The Department of Defense Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (DoD ELAP) is designed to accredit laboratories that wish to test for Department of Defense restoration programs. Since October 1, 2009, laboratories are required to meet the requirements of the Department of Defense (DoD)/Department of Energy (DOE) Quality Systems Manual for Environmental Laboratories. This manual is based on Volume 1 of The NELAC Institute (TNI) Standards (September 2009), which incorporates International Organization for Standards (ISO)/International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 17025:2005, General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories and ISO/IEC 17025:2017. Laboratories can seek the benefits of obtaining this accreditation by having the ability to:
- Achieve both DoD ELAP and DOECAP-AP accreditation with one combined assessment.
- Become accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 as an international recognized laboratory.
- Seek new markets and become a candidate for DoD projects.
Once laboratories are assessed to this program, they will be provided a timeline to submit sufficient corrective action responses. PJLA assessors will review and provide a recommendation for accreditation to our final review committee and a certificate will be granted to include: the standard assessed, methods, matrix, analyte, and technology utilized. All accreditations will be placed on the DoD’s electronic portal as well as on the PJLA website of accredited laboratories.
Laboratories seeking DoD/DOE QSM Accreditation may apply online through our easy FREE Quote for Accreditation form.