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The CALA Document Library is a repository of important documents used by CALA members and Program participants.


Program Requirements

CALA Policy on the Estimation of Uncertainty of Measurement P19
Accreditation Program, Policies and Procedures A06
CALA Guidance on Traceability A61-02
Accreditation Application Template P04-template
Accreditation Application Excel Analyte Template P04-analyte_template
Fee Schedule P02-02
PT Requirements for Accreditation P02-03
Terms and Conditions of Accreditation P04-01
New Accreditation Application Form P04-03
Accreditation Renewal Application Form P04-04

Information Documents

Guidelines for New Labs A107
Guidelines for Laboratory Relocation A115
Matrix and Sub-Matrix Guide A136
Impartiality Policy A138
Disputes and Appeals within CALA Programs Q28
Feedback within CALA Programs Q25

ISO/IEC 17025

Joint ISO-ILAC-IAF Communique

Site Assessments

Acartia Tonsa Checklist S46-26
Rating Guide Appendix – 2017 (English) A03-2017
Trace of Tests Report (English) A16-2017
Cross Reference to Laboratory Management System A18-2017
Site Visit Evaluation Form A20
Microbiology Checklist A24
CCME Checklist A66
Bulk Asbestos Fibre Counting Checklist A69
Guidelines for Radionuclide Testing A74
Flash Point A81

Other Resources

The Advantages of Being an Accredited Laboratory ILAC
Why Become An Accredited Laboratory? ILAC
Why Use An Accredited Laboratory? ILAC
How Does Using An Accredited Laboratory Benefit Government & Regulators? ILAC

Guidance and/or Requirements for Sample Containers, Preservation and Hold Times

CALA Guide to Current Sampling Practices
Ontario Sampling Guidance document for laboratories analyzing drinking water


Training Resources

Training Fee Schedule P02-06



By-Laws G02
Governance Manual G03

Annual Reports

2018 Annual Report
2016 Annual Report
2017 Annual Report
2015 Annual Report
2014 Annual Report
2013 Annual Report
2012 Annual Report
2011 Annual Report
2010 Annual Report

Quality System

Conflict of Interest Q14
CALA Code of Ethics Q05
Privacy Policy AD06
Feedback within CALA Programs Q25
Disputes and Appeals within CALA Programs Q28
Volunteer Complaints and Grievance Procedures AD06-08

Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan 2016-2020 G07


Expense Claim Form F22
2018 Financial Audit
2017 Financial Audit
2016 Financial Audit
2015 Financial Audit
2014 Financial Audit
2013 Financial Audit
2012 Financial Audit
2011 Financial Audit
2010 Financial Audit

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