- About the Program
- Why Should You Register your Product
- Approval Process for the Program
- Testing Laboratory Qualifications
- Organizations that Accredit Laboratories to ISO 17025
- Questions Concerning the Program
- Program Documents
The Program is sponsored and administered by ASTM International and is available to any manufacturer, distributor, or private brand marketer, whether domestic or international. The Program authorizes a supplier who is having their product tested to an ASTM standard test method to register certain information including: general company/product information; ASTM test method identification; sample selection procedures; general information about the testing laboratory; testing laboratory accreditation/capabilities; testing laboratory test report(s) and data; and attestation that all required information is accurate. Upon acceptance by ASTM, the supplier will receive a notice of registration, identification number and ability to obtain registered documentation from ASTM.
The Program is developed to conform to the requirements of ISO/IEC 17050-1 and 17050-2 Conformity Assessment-Supplier’s Declaration of Conformity.
The Program does not apply to ASTM Standard Specifications which contain more detailed requirements beyond test results. The Program is not an ASTM Certification Program and the ASTM Certification mark or ASTM logo shall not be used.
The ASTM Program provides benefits to suppliers/manufacturers, purchasers and the industry as a whole, because it:
- Provides suppliers with evidence for their customers that their declaration of conformity to an ASTM standard test method is supported by being registered and documented with ASTM;
- Allows a supplier to direct ASTM, an independent third party, to provide supporting documentation to customers and other organizations that require it;
- Requires that a qualified testing laboratory that has documented its accreditation or conformance to ISO/IEC 17025 perform the testing;
- Provides supplier with increased ability to market and sell their product;
- Addresses, in some cases, regulatory pressure to provide greater credibility of a supplier’s self declaration.
1. Registration for Program - The supplier should thoroughly review the General Operations Manual for the ASTM Program on Supplier's Declaration of Conformity,the ASTM Supplier's Declaration of Conformity Program Participant Agreement and the Documentation Form for Supplier's Declaration of Conformity. If the supplier is willing to meet all Program requirements, it should have their product tested by a qualified laboratory. Upon completion of testing, the supplier shall register for the Program and pay the registration fee on the ASTM web site. The completed Participant Agreement and Documentation Form should be forwarded to the ASTM Certification Department. A separate registration is necessary for each product tested to an ASTM standard test method.
2. Processing of the Application— The Department on Certification Programs will review the Participant Agreement and Documentation Form for completeness and communicate with the supplier to obtain missing information or any needed clarification. ASTM will promptly provide a notification on whether supplier’s registration is accepted or not. It is the responsibility of the supplier to ensure that all information provided is complete and accurate.
This program allows the use of accredited and non-accredited laboratories. If the supplier uses a laboratory accredited to ISO 17025 the supplier must provide documentation of the laboratory's accreditation (click here for an example). If the supplier uses a non-accredited laboratory, the laboratory must complete the Documentation of a Laboratory's Compliance to ISO 17025.
The list of organizations below accredit laboratories to ISO/IEC 17025 General Requirements for the Competence of Calibration and Testing Laboratories. They are provided to assist you, if needed, to locate an accredited laboratory that can provide testing to an ASTM standard(s). Search their sites by the standard designation number (i.e. C39) to locate laboratories accredited to provide testing to a specific standard.
ASTM has not attempted to investigate, rate, endorse, approve or certify any of the organizations.
• American Association for Lab Accreditation (A2LA) www.a2la.org
• International Accreditation Service, Inc (IAS) www.iasonline.org
• Laboratory Accreditation Bureau (L-A-B) www.l-a-b.com
• Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc. (PJLA) www.pjlabs.com
• AASHTO Accreditation Program (AAP) www.amrl.net
• National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) www.nist.gov/nvlap/
• ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ACLASS & FQS): www.anab-aclass.org
The International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) is an international cooperation of laboratory and inspection accreditation bodies which provides a more extensive list of organizations. www.ilac.org
Phone: 610 832 9765
Supplier's Declaration of Conformity Program Certification Programs