Certifications and Standards



It is the policy of Applied Technical Services, LLC to provide its customers with the highest quality services. The pursuit of quality, and its improvement, is a continuous process with measurable objectives. Each employee must be aware of, committed to, and actively involved in the quality improvement process.

ATS meets customer needs by providing:
  • Services in accordance with applicable standards and specifications
  • Professional services delivered in a timely manner
  • Clear and accurate data
  • Qualified, equipped and engaged employees

The ATS Quality System is a valuable tool in implementing our Quality Policy and consistently improving the quality of services provided to our customers.

Quality System Standards

ATS’s Quality System is compliant with the recognized quality system standards for the various industries for which we perform testing and inspection. Testing and inspection services provided by ATS within our Quality System meet the requirements of the following standards.

Domestic Recognition of A2LA Programs

Click here for a list of Domestic Recognition of A2LA programs. Within this recognition are the federal agencies, state agencies, municipalities and private sector parties with whom A2LA has some type of formal written agreement of recognition or documented endorsement.

Quality Standards
  • ISO/IEC 17025 — General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibrations Laboratories
  • ISO 9001:2015 — Requirements for Quality Management Systems
  • 10 CFR 50 Appendix B — Quality Assurance Criteria for Nuclear Power Plants and Fuel Reprocessing Plants
  • 10 CFR Part 21 — Reporting of Defects and Noncompliance
  • ASME NQA-1 — Quality Assurance Requirements for Nuclear Facility Applications
  • ANSI/NCSL Z540-1 — General Requirements for Calibrations Laboratories and Measuring and Testing Equipment

*All accreditations are granted to certain disciplines operating within ATS. Each certification/affiliation or accreditation has a specifically defined scope. Please select the link to view these scopes and certificates or contact the ATS Quality Assurance Department at 1-888-287-5227 for further details.

Accreditations / Certifications*
NADCAP Accreditations

Nondestructive Testing

  • Suppliers Accreditation Program — Sikorsky and Eaton
  • Liquid Penetrant Survey
  • Magnetic Particle Survey

Materials Testing

  • Chemical Analysis — Atomic or Optical Emission Spectroscopy (AES or OES), Atomic Emission Spectroscopy – Spark/Arc (S/A–OES), Elemental Analysis (Combustion or Fusion), Carbon, Nitrogen, Sulfur, X-Ray Fluorescence(XRF), Specify the Alloy Base Accreditation- Al Base, Fe Base, and Ni Base
  • Mechanical Testing — Room Temperature Tensile, Impact, High Cycle Fatigue, and Fracture Toughness
  • Metallography and Microindentation Hardness — Metallographic Evaluation, Microindentation (Interior), Grain Size, Near Surface Examinations – Microindentation (Surface–Case Depth), and Near Surface Examinations – IGA, IGO
  • Hardness Testing — Rockwell and Vickers
  • Corrosion — Corrosion (General) and Stress Corrosion
  • Specimen Preparation — Standard Specimen Machining and Special Preparation
  • Evaluation of Welds -Metallurgical Evaluation of Welder / Welding Operator Qualifications, Metallurgical Evaluation of Welder / Welding Operator Qualifications, Metallurgical Evaluation of Electron Beam / Laser Welds and Metallurgical Evaluation of Resistance Welds