Elite’s Quality Management System

Our quality system accreditation provides the assurance that testing follows a structured process that is independently evaluated and continually improving.

Elite has been an early adopter of standardized quality management systems. In 1986, Elite engineers developed a quality program around the requirements of ISO Guide 25. Guide 25 was initially the quality assurance standard required by the FCC for testing of digital devices and intentional transmitters.

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It was also the quality system that needs to be specified by the US Navy for testing avionics systems. Elite’s quality system has since evolved to meet the present-day requirements of ISO 17025:2017.

In 2000, Elite developed a product certification quality system in accordance with ISO Guide 65. This certification quality system is required to do radio transmitter certifications for manufacturers seeking compliance with the FCC and Industry Canada regulations. This certification quality system outlines Elite’s structured certification process and defines rules, records, forms, and staff responsibilities associated with the certification process. It also defines rules which assure that Elite maintains impartiality and objectivity between its testing and certification duties. Elite is now accredited to ISO 17065:2012.

ISO Accreditation

ISO 17025 Scope of Accreditation for EMC - ISO 17025 Scope of Accreditation for Mechanical Testing - ISO 17065 Scope of Accreditation for Certification

CTIA / CATL

Over-The-Air (OTA) Antenna Performance Testing

Automotive

Approved domestic automotive third party test laboratory. “Big Three” - GM, FCA (Fiat Chrysler), and Ford. UK Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) facility approval.

Packaging

ISTA Certified Testing Laboratory for development, integrity performance, and simulation.

FAA Airport Lighting

FAA Accepted Third Party Certification Body for All L-type Airport Lighting Equipment. Qualification Testing and Certification in One Location.

Other

Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), Defense Supply Center, Columbus (DSCC) - Commercial Laboratory Suitability Program