Schedule for Implementation of ISO 17034:2016 for Accreditation of Reference Material Producer


ISO Guide 34: 2009, used in the accreditation of Reference Material Producers(RMP), was revised by ISO on 1 November 2016 and ISO 17034: 2016 standard has been published. The International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) has given a deadline of 31 October 2019 (3 years) for reference material producers to comply with this standard.

Reference Material Producers, accredited by TURKAK, must be transferred to this standard by 31 October 2019. In this context, the transition to ISO 17034: 2016 of the RMPs that is going to make or have already made accreditation applications to TURKAK and those already accredited shall be provided as follows.

a) New applications for accreditation to ISO Guide 34: 2009 will be accepted by 1 January 2018. 

b) New applications to be submitted between 1 January 2018 and 1 July 2018 will be accepted if they are made according to ISO Guide 34: 2009 or ISO 17034: 2016 Standard. Applications to be made after this date will be accepted if it is done according to ISO 17034: 2016. 

c) The accreditation assessments of RMPs applying according to the ISO Guide 34: 2009 until 1 July 2018 shall be carried out according to this standard. The first surveillance and / or scope extension assessments of these RMPs will be carried out in accordance with ISO 17034: 2016 standard and transition period will be completed. 

d) Reference Material Producers, which are accredited by TURKAK, are required to complete their preparations by 1 July 2018 and all surveillance, scope extension or re-accreditation assessments after this date will be carried out according to ISO 17034: 2016 standard and transition period will be completed.

Publish Date:06.09.2017