ISO/IEC 17025 is the annually ISO audited standard governing the competence of testing and calibration laboratories, and is known worldwide throughout
all industries (not just card testing). It builds upon the framework of the ISO 9001 Quality system, but focuses on
the detail needed for testing laboratories and the competence of its staff for each accredited test.
In short, you are assured that Card Testing International’s (CTI’s)
staff are proficient in what they do, and our processes and procedures used are scientifically best practice.
With CTI being an ISO/IEC 17025 certified laboratory, you are assured that the tests we perform on your cards show results that
are accurate, and that our reporting remains unbiased at all times. CTI uses an independent accreditation body that is globally
recognised. Such accreditation bodies are in their own right subject to scrutiny.
This ensures their annual audit on CTI is
conducted to the highest standards, resulting in a reliable assessment of our organisation and its capabilities. Ultimately
this gives CTI’s customers total confidence in our test results & reporting.
Demonstrating CTI's Competence to You
By operating according to ISO/IEC 17025, CTI:
- Is audited by an independent accreditation body
- Is certified as being unbiased and without conflicts of interest
- Has effective processes and operating procedures in place
- Operates test equipment with traceable calibration to International Standards using members belonging to the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC)
- Uses statistical methods to establish a 95% confidence interval for measurement uncertainties specified in its validated tests
- Has tight environmental control operating at 230C, 50% Relative Humidity – the default test environment specified by ISO
CTI Is Committed To Providing a Quality Service
Other labs may provide card testing, but may not operate under 'fair' conditions – are they:
- Competent enough to provide repeatable and accurate results?
- Unbiased in their reporting?
- Affected by a conflict of interest from direct business relationships with manufacturing processes?
- Using testing as a side agenda in order to cross sell test equipment?
- Performing testing in a temperature & humidity controlled environment and precisely to all other ISO requirements?
Remember, CTI has no vested interest in whether your cards pass or fail – we just let the accuracy of the science speak for itself!