Our Certifications

Accreditation is an educational process, not a pass-fail exam.

The process begins with a comprehensive self-evaluation by laboratory staff. Completion of the application for accreditation requires information on all aspects of laboratory operation as well as the submission of actual case studies for review. After a laboratory submits the application to the IAC, the application undergoes a confidential peer-review by the IAC's trained reviewers, including physicians, technologists and sonographers, before a final decision is made by the Board of Directors.

The IAC does not restrict accreditation to the "perfect" laboratory.

Rather, accreditation is based on a policy of substantial compliance with the Standards. No laboratory is ever denied accreditation outright. Instead, the IAC provides guidance to assist the laboratory in meeting the requirements of the Standards.