Accreditation is an indication that a laboratory has the technical competence to perform specific tasks, such as testing, measurement, and calibration. Accreditation can be attained through an accreditation body and is sometimes recognized by government agencies. The Department of Defense Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (DoD ELAP) is essential for laboratories testing for DoD environmental restoration programs.
Since October 1, 2009, laboratories have been required to meet the requirements of the DoD ELAP Quality Systems Manuel for Environmental Laboratories to complete this testing. The manual is based on ISO 17025, National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference, and DoD requirements. Accredited laboratories must be re-evaluated by the accreditation body periodically to ensure they are maintaining their standards of operation and compliance with requirements.
Consider these benefits of DoD ELAP accreditation:
If your laboratory wants to become an accredited DoD Environmental Laboratory, consider ANAB accreditation for DoD ELAP. As an ILAC-recognized accreditation body, ANAB provides accreditation for environmental labs seeking to perform testing in support of DoD environmental restoration programs. Visit ANAB online to learn more about our program.