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Quality Assurance

The Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation Inc. (CALA) is a Not-for-profit Canadian laboratory accreditation body. It is known for responsive and efficient quality assurance services. Our members participate in rigorous programs of inter-lab comparisons and on-site assessments based on international standards, and benefit from both workshop and web-based training opportunities. Our 5-year goal is to diversify our services while enhancing our position as Canada’s lowest-cost self-sustaining provider of internationally-recognized accreditation services.

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Laboratory Accreditation

Laboratory accreditation is the best mechanism to provide assurance to customers on the quality and competence of the laboratory. International trade relies on certificates and reports issued by accredited laboratories.

Proficiency Testing

Proficiency testing is a special type of inter-laboratory comparison study. It is a powerful quality assurance tool that enables laboratories to monitor their performance and compare their results against similar laboratories.

Training Service

CALA Training Service's mission is to identify, then develop or acquire, then deliver facilitated training to CALA members and other organizations, in accordance with the stated needs of these organizations, and in a manner that supports the integrity, credibility and viability of the Association.

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