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Understanding how ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation is needed for AS6171

June 28, 2016.

Anne Poncheri (


Anne Poncheri is a participating Member of SAE G-19 Counterfeit Electronic Components committee which is chartered to address aspects of preventing, detection, responding to and counteracting the threat of counterfeit electronic components. She is also an active member of several subcommittees responsible for writing test methods for counterfeit detection of electronic components.


AS6171 - Test Methods Standard; General Requirements, Suspect/Counterfeit, EEE Parts will be issued in 2016. This standard will document the test methodologies to detect suspect counterfeit parts and to ensure consistency across the supply chain for test techniques and requirements. You cannot obtain registration or certification to AS6171. In order to show competency for the test methods, you must become ISO/IEC 17025 accredited with the AS6171 test methods included on your scope of work. This presentation will address the following: