Accreditations

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 1988.

Information about ASCLD/LAB may be found at http://www.ascld-lab.org/.