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ISTA CERTIFIED TESTING LABORATORY

ISTA® Laboratory Certification demonstrates a strong commitment to transport packaging professionalism, as well as assuring a laboratory is properly equipped to conduct ISTA® package performance testing.

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Certification is available only to ISTA members and requires the completion of a series of equipment verification forms, as well as the production of a short video. Recertification is due every 2 years, or whenever a change in the lab is made that involves the movement or relocation of equipment.

Click here to download the necessary forms, video procedure necessary to Certify your Laboratory and details on how to submit your forms.

SAMPLE VIDEO CLIPS OF LAB CERTIFICATIONS:
Rotary Motion Vibration view video

Circles view video

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-Corner Drop view video
-Edge Drop view video
-Face Drop view video

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ISTA CERTIFIED THERMAL TRANSPORT LABORATORY

The use of ISTA Standard 14 is required to become an ISTA Certified Thermal Transport Laboratory. Standard 14 provides the minimum requirements for thermal transit packaging laboratories to receive ISTA certification to perform ISTA thermal transit testing procedures and for those laboratories to be approved to designate specific packaging solutions as “certified” per applicable ISTA published standards, ISTA 7E.

This standard establishes the minimum criteria to be met for thermal transit packaging laboratories to become ISTA certified in the areas of laboratory processes and procedures, as well as equipment qualification.

Specific areas covered include: quality manuals, material handling; calibration, preventative maintenance, equipment qualification and re-qualification, training, document control, operating procedures, quality management system, data integrity and storage and data management files.

This standard defines the processes of:
• obtaining ISTA thermal transport laboratory certification
• maintaining certification
• re-certification
• reporting requirements
• on-site audits

BEGIN HERE - Steps for becoming an ISTA Certified Thermal Transport Laboratory:

1/ Download Standard 14 Click here to download

2 / Purchase Standard 20 from ISTA Headquarters. Fee: $10,000 Click here to purchase

3/ The laboratory shall submit to ISTA Headquarters an ISTA thermal transport laboratory audit application, ISTA Form 0045, for approval. Fee: $500 Click here to purchase

4/ The thermal laboratory shall have at least one employee who has attained Certified Thermal Professional Level II status.

5 / The thermal laboratory shall submit a thermal transport laboratory certification pre-audit and audit form, ISTA Form 0047, and after a successful review, an on-site laboratory audit is scheduled.

6/ The Certified ISTA Thermal Transport Auditor conducts the audit. The possible audit results are: 1/ Certified; 2/ Not Certified – pending remedial actions; or 3/ Not Certified. Fee: $2,500 + Auditor travel expenses

7/ The laboratory certification period is for 2 years from completion of a successful on-site laboratory audit and “certified” status on ISTA Form 0047.