Calibration reports

Does anyone know if it is a requirement for the governing body (a2la in my case) stamp be on a calibration certificate to be considered ISO 9001;2015 compliant?

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Duke Okes
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9001 doesn't require it, and since you mentioned A2LA I assume you're a laboratory and are also working to 17025, which also doesn't require it. Certainly it would be useful for the traceability source to be listed on the certificate.

Best way to answer this is ask your A2LA contact. They may have additional requirements (e.g., ANAB has additional requirements for forensic labs).

This sounds like a requirement found in IATF16949:2016 7.1.5.3.2 . “…test report shall include the mark of a national accreditation body…”, but it is not a requirement in ISO9001:2015.

Please correct me if I am wrong. They may be covered under the last statement in 7.1.5.3.2: 'OR" “shall be evidence that the external laboratory is acceptable to the customer”. A simple (documented) agreement between customer and supplier sounds like it would cover this. Along with this statement there is no requirement for the mark as in statement 1. Once again this is in reference to IATF 16949 and does not apply to ISO 9001.