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


Program Requirements

Accreditation Program, Policies and Procedures A06
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
Abbreviated Assessment Application Form P04-05
Transfer of Accreditation Application Form P04-06
Accreditation Application Template P04-template
Accreditation Application Excel Analyte Template P04-analyte_template
Publicity Policy P03
CALA Application of Requirements in IS0/IEC 17025:2017 P07-2017
CALA Policy on the Estimation of Uncertainty of Measurement P19
Guidance on the Implementation of the CALA Uncertainty Policy P19-02
Transfer of Accreditation P26
CALA Policy on Reference Methods A12
CALA Traceability Policy A61-01
CALA Guidance on Traceability A61-02
Laboratory Proficiency Testing Plan A118
CALA Sampling Policy A137
CALA Guidance on Meeting Proficiency Testing Requirements A139
PT Corrective Action Report (CAR) Form

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

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
Responding to Required Actions A83
Cryptosporidium/Giardia Filtration Checklist A119
Mould Checklist A122
Petroleum Testing Guidance A123
Accreditation Program Target Timelines A125
Toxicology Checklist A126
TCLP Checklist A130
CALA Policy on the Accreditation of Calculated Analytes A131
Scope Extension Requests A132
Guidelines for Validation of Toxicity Test Methods A124
Alga checklist S46-00
Ceriodaphnia checklist S46-01
Champia checklist S46-02
Chironomus checklist S46-03
Daphnia 2000 checklist S46-04
Earthworm checklist S46-05
Echinoid checklist S46-06
Hyalella Method - 3rd Edition S46-07
Inland silverside checklist S46-08
Lemna checklist S46-09
Luminescent bacteria checklist- basic test S46-10
Luminescent bacteria checklist- Solid Phase S46-11
Marine amphipod checklist S46-12
Rainbow trout checklist S46-13
Salmonid ELS checklist S46-14
Springtail checklist S46-15
Terrestrial Plant Checklist S46-16
Topsmelt checklist S46-17
Fathead Minnow checklist S46-19
pH Stabilization Checklist - Wastewater/Effluent S46-20
Boreal Plant Checklist S46-21
Stickleback Checklist S46-22
Polychaete Checklist S46-23
pH Stabilization Checklist - Pulp and Paper Effluent S46-24

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

Proficiency Testing


PT Catalogue P02-04
Terms and Conditions of Accreditation and/or Proficiency Testing P04-01
CALA Application for Proficiency Testing P04-02
Collaborator Laboratories PT33


Scheme PT15-01
Policies PT15-02
Procedures PT15-03
Collaborator Laboratories PT15-04
Regression Equations PT15-05

Testing Instructions January/June

January General Instructions P-02
June General Instructions P-02
OC Pesticides in Water C6A
PCBs in Water C6B
PAHs in Water C7
PCB in Oil C8
Metals on Air Filter C9
BTEX THM VOC in Water C16
Metals in Soil C17
PAH in Soil C18
OP Pesticides in Water C22
Aryloxy Acid Pesticides in Water C24
Phenolic Compounds in Water C25
Glyphosate in Water C27
Aldicarb in Water C29
BTEX and PHCs in soil C31A
PHCs in Soil C31B
Oil and Grease in Water C34
PCBs in Soil C35
VOCs in Soil C36
VOCs by TCLP C38
Metals_Anions by TCLP C39
BTEX and PHCs in Water C40A
PHCs in Water C40B
Hexavalent Chromium C41
Solids in Soil C43
Nutrients in Soil C44
Anions in Soil C45
Acidity in Water C46
Haloacetic Acids in Water C47
Hexavalent Chromium in Soil C74
Particle Size in Soil C75
Oil and Grease in Soil C76
Pesticides in Soil C77

Testing Instructions March/October

March General Instructions P-02
October General Instructions P-02
Major Ions in Water C1A
NH3 o-PO4 DOC NO2 and Br in Water C1B
Metals (Full range) in Water C2A
Metals (High Range) in Water C2B
Metals (Total) in Water C2C
TP TKN in Water C3
Solids in Water C4A
BOD in Water C4B
Turbidity in Water C4C
COD in Water C4D
Microbiology in Water C5A
Microbiology (PA) in Water C5B
Toxicology in Water C11|C12|C13
Cyanide in Water C14
pH in Water C15
Mercury in Water C19
Chlorine in Water C32
Total Phenolics in Water C33
Colour in Water C37
Sulphide in Water C42
PT for Test Kits P50-P51-P52


Training Resources

CALA Training Path n/a
Training Fee Schedule P02-06



By-Laws G02
Governance Manual G03

Annual Reports

2018 Annual Report
2017 Annual Report
2016 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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