Accreditation of ISO/IEC 17025:2017

Updated:September 14, 2020 (Monday)

-International recognition as a technically competent testing laboratory-

  • The National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO) became the first institution in the country with ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation, an international standard required for testing laboratories to provide a static strength test of safety cabs/frames for riding type tractors.
  • NARO's ability to practice accurate testing is officially confirmed, with a recognition as a reliable testing laboratory.


NARO became the first institution in the country with the accreditation of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 in the field of testing agricultural machineries.

ISO/IEC 17025:2017 is the main international standard of general requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories in certain fields. NARO applied for the accreditation as a testing laboratory of the static strength test of safety cabs/frames for agricultural tractors (riding type), which was assessed and accredited by Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc. (PJLA). Safety cabs/frames are the protective structure of riding type tractors to assure the driver's safety in case of overturning: "Roll-Over Protective Structure (ROPS)".

NARO continues to perform testing with high accuracy and to fulfil its social responsibility as an accredited third-party certification body of the international standard for the agricultural machineries.

Recognized international standardISO/IEC 17025:2017
Accreditation bodyPerry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc. (PJLA)
Field of testMechanical
Items, materials or products testedSafety cabs/ frames for agricultural tractors (riding type)
Specific tests or properties measuredStatic strength test
Accreditation number104438
Accreditation dateJuly 14, 2020

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Reference Information

1. ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Certificate (English version)

2. ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Certificate (Japanese version)