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Vermont Forensic Laboratory Earns ASCLD/LAB-International Accreditation

Waterbury, VT - 8/14/2015 - On July 11, 2015, the ASCLD/LAB Board of Directors considered the application for ASCLD/LAB-International accreditation from the Vermont Department of Public Safety – Vermont Forensic Laboratory.  Based upon the documentation provided in the final assessment report and in accordance with the recommendation of the Lead Assessor, the Board was satisfied that the laboratory meets or exceeds the requirements for accreditation as set forth in ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and the applicable ASCLD/LAB-International Supplemental Requirements.  The assessment and accreditation process also considered conformance with the laboratory’s own documented management system.

The Vermont Department of Public Safety – Vermont Forensic Laboratory was accredited on July 11, 2015, in the Field of Forensic Science Testing.  The accreditation is for a period of four (4) years, ending on July 10, 2019. 

Accreditation is granted only after a thorough evaluation of the laboratory’s management system and technical procedures and practices.  Accreditation is the result of an extensive commitment of resources and much preparation by the management and personnel of the entire program.  The efforts of all employees involved in this achievement must be commended.