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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

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

P02 SERIES OF DOCUMENTS
A06: Accreditation Program, Policies and Procedures
P02-02: Fee Schedule
P02-03: PT Requirements for Accreditation
P02-04: PT Catalogue
P02-05: Approved PT Providers

Application Forms

P04 SERIES OF DOCUMENTS
P04-01: Terms and Conditions of Accreditation and/or Proficiency Testing
P04-02: Proficiency Testing
P04-03: New Accreditation
P04-04: Accreditation Renewal
P04-05: Abbreviated Assessment
P04-06: Transfer of Accreditation
P04-07: Drinking Water Treatment - PT

Tools

Tools
A132: Scope Extension Request
A136: Matrix and Sub-Matrix Guide
P04: Annex1: Scope of Testing Template in Word format
F45: Scope of Testing Template - Analyte Spreadsheet in Excel Format

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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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