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We pride ourselves on ensuring that our products and services conform to the highest quality standards. SwRI has achieved multiple quality accreditations and certifications to help our clients test, evaluate, and develop their products.


SwRI Quality Policy

It is the policy of Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) to ensure that products supplied to and services performed for clients conform to contractual and self-imposed quality requirements. Applicable laws, regulations, codes, standards or specifications as referenced in client contracts, purchase orders or SwRI operating policies and procedures define these requirements.

Contact Quality Office

+1 210 522 3145

List of ISO Accreditations/Certifications

StandardScope of Registration
AS 9100:2016
ISO 9001:2015
Space science and engineering includes the development of scientific payloads aboard scientific satellites, sounding rockets and spacecraft. Activities within this scope include formulation of concepts, design and management of complex hardware and data systems, development of advanced space borne instrumentation, and study of scientific aspects of space physics and planetary science. This quality program is applicable in its entirety to all Division projects with contractual deliverables.
AS 9100:2016
ISO 9001:2015
Research, design, development, and manufacture of signal acquisition, exploitation, and geolocation systems, shipboard, airborne, and land-based SIGINT systems and subsystems, aircraft avionics, and support systems. This includes development hardware and software engineering, and post-delivery product support.
APO Spec 14A
CMMI-DEV V1-3Level 3
CMMI DEV V2Space Data Systems Section
CMMI DEV/3Critical Systems Department
ISO 9001:2015Provide engineering services in the definition, development, and maintenance of complex systems and equipment for government and industry.
ISO 9001:2015Provision of contract research and development services for government and commercial customers in environmental and analytical chemistry; fire testing; engineering; and certification; microcapsulation and polymers, and environmental and chemical engineering. 
ISO 9001:2015Engineering and research of the nonlinear response and behavior of material and structures that are subjected to large deformations often at high strain rates for government and industry
ISO 9001:2015Design, develop, fabricate, test, and evaluate aircraft, marine, and land-based structural and mechanical systems for industry and government
ISO 9001:2015Engineering consulting, design, development and testing of engine and vehicle hardware, software and technologies. Research, development and testing of exhaust emissions, fuels, automotive fluids and lubricants.
ISO 13485:2016The provision of engineering services for the design, development, testing and servicing of devices for the healthcare industry
ISO 14001:2015Office of Automotive Engineering (OAE), Facilities and Services (FS), Fluids Engineering Department (FED), and Environmental, Safety, & Quality Systems (ESQ) cost centers, their operations/activities/services, buildings, and facilities
ISO 17020Inspection agency
ISO 17025
ISO 17025
ISO 17025
Mechanical testing
Chemical testing
ISO 17025Fire testing and analytical and environmental chemistry
ISO 17025Calibration
ISO 17025Mechanical testing
ISO/IEC 17025:2017Environmental Testing in compliance with ISO/IEC 17025:2017, DOD ELAP and DOECAP programs as detailed in version 5.4 of the DoD/DOE Quality System Manual for Environmental Laboratories (QSM).
NELAPEnvironmental and chemical engineering
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental ControlRegulation 61-81, entitled “State Environmental Laboratory Certification Regulations”
Utah State Department of HealthScope of accreditation is limited to the state of Utah accredited fields that accompany this Certificate.
Washington State Department of EcologyScope of accreditation is in accordance with the Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program for the Washinton State Department of Ecology approved analyte list in support of EPA Standars for Water, Waste Water, for approved SM EPA, ASTM, USGS, and AOAC Methods.