The special inspection agency quality system helps to achieve accreditation for the latest revision IAS AC291 and ISO 17020:2012.

The special inspection agency quality system is particularly adept to being operated using paperless eQMS because it enables field personnel to access and complete project documents in realtime. Work records and instructions, forms, procedures, specifications, drawings and more are instantly accessible by all logged-in Users using any device that has an internet browser.

Click on demo link below to evaluate the contents of the MS Office kit, which you can use in your business operation according to license terms and conditions.

Download free At-PQC™ Cross Reference Matrix for AC291, ISO 17020 and ISO 9001

Click here to download free At-PQC™ cross reference matrix (MS Office format) that identifies how the quality manual, procedures and forms in the kit enable compliance with AC291 effective 1-1-2020 and ISO 17020:2012. The same matrix compares ISO 17020:2012 against ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 9001:2015.

AC291 Special Inspection Agency Quality System Kit, $197

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Two distinct improvement efforts are required for compliance with the AC291 and ISO 17020 standards:
Part 1) Implement a conforming quality system, and
Part 2) Document Field Inspector work instructions

The AC291 kit enables full compliance with Part 1 (Option A) Quality System. Your Company will document Part 2 using the blank work instruction template in the kit. The easiest method to document Part 2 is to use video then add specification limits to the work instruction. Another method is to describe inspection instructions using a flowchart and another method is to write-out inspection instructions.

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The special inspection agency quality system kit contains all documents referenced in the quality manual and listed below:


  • QMS-00 Quality Manual for Special Inspection Agency
  • QMS-01 Document and Records Control
  • QMS-02 Configuration Management (required to control modifications to specs and drawings)
  • QMS-03 Quality Plan for Monitoring Special Inspectors
  • QMS-04 Management
  • QMS-05 Responsibilities-Authorities
  • QMS-06 Training
  • QMS-07 Proposal Development and Contract Review (quality plan for scheduling and integrating project milestones)
  • QMS-08 Purchasing
  • QMS-08-1 Purchase Order Review
  • QMS-09 Receiving
  • QMS-10 Inspection
  • QMS-11 Safety
  • QMS-12 Internal Auditing
  • QMS-13 Corrective Action
  • QMS-14 Control of Nonconformances
  • QMS-15 Calibration
  • QMS-16 Definitions and Abbreviations
  • QMS-17 Design and Development
  • Quality Plan for Performance Monitoring Special Inspectors
  • Optional Risk Mitigation and Planning
  • Conformity Assessment Checklist


  • Accreditation Data Package
  • Approval of Outside Activity
  • Approved Supplier List
  • Authorizations for Inspectors
  • Backup Work Instruction
  • Calibration Reference Only Tag
  • Calibration Seal
  • Calibration System Forms
  • Chain of Custody
  • Change Order
  • Confidential Financial Disclosure
  • Contract Review Forms
  • Cross Reference Matrix
  • Customer Satisfaction Survey
  • Daily Receiving Log
  • Design Review Form
  • Design Review Work Instruction
  • Dispatch Record
  • Final Inspection Tag
  • Good Material Dot, Peel-and-Stick
  • Good Material Tag, Dock-to-Stock
  • Good Material Tag
  • Inspector Certifications Matrix
  • Inspection Test Plan
  • Inspector Stamp Log
  • Internal Audit Report
  • Investigation and Corrective Action Request
  • Management Meeting Report
  • Nonconformance Log (RFS)
  • Nonconformance Report, RFS
  • Nondisclosure Agreement
  • Procedure Template (form to document project requirements)
  • Product Release Record
  • Property Certification from Supplier
  • Property Control Tag
  • Property Management Log
  • Property Record
  • Purchase Order
  • Purchase Requisition
  • QC Tags
  • Receiving Hold Dot
  • Receiving Inspection Instructions
  • Receiving Inspection Record
  • Receiving Log
  • Request for Change
  • Request for Waiver/Deviation
  • Sampling Plan
  • Shelf Life Expiration Log
  • Shipping Log
  • Special Inspection Instructions
  • Special Inspection Report
  • Statement of Work
  • Supplier Evaluation (demonstrate control of Suppliers, mail-merge list in download)
  • Supplier Performance Rating (mail-in form)
  • Supplier Performance Rating Spreadsheet (mail-in spreadsheet form)
  • Supplier Quality Requirements (flowdown to Suppliers)
  • Supplier Rating Cover Letter
  • Supplier Survey
  • Training Certificate
  • Training Log
  • Training Matrix – QMS Procedures
  • Training Orientation Request
  • Trend Chart, Customer Satisfaction Chart, Grand Avg
  • Trend Chart Customer Satisfaction Chart, Individual
  • Validation-Verification Form
  • Withhold Tag
  • Work Instruction (detail onsite work activities)

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International Accreditation Service (IAS)

IAS AC291 Special Inspection Agency Standard