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Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation Inc.

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International Activities

CALA Participation in International Mutual Recognition of Accreditation Arrangements
CALA is a Full Signatory Member of APLAC for Testing

CALA is a signatory member of the Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC) (  CALA participates in both the Technical Committee and the Proficiency Testing Committee at APLAC.  CALA provides two trained evaluators to APLAC for the evaluations required to grant recognition.

In 2005, CALA first achieved signatory status to the APLAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA)for testing and was accepted as a full member (MRA signatory) of ILAC for testing. This MRA status must be renewed every four years.  To see a list of APLAC's current MRA signatories, please visit

CALA is a Full Signatory Member of ILAC for Testing

Also in 2005 CALAbecame a Full Signatory Member of International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) (

CALA participates in the ILAC Laboratory Committee, Arrangement Committee, and the Accreditation Issues Committee and the Marketing and Communications Committee.

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