June 9th is World Accreditation Day, a global initiative set forth by the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) to celebrate the importance of accreditation. Members of the two organizations, along with its partners, stakeholders,
For the Spanish version of this article, click here. Among the accreditation programs offered by A2LA is the program for laboratories that perform sampling and measurement activities in the field. An organization interested in this accreditation scheme must apply the requirements from A2LA R219 -
There are many reasons why an accredited calibration laboratory may move locations, including an expiring lease, a new building purchase, or an expansion into a bigger space. But, because accreditation scopes are site-specific, there are a few things that need to take place before a laboratory can
A2LA is one of the largest laboratory accreditation bodies in the world; but what is laboratory accreditation and why does it matter? Laboratory accreditation is a formal recognition earned by organizations proving they are qualified, competent, and comply with international standards.
As of January 1, 2023, A2LA will no longer maintain its recognition with the Inter-American Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC). A2LA became a member of both the IAAC and APLAC (now identified as APAC) to offer leadership and support to aid in the development of the regions. However, maintaining
Semiconductors have regularly made headlines this summer as congress deliberated on several bills in efforts to bolster the U.S. semiconductor manufacturing industry. Congress passed HB 4346, referred to as the “Chips-plus” and the “chips and science” bill, volleying it to the Executive Branch for
Effective 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 to the
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFor more information, contact: Kelsey Roberts Phone: 240.575.7499kroberts@A2LA.orgA2LA Implements New Board Structure and Welcomes New Board Members for 2019April 5, 2019, Frederick, MD – A2LA is pleased to announce the implementation of a new structure for its Board of