Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, Building Codes Division

Rule Rule 918-770-0100
Approval of Testing Laboratories

Requirements for Approval of Testing Laboratories.


The Board shall only accept test data submitted for the purpose of demonstrating conformance with plumbing product standards approved by the Board from testing laboratories accredited as meeting the requirements contained in ISO/IEC Guide 25:1990, General Requirements for the Competence of Calibration and Testing Laboratories, by an approved laboratory accreditation program. Testing laboratories shall only be recognized for those test procedures listed on a scope of accreditation issued by an approved laboratory accreditation program organization, or as may be specially conditioned by the Board.


Approval of testing laboratories shall be based on the issuance of a Certificate of Accreditation issued by an approved laboratory accreditation program organization. Only accrediting organizations that meet the requirements contained in ISO/IEC Guide 58:1993, Calibration and Testing Laboratory Accreditation Systems — General Requirements for Operation and Recognition, that provide and maintain active certifications for testing laboratories, for specific test methods in scopes of accreditation from referenced standards, may be approved pursuant to this rule.


The following testing laboratory accreditation organizations are approved as of the effective date of this rule:


National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP); and


State of Oregon Electrical and Elevator Board. Other organizations may apply for recognition by submitting application to the Chief Plumbing Inspector.

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Jun. 8, 2021