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NVLAP Handbooks and Lab Bulletins

The NVLAP Handbooks and Lab Bulletins are available as PDF documents. You may download the Adobe Reader PDF viewer for free on all platforms from the Adobe Systems web site.

Lab Bulletins that are specific to a Laboratory Accreditation Program (LAP) are listed across from their associated handbooks. A Lab Bulletin is used to inform laboratories of program additions and changes, and to provide clarification of program-specific requirements. A bulletin should be inserted into the appropriate Program-Specific Handbook until the handbook is revised, at which time the bulletin will be incorporated into the handbook.

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NVLAP Handbook

Program/Title

Associated Lab Bulletins

NIST Handbook 150:2006

 

NVLAP Procedures and General Requirements
   
NIST Handbook 150-1:2010-12 ed. 

NVLAP Energy Efficient Lighting Products

Lab Bulletin LB-80-2013:
Addition of Energy Star Required Test Methods to
Scopes of Accreditation
 NEW

Lab Bulletin LB-72-2013:
Calibration of Integrating Spheres and Goniophotometers and Associated Measurement Uncertainty
 NEW

Lab Bulletin LB-67-2012:
Addition of In-Situ Temperature Method (ISTM) Testing to EEL Program
 

Lab Bulletin LB-60-2011:
Update of Energy Efficient Lighting Test Method Selection List
 

Lab Bulletin LB-54-2011:
Release of NIST Handbook 150-1, 2010 Edition and NIST Handbook 150-1 Checklist, 2010 Edition

NIST Handbook 150-2 Series

Technical Guides for NVLAP Calibration Laboratories (eight separate handbooks listed below):

Lab Bulletin LB-65-2012:
ILAC-P14:12/2010, ILAC Policy for Uncertainty in Calibration
  NEW

Lab Bulletin LB-63-2011:
Proficiency Testing Requirements for Calibration Laboratories
 NEW

Lab Bulletin LB-37-2008:
NVLAP Assessment of Calibration Laboratories with Field Locations

Lab Bulletin LB-25-2007:
Revisions to NIST Program-Specific Handbooks 150-2A through 150-2H

NIST Handbook 150-2A:2004

NVLAP Calibration Laboratories, Technical Guide for Electromagnetic DC Low Frequency Measurements

See above

NIST Handbook 150-2B:2004

NVLAP Calibration Laboratories, Technical Guide for Electromagnetic RF Microwave Measurements

See above

NIST Handbook 150-2C:2001

NVLAP Calibration Laboratories, Technical Guide for Time and Frequency Measurements

See above

NIST Handbook 150-2D:2004

NVLAP Calibration Laboratories, Technical Guide for Ionizing Radiation Measurements

See above

NIST Handbook 150-2E:2001

NVLAP Calibration Laboratories, Technical Guide for Optical Radiation Measurements

See above

NIST Handbook 150-2F:2003

NVLAP Calibration Laboratories, Technical Guide for Dimensional Measurements

See above

NIST Handbook 150-2G:2004

NVLAP Calibration Laboratories, Technical Guide for Mechanical Measurements

See above. Also,

Lab Bulletin LB-9-2003:
Magnetism in Mass Measurements


Summary Report of an Ad Hoc Focus Group Meeting on: "Magnetism in Mass Measurements," NCSLI U.S. Measurement Requirements Committee, September 12, 2003

NIST Handbook 150-2H:2004

NVLAP Calibration Laboratories, Technical Guide for Thermodynamic Measurements

See above. Also,

Lab Bulletin LB-10-2004 (Rev. 2007-02-21):
Thermometry Proficiency Tests

NIST Handbook 150-3:2006 

NVLAP Bulk Asbestos Analysis

Lab Bulletin LB-68-2012:
Addition of 1993 Method for Determination of Asbestos in Bulk Building Materials to Scopes of Accreditation
 NEW

Lab Bulletin LB-22-2007:
Release of NIST Handbook 150-3:2006 Edition

NIST Handbook 150-4:2005

NVLAP Ionizing Radiation Dosimetry

Lab Bulletin LB-76-2013:
Resumption of Proficiency Testing – Neutron Categories – ANSI N13.11-2009 NEW

Lab Bulletin LB-62-2011:
Change in Quarterly Proficiency Testing Schedule
 

Lab Bulletin LB-61-2011:
Clarification of NIST Handbook 150-4, 5.6.2
 

Lab Bulletin LB-55-2011:
Category IV (mixed betas and photons) - ANSI N13.32-2008

Lab Bulletin LB-49-2010:
Selection of Beta and Photon Categories for Mixed Field Testing

NIST Handbook 150-5:2005

NVLAP Construction Materials Testing

Lab Bulletin LB-81-2014
Nuclear Density-Moisture Gauges
 NEW

NIST Handbook 150-6:2006

NVLAP Carpet and Carpet Cushion

Lab Bulletin LB-16-2007:
Release of NIST Handbook 150-6, 2006 Edition

NIST Handbook 150-8:2011 

NVLAP Acoustical Testing Services

Lab Bulletin LB-56-2011:
Release of NIST Handbook 150-8, 2011 Edition

NIST Handbook 150-9:2006

NVLAP Wood-Based Products

Lab Bulletin LB-18-2007:
Release of NIST Handbook 150-9, 2006 Edition

NIST Handbook 150-10:2013 NEW

NVLAP Efficiency of Electric Motors

Lab Bulletin LB-75-2013:
Release of NIST Handbook 150-10, 2013 Edition and Expansion of the Motors Program
NEW

NIST Handbook 150-11:2013 NEW

NVLAP Electromagnetic Compatibility & Telecommunications

Lab Bulletin LB-73-2013:
Release of NIST Handbook 150-11, 2013 Edition
NEW

Lab Bulletin LB-64-2012:
Explanation of ANSI C63.5-2006 Regarding Standard Antenna Calibration Sites

Lab Bulletin LB-53-2010:
Release of Updated NIST Handbook 150-11A Checklist

Lab Bulletin LB-28-2007:
Release of NIST Handbook 150-11, 2007 Edition

NIST Handbook 150-13:2006

NVLAP Airborne Asbestos Analysis

Lab Bulletin LB-69-2012:
Disclaimer to Be Added to TEM Test Reports
 NEW

Lab Bulletin LB-23-2007:
Release of NIST Handbook 150-13:2006 Edition

NIST Handbook 150-15:2006

NVLAP Thermal Insulation Materials

Lab Bulletin LB-19-2007:
Release of NIST Handbook 150-15, 2006 Edition

NIST Handbook 150-17:2013 NEW

NVLAP Cryptographic and Security Testing

Lab Bulletin LB-77-2013:
Addition of New Requirements to NIST Handbook 150-17 Regarding Use of FIPS 140-2 Validated Cryptography
NEW

Lab Bulletin LB-74-2013:
Revision of SCAP Testing to the NVLAP Cryptographic and Security Testing Laboratory Accreditation Program
NEW

Lab Bulletin LB-66-2012:
Addition of TWIC Card Testing to the NVLAP Cryptographic & Security Testing LAP

NIST Handbook 150-18:2009
NVLAP Fasteners and Metals

Lab Bulletin LB-45-2009:
Release of NIST Handbook 150-18, 2009 Edition and NIST Handbook 150-18 Checklist, 2009 Edition


Lab Bulletin LB-32-2008:
New Requirements for Fastener, Metallography, and Dimensional Proficiency Testing

NIST Handbook 150-20:2005 NVLAP Common Criteria Testing

Lab Bulletin LB-78-2013:
Revision of the NVLAP Common Criteria Testing Laboratory Accreditation Program
 NEW

Lab Bulletin LB-29-2008:
Revision of NIST Handbook 150-20, Sections 3.3.3, 3.3.4 and Annex B

NIST Handbook 150-21:2011 NVLAP Chemical Calibration:Certifiers of Spectrophotometric NTRMs  
NIST Handbook 150-22:2008
NVLAP Voting System Testing

Lab Bulletin LB-34-2008:
Release of NIST Handbook 150-22, May 2008 Edition

NIST Handbook 150-23:2010
NVLAP Radiation Detection Instruments

Lab Bulletin LB-57-2011:
Electromagnetic Compatibility testing (ECT) as required for Radiation Detection Instruments (RDI) testing

Lab Bulletin LB-51-2010:
Release of NIST Handbook 150-23, April 2010 Edition

NIST Handbook 150-24:2010

NVLAP Personal Body Armor

Lab Bulletin LB-50-2010:
Release of NIST Handbook 150-24, March 2010 Edition


Lab Bulletin LB-48-2010:
Information on testing, testing procedures, and reports for both NVLAP and the Compliance Testing Program


Lab Bulletin LB-41-2009:
NVLAP-Specific Requirements for CTP Clarification 2009:03


Lab Bulletin LB-40-2009:
Compliance Testing Program Administrative Clarification Documents


Lab Bulletin LB-31-2008:
Addition of Environmental Conditioning Protocol to Personal Body Armor Program

NIST Handbook 150-25:2009

NVLAP Biometrics Testing

Lab Bulletin LB-43-2009:
Release of NIST Handbook 150-25, 2009 Edition

NIST Handbook 150-31:2011 NEW

NVLAP Healthcare Information Technology Testing

Lab Bulletin LB-79-2013:
Addition of Test Reporting Requirements to the HIT LAP
 NEW

Lab Bulletin LB-71-2013:
Amendments to NIST Handbook 150-31, NVLAP Healthcare Information Technology Testing
 NEW

Lab Bulletin LB-70-2012:
Addition of the 2014 Certification Criteria for EHR Technology to the HIT LAP
 NEW