American Association for Laboratory Accreditation

Public Training Overview


American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.

A2LA has maintained a world-class training program for over two decades, providing a large variety of courses designed to help organizations achieve and maintain accreditation to international standards.

A2LA's Training Program provides a variety of courses designed to help organizations achieve and maintain accreditation to international standards. Courses have been developed to:

  • Aid in establishing a management system that works with and enhances organizations as a whole.
  • Guide prospective applicants through the assessment and internal audit processes.
  • Aid in understanding how quality principles apply to various organizations.
  • Explain specific concepts, such as root cause analysis, measurement uncertainty, etc.

A2LA has been very active in increasing the number and variety of training programs available to members, accredited organizations and the public. In addition to our traditional public courses, we also offer training provided at your location (upon request) as well as training partnerships with a variety of organizations and international training.

A2LA is the largest U.S. based, multi-discipline accreditation body with over 35 years of experience providing internationally recognized accreditation services and quality training. A2LA's world class accreditation services encompass testing, calibration and clinical laboratories, inspection bodies, proficiency testing providers, reference material producers, and product certification bodies. Organizations are accredited to international standards and field-specific requirements developed with government and industry collaboration.

A2LA Public Training Mission Statement

To provide world-class training and continuing education services for testing and calibration laboratories, inspection bodies, proficiency testing providers, reference material producers, and product certifiers to help achieve and maintain accreditation to international standards.

For more information on course details, schedules and registration see the options listed below or contact Julie Collins, A2LA Training Manager, at jcollins@A2LA.org:

Registration for 2017 courses begins December 9th

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"A2LA is proud of the fact that our training programs provide attendees with the opportunity to learn from experts in their fields and to network with peers. This comprehensive program provides the tools needed for you to understand critical aspects of accreditation and to contribute more effectively to your organization's continual improvement efforts."
-Teresa C. Barnett, Senior Director of Quality & Communications