June 28, 2022 - Frederick, MD – The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) is proud to announce its cooperation with The ISA Security Compliance Institute (ICSI) on ISO/IEC 17065 accreditation of third-party product certification bodies operating ISASecure™ certification schemes
June 9, 2022, is World Accreditation Day celebrated globally since 2007. The 2022 World Accreditation Day (WAD) theme is Accreditation: Sustainability in Economic Growth and the Environment. How can accreditation support two visions: economic growth and a healthy environment, two objectives that
Effective as of May 23, 2022, A2LA is recognized to accredit laboratories under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) final rule on Laboratory Accreditation for Analyses of Foods (LAAF) program. Under the LAAF program, LAAF-recognized Accrediting Bodies (AB) may accredit testing laboratories
World Metrology Day is observed on May 20th and commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the Metre Convention in 1875 by representatives from seventeen nations. The convention aimed to establish ‘worldwide uniformity of measurement.’ The theme this year is "Metrology in the Digital Era."
At the end of 2021, A2LA had over 4,000 actively accredited certificates representing all 50 US states and a variety of foreign countries, and 272 contracted assessors. Download the 2021 Annual Report
The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) final rule on Laboratory Accreditation for Analyses of Foods (LAAF) was released on December 3, 2021. Under the LAAF program, LAAF-recognized Accrediting Bodies may accredit testing laboratories to the LAAF program specifications associated with each
December 6, 2021 - Frederick, MD - As we all continue to navigate travel challenges associated with the pandemic, the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) in conjunction with the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Program Management Office (PMO) has
Coming off an 18-month hiatus due to a pandemic, A2LA’s seven interns began their experience in a training room at 9 AM on May 24th, 2021. To kick off the summer, we were given a badge, a computer, and a wealth of information. A2LA has hosted interns for the summer since 2012, even throughout the