Accreditation Programme

Applied Physics Testing Laboratory

Number of accreditations
New accreditations in FY 2020/21
Technical expert days in FY 2020/21
Last update
Dec 2021

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Programme Overview

Programme scope of application

IANZ accreditation in the field of Applied Physics Testing covers a wide range of measurements of physical quantities and tests on materials, components and structures.

Fee Schedules can be found at the bottom of the 'Get accredited' page.

Scopes of Accreditation

The scope of accreditation of an accredited applied physics testing laboratory is, in general, classified according to the type(s) of samples tested (the Class of Test), then further defined by the specific tests or measurements conducted and the test method or technique used.

Commonly accredited Classes of Tests include:

  • Acoustic properties of materials
  • Optical properties
  • Thermal properties
  • Fire resistance & fire prevention
  • Appliance performance testing
  • Road signage
  • Laser classification
  • Controlled environments

A full list of the current Classes of Test is included in the IANZ publication Specific Criteria for Accreditation – Applied Physics Testing. Laboratories seeking IANZ accreditation under the Applied Physics Testing programme should not consider this list exhaustive, nor feel constrained by it. This Class of Test structure used by IANZ is an arbitrary classification system used for convenience and can be added to as the situation demands.

Note: The allocation of accredited tests into specific fields of testing can also be somewhat arbitrary in nature. While general principles are followed, there will always be exceptions to these principles. Laboratories seeking accreditation, or persons seeking out accredited laboratories for specific tests should not restrict themselves to only those in the Applied Physics Testing laboratory accreditation programme.

Accreditation Criteria

supplementary CRITERIA


Gavin Tasker

Programme Manager

Jonathan Taylor

Accreditation Assessor

Don Arnold

Programme Specialist

Michael Vercoe

Programme Specialist