On July 12, 2010 APT obtained ISO 9001:2008 certification. This was APT’s first attempt to obtain this certification, and the maturity of the processes was indicated by the fact that there were no adverse findings causing the auditor to delay certification or APT to revise their processes. The systems at APT supporting this service have been developed over the last two decades. Processes that were audited include Human Resources, Administration (e.g., Security), Purchasing, Contracting, Accounting, Publications, and Product Development.
APT’s ISO 9001:2015 certification includes the unique statement, “A-P-T Research, Inc., has established and maintains a quality management system for the delivery of products and engineering services for safety, quality, mission assurance, testing, analysis, hardware prototyping and training on a global basis to Government and industrial organizations.”