Bode Technology has successfully maintained numerous accreditations and certifications since 1997 thanks to our high quality driven by our rigorous quality management system.
These certifications demonstrate that Bode adheres to standards set forth by each accrediting and/or certification body covering all aspects of testing. From evidence reception through the issuance of final results, adherence to these standards provides assurance to both clients and the community that our test results are of the highest quality.
Bode has numerous certifications and accreditations including:
ISO 17025 accreditation for Forensic Science Laboratory Testing
Full compliance with the FBI Quality Assurance Standards for Forensic DNA Testing Laboratories and DNA Databasing Laboratories
ISO 18385 Forensic DNA Grade collection products
ISO 17043 accredited proficiency testing provider
Texas accredited, New York certified, and Maryland licensed
ISO/IEC 17025 – Accredited Laboratory
Bode is accredited by ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) to the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standards for Forensic Testing and Calibration Laboratories. Bode also maintains compliance with the FBI Quality Assurance Standards for Forensic DNA Testing Laboratories and DNA Databasing Laboratories. Bode has maintained ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation since 2002.
ISO/IEC 17025 Certificate of Accreditation
ISO/IEC 17025 Scope of Accreditation
ISO/IEC 17043 – Accredited Proficiency Testing Provider
Bode is an ISO/IEC 17043 accredited proficiency testing provider. Accredited by ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) in 2017, Bode’s IQAS proficiency test kits meet the proficiency testing guidelines for ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratories, which are required to use ISO/IEC 17043 accredited proficiency test providers.
ISO/IEC 17043 Certificate of Accreditation
Approved by New York State for Forensic Identity
The Bode laboratory participates in the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH), Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program and is approved by the NYS DOH as a forensic identity laboratory. The department’s certification is based on the FBI Quality Assurance Standards, New York public health laws, and state clinical laboratory standards for General Systems and Forensic Identity Testing.
NYS DOH Certificate of Qualification
Licensed by the State of Maryland
Since 2012, Bode Technology has been licensed to operate as a forensic laboratory in accordance with §17-2A-04 of the Health-General Article of the Maryland Code by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Health Care Quality. This state licensure program confirms certification and accreditation of Bode Technology by a national accrediting body and in compliance with forensic regulations released under COMAR 10.51.01-10.51.07.
Texas FSC – Accredited Laboratory
Since 2012, Bode has maintained the Texas Forensic Science Commission (TFSC) accreditation in accordance with Title 37, Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 651. The TFSC accreditation program is based on maintaining accreditation from a national accrediting body and compliance with Title 37, Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 651.
Additionally, since January 2019, TFSC has required analysts and laboratory personnel to obtain a license through the TFSC to perform processing and reporting of Texas cases. Bode has licensed over 100 personnel since this requirement began and maintains a robust staff of licensed personnel. Refer to the TFSC Licensee Database for currently licensed personnel.
TFSC Accreditation Letter
BSI ISO 9001 Certification
Bode’s Quality Management System in Lenexa has achieved certification to ISO 9001:2015 standards. Bode manufactures collection products and collection kits within the facility. Through its ISO 9001 certification, Bode demonstrates its ability to consistently provide products that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. Bode also aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for continual improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.
ISO 9001 Certificate
ISO 18385 Certification
Bode has achieved certification to the ISO 18385:2016 standards for the Buccal DNA Collector and SecurSwab product lines. ISO 18385:2016 confirms that Bode’s products meet the standards for the forensic market which enables these products to carry the ISO 18385 Forensic DNA Grade label.
ISO 18385 Accreditation Certificate
Organization of Scientific Areas Committees (OSAC)
In 2020, Bode became the first private laboratory to be recognized by the Organization of Scientific Areas Committees (OSAC) as an OSAC Implementer. The OSAC Registry is a repository of high-quality, science-based proposed standards for forensic science. Bode recognizes the importance of incorporating strong quality standards to strengthen the public’s confidence in forensic science. Click here to learn more about Bode’s implementation in the OSAC Newsletter Winter 2021 edition. To learn more about the OSAC Registry, click here.
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Bode Technology holds the highest state, federal, and ISO certifications and accreditations. We rigorously adhere to all standards for quality and compliance.