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California ELAP

ELAP requirements

IAS provides assessments for laboratories seeking to meet the California Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) requirements established by the State Water Resources Control Board.

Since 1975, IAS has accredited numerous testing laboratories within the U.S. and globally in a variety of industry sectors spanning from chemistry to engineering and environmental. The IAS accreditations demonstrate competence in testing to the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025, The NELAC Institute (TNI), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, California Air Resource Board and other state and regulatory requirements. Our environmental customers range from laboratories that conduct testing and sampling of natural water, drinking water, wastewater, bore water, effluents, saltwater, aquatic biology and marine chemistry, organics and in-organics, process water etc.

Scroll down to review information on accreditation, training, and the California Water Board.

For information about quotations, email dmillar@iasonline.org

California ELAP Training

The following IAS training sessions presented by Dr. Tony Francis have been made available for your viewing.

Webinar 1: CA ELAP/2016 TNI Standard for Testing Laboratories Training  Video. (90-minutes)

Webinar 2: Get ready for the new California ELAP Accreditation Requirements Training Video. (60-minutes)

Dr. Tony Francis is an IAS instructor and assessor and has extensive experience in chemistry and biology. He is a fully qualified NELAC assessor in organic and inorganic chemistry, microbiology, cryptosporidium, radiochemistry, solids, aqueous, tissue, and air. He is an EPA-approved drinking water certification officer in all areas available. Dr. Francis performs 30-40 audits per year. He received his PhD in chemistry from the University of Utah, 2003. Dr. Francis also assesses laboratories to ISO/IEC 17025 and various TNI Standards.

 

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Accreditation to California ELAP

The new California ELAP regulations require accredited laboratories to implement a nationally accepted standard, called The NELAC Institute (TNI) Standard, for managing all factors that potentially can affect the quality of lab results – from the quality of supplies and equipment to the training of laboratory staff.

IAS is the only California-based Non-governmental Accreditation Body (NGAB) recognized to provide third-party assessments and accreditation to the TNI Standard. IAS is working with laboratories in California seeking to meet the new state requirements. In addition to assessing laboratories for California ELAP, IAS can also provide accreditation to the TNI 2016 Standard and ISO/IEC 17025 Standard.

Visit the California State ELAP Website

 

California Water Boards

The California State Water Resources Control Board adopted comprehensive regulations in their meeting on May 5, 2020 to modernize the Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP), which oversees more than 650 laboratories that regulate testing of drinking water, wastewater discharges and hazardous waste cleanup sites throughout California.

Read the California Water Boards News Release

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Vice President of Global Accreditations and Quality, Mohan Sabaratnam, details how IAS can assist labs with their accreditation needs. Recognition under TNI as a Non-Governmental Accreditation Body enables IAS to provide accreditation to labs for the TNI standard under NELAP, California ELAP, and ISO/IEC 17025.

Get A Quote!

To receive a quote for accreditation, please email Duncan Millar at dmillar@iasonline.org or call 562.364.8201