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What is accreditation?

CALA Accreditation

Accreditation is a means of determining the technical competence of laboratories to perform specific types of testing.  It provides formal recognition that laboratories are competent, impartial and independent, therefore providing a ready means for customers to identify and select reliable testing and measurement services that are able to meet their needs. To maintain this recognition, laboratories are re-assessed once every two years to ensure their continued conformance with requirements, and to check that their standard of operation is being maintained. The laboratory is also required to participate in relevant proficiency testing programs between reassessments, as a further demonstration of technical competence.

CALA delivers laboratory accreditation in the fields of

Fields of Testing


If you do not see an area of testing covered here, please contact our offices at 613-233-5300.

Apply for accreditation

Select one of the following to download the information and application forms necessary to apply for accreditation.

Downloads are in Adobe (.pdf) format, unless otherwise noted.

Description and Fees

A06: Accreditation Program, Policies and Procedures
P02-02: Fee Schedule
P02-03: PT Requirements for Accreditation

Application Forms

P04-01: Terms and Conditions of Accreditation


A136: Matrix and Sub-Matrix Guide
F45: Scope of Testing Template - Analyte Spreadsheet in Excel Format

Find a CALA Accredited Lab

The laboratories included in the Directory of Accredited Laboratories have achieved the recognition conferred by the granting of laboratory Accreditation by CALA.

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