California Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (CA ELAP)
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Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc. (PJLA) is one of the third-party assessors for the California Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program CA ELAP. As of October 1, 2020, all laboratories with sophisticated techniques must select a third-party assessment firm to conduct their assessment. Laboratories may choose to be assessed to one of the three options: CA regulations, TNI EL (2016) minus two requirements (technical manager, PT) or to the full TNI EL (2016) standard. By October 1, 2023 all laboratories regardless of techniques used must be accredited to: CA ELAP Regs and TNI EL (2016) minus two requirements (technical manager, PT). In addition to the use of the TNI EL standard, California has also required laboratories to obtain DoD ELAP accreditation to the DoD/DOE Quality System Manual for PFAS analysis. PJLA is an authorized accreditation body by the DoD for this program.
Why Choose PJLA?
PJLA is an experienced accreditation body with technical assessors across the United States and throughout the California region to support this initiative. PJLA can offer multiple accreditation programs under one assessment reducing costs and resources to laboratories. We are an internationally recognized by ILAC for the accreditation services we offer such as ISO/IEC 17025:2017 as well as The NELAC Institute TNI for the TNI NGAB Program. Additionally, we are an approved contracted assessor group for the Florida Department of Health – FL DOH and offer accreditation for field sampling programs under the TNI NEFAP standard.
PJLA offers free training on all aspects of 17025 to support our laboratories and the industry. As a supporting assessor for the CA ELAP our organization will continue to offer free monthly webinars on specific TNI criteria. Please sign up now to get these free training opportunities.
PJLA encourages all laboratories to Apply Now. The application process is completely free resulting in a 2-year cost proposal. Cost proposals may include additional activities such as a preliminary assessments or on-site training upon request.
Questions About Our Program
Information About this Program and References
- ELAP Announcements
- Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP)
- Upcoming Live Training
- Environmental Data Quality Workgroup
- How to Become an Accredited FSMO
- PJLA Documents
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