What is A2LA ISO/IEC 17025 Accredited Calibration?
A2LA stands for the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation. It is a nonprofit 3rd party institution that accredits calibration labs and preforms thorough assessment of all factors of testing and calibration to the ISO 17025 standard. A2LA laboratories are audited regularly to ensure their continued compliance with requirements and to check that their standard of operation is being maintained. Lab technicians may be required to take part in comprehensive and ongoing intense testing to ensure the most recent methods are being followed.
Is the most important standard for calibration and testing laboratories around the world. Laboratories that are accredited to this international standard are required to include factors which determine the correctness and reliability of the tests and calibrations preformed in the laboratory by a qualified technician. Factors that are included are environment control; equipment and measurement traceability; testing methodology; and reporting of test and calibration results.
The benefits of A2LA ISO/IEC 17025 certification:
- To ensure that calibration and testing are accurate and reliable.
- Laboratories comply with internationally recognized standard.
- Increase confidence in Testing and Calibration.
- Save costs on an incorrect indication. Which can cause rework, scrapped product , product recall or injury.