Laboratory Accreditation Status
The four forensic testing laboratories and the calibration (Breath Alcohol) laboratory are currently accredited by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB) through its International program, which is based on:
- ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Internationally developed and approved
- ASCLD/LAB developed supplemental requirements specific to forensic science testing laboratories
- ASCLD/LAB developed supplemental requirements specific to forensic science calibration laboratories
The Virginia Department of Forensic Science (DFS) has been accredited by the ASCLD/LAB since 1989.