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Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation Inc.

Building Laboratory Excellence

CALA Document Library

The CALA Document Library is a repository of important documents used by CALA members and Program participants. All documents are in Adobe Portable Document (.pdf) format. You can obtain a free copy of Acrobat Reader at the bottom of the Quick Links sidebar at left.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
Accreditation
 
Proficiency Testing
 
Training
 
Operations
 
Officials (Private)
 

 

Accreditation

Program Requirements
P02   CALA Program Description Series of Documents
P02-01
  Program Description
P02-02
  Fee Schedule
P02-03
  PT Requirements for Accreditation
P02-04
  PT Catalogue
P02-05
  List of Approved PT Providers
P02-06
  Training Fee Schedule
     
P04   CALA Application 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 WaterTreatment - PT
    Annex 1: Scope of Testing Template in Word Format
     
P03   Publicity Policy
P07   CALA Application of ISO/IEC 17025 Requirements
P19   CALA Policy on the Estimation of Uncertainty of Measurement
P26   P26 Transfer of Accreditation
A06   CALA Accreditation Program, Policies and Procedures
A12   CALA Policy on Reference Methods
A61-01   CALA Traceability Policy
A61-02   CALA Guidance on Traceability
A96   CALA Policy on the use of Computers in Accredited Laboratories
A118   Laboratory Proficiency Testing Plan
PT15   CALA PT Program Procedures Series of Documents
Information Documents
  Note to Members Regarding the Implementation of ISO/IEC 17025:2005
A115   Guidelines for Laboratory Relocation
Q28   Disputes and Appeals within CALA Programs
Q25   Feedback within CALA Programs
  Follow-up Activity Report to 2007 Assessor Training
ISO/IEC 17025
  Purchase ISO/IEC 17025:2005
  Publication
  Management System Requirements
  Changes Explained - two years to implement
    Amendments
Site Assessments
P21   CALA Accreditation Symbol Usage Procedure
A02   Rating Guide (English | French | Spanish)
A03   Rating Guide Appendix (English | French | Spanish)
A16   Trace of Tests Report (English | French | Spanish)
A18   Laboratory Quality System Document Review Form (English | French | Spanish)
A20   Site Visit Evaluation Form (English | French | Spanish)
A24   Microbiology Checklist (English | French)
A66   CCME Checklist
A69   Bulk Asbestos Checklist
A70   Asbestos Checklist
A74   Guidelines for Radionuclide Testing
A81   Flash Point
A83   Responding to Required Actions
A96   CALA Policy on IT
A107   Guidelines for New Labs
A119   Cryptosporidium/Giardia Filtration Checklist
A120   Petroleum Testing Checklist
A122   Mould Checklist
A123   Petroleum Testing Guidance
A125   Accreditation Program Target Timelines
A126   Toxicology Checklist
A130   TCLP Checklist
A131   CALA Policy on the Accreditation of Calculated Analytes
A132   Scope Extension Requests
    Toxicology Testing
A124   Guidelines for Validation of Toxicity Test Methods
    Environment Canada Biological Test Methods (English | French)
    Toxicology Test - Specific Checklists
S46-00   Alga checklist
S46-01   Ceriodaphnia checklist
S46-02   Champia checklist
S46-03   Chironomus checklist
S46-04   Daphnia 2000 checklist
S46-05   Earthworm checklist
S46-06   Echinoid checklist
S46-07   Hyalella Method - 2nd Edition
S46-08   Inland silverside checklist
S46-09   Lemna checklist
S46-10   Luminescent bacteria checklist- basic test
S46-11   Luminescent bacteria checklist- Solid Phase
S46-12   Marine amphipod checklist
S46-13   Rainbow trout checklist
S46-14   Salmonid ELS checklist
S46-15   Springtail checklist
S46-16   Terrestrial Plant Checklist
S46-17   Topsmelt checklist
S46-19   Fathead Minnow checklist
S46-20   pH Stabilization Checklist
Other Resources
Eurachem   Eurachem Guide - The Fitness for Purpose of Analytical Methods
  Eurachem/CITAC Guide-Quantifying Uncertainty in Analytical Measurement
APLAC   APLAC TC 002 - Internal Audits for Laboratories
  APLAC TC 003 - Management Review for Laboratories
ILAC   The Advantages of Being an Accredited Laboratory
  Why Become An Accredited Laboratory?
  Why Use An Accredited Laboratory?
  How Does Using An Accredited Laboratory Benefit Government & Regulators?
Guidance and/or Requirements for Sample Containers, Preservation and Hold Times
  CALA Guide to Current Sampling Practices
  APHA Standard Methods, Collection and Preservation of Samples, Table 1060:I, Summary of Special Sampling and Handling Requirements
  US EPA, 40 CFR Part 122, 136, et al. Guidelines Establishing Test Procedures for the Analysis of Pollutants Under the Clean Water Act; National Primary Drinking Water Regulations; and National Secondary Drinking Water Regulations; Analysis and Sampling Procedures; Final Rule, March 12, 2007. Table II.—Required Containers, Preservation Techniques, and Holding Times
  US EPA SW846 Chapter Three, Inorganic Analytes, revision 4, Feb 2007
  US EPA SW846 Chapter Four, Organic Analytes, revision 4, Feb 2007
  BC MOE Sample Preservation and Holding Time Requirements, Jul 2014
  Ontario MOE Protocol for Analytical Methods Used in the Assessment of Properties under Part XV.1 of the
Environmental Protection Act (O. Reg. 153/04), July 2011
  Ontario Sampling Guidance document for laboratories analyzing drinking water
 

Proficiency Testing

Operations
P02   CALA Program Description Series of Documents
P02-01
  CALA Program Description
P02-02
  CALA Program Description - Fee Schedule
P02-04
  CALA Program Description - PT Catalogue
P02-05
  List of Approved PT Providers
     
P04
  CALA Application Series of Documents
P04-01
  Terms and Conditions of Accreditation and/or Proficiency Testing
P04-02
  CALA Application for Proficiency Testing
P04-07
  Drinking WaterTreatment - PT
     
PT33   Collaborator Laboratories
  Laboratory Testing Instructions
PT23   PT CAR Form
   
PT Study Challenge Sample Reports
Policy
PT15   CALA PT Program Procedures Series of Documents
PT15-01
  Scheme
PT15-02
  Policies
PT15-03
  Procedures
PT15-04
  Collaborator Laboratories
PT15-05
  Regression Equations
 

Training

Operations
T19   Reduce the Cost of Member Training - Using Member Facilities
F15   Online Training Selection Form
F14   Register for Scheduled In-Class Training
T30   Training Publications Summary and Order Form
T33   Request Specific In-Class Training
Surveys
   
Training Needs
 

Operations

About CALA
    CALA Corporate Profile
Governance
G02   By-Laws
G03   Governance Manual
    Board Description, including Sub-Committees
Annual Reports
 
Annual Report

Annual Report awards from the IAPHC International Gallery
Quality System
Q14   Conflict of Interest
Q05   CALA Code of Ethics
AD06   Privacy Policy
Q25   Feedback within CALA Programs
Q28   Disputes and Appeals within CALA Programs
AD06-08   Volunteer Complaints and Grievance Procedures
Strategic Plans
G07   Strategic Plan 2016-2020
Finance
  Online Credit Card Payment
F22   Expense Claim Form (.xls)
 
Audited Financial Statements
Surveys
  2002 CALA PT Program Membership Satisfaction Survey
  2002 CAEAL PT Program MDL Survey
Papers and Presentations
  Performance Comparison (1997 | 2001)
  Comparison by Study (starting October 2003)
  2004 -The Effect of Proficiency Testing Participation on Laboratory Performance
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Officials (Private)

Assessors
  Assessors Home Page
Board
  Board Discussion Forum
  Board Meetings Page
Staff
  Staff Page