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.
IAS provides assessments for laboratories seeking to meet the California Water Boards State Water Resources Control Board requirements for accreditation under the Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP). The new 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.
Headquartered in Brea, California, IAS is the only California-based, Non-governmental Accreditation Body recognized by The Nelac Institute (TNI), to provide third-party assessments and accreditation to the TNI Standard.
California State ELAP Website https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/drinking_water/certlic/labs/
The NELAC Institute has recognized IAS as a Non-Governmental Accreditation Body. This recognition enables IAS to accredit laboratories throughout the United States to the TNI environmental laboratory standard.
NELAP Website http://nelac-institute.org/content/NELAP/index.php
IAS is recognized by the California Air Resource Board to provide accreditation for testing laboratories that test for formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products, and finished goods that contain composite wood products, that are sold, offered for sale, supplied, used, or manufactured for sale in California.
California Air Resource Board Website https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/homepage
IAS is a signatory to the Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) with the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC). The MRA supports international trade by promoting confidence and acceptance of accredited testing reports. IAS is recognized to accredit testing laboratories to ISO/IEC Standard 17025 and industry specific standards.
ILAC Website https://ilac.org/