The Department of Energy Consolidated Audit Program-Accreditation Program (DOECAP-AP) includes the assessment of laboratories performing chemical and/or industrial hygiene analysis in support of DOE projects to the Department of Defense (DoD) and DOE Quality System Manual (QSM) Version 5.3. It was announced during the 4th quarter of 2017 that all laboratories wishing to obtain DOE approval in 2018 must seek accreditation from an accreditation body approved by the DOE, such as PJLA. 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 DOE 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 DOE’s electronic portal as well as on the PJLA website of accredited laboratories.
PJLA will also support the Hanford Analytical Services Quality Assurance Consensus program with the assessment of laboratories to the Hanford Analytical Services Quality Requirements Document (HASQARD) Volumes 1 and 4 in combination with your DOE assessment. This includes an assessment to the DOE/RL 96.68 Checklist Rev 4.