CTS Receives A2LA Accreditation
Nov 24, 2010
Why did CTS deserve A2LA Accreditation?
First, what does A2LA Accreditation mean?
Laboratory accreditation uses criteria and procedures specifically developed to determine technical competence. Specialist technical assessors conduct a thorough evaluation of all factors in a lab that affect the production of [testing or calibration] data. The criteria are based on the internationally accepted standard ISO/IEC 17025 (which is used for the evaluation of laboratories throughout the world) and other technical program requirements developed with regulators and specifiers. Laboratory accreditation bodies use the ISO/IEC 17025 standard specifically to asssess factors relevant to a laboratory's ability to produce precise, accurate test and calibration data; including:
Laboratory accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025 covers the same quality management system principles that are addressed in ISO 9001 registration. To ensure continued compliance, accredited laboratories are regularly re-assessed to check that they are maintaining their standard of technical expertise. These laboratories are also required to participate in regular proficiency testing programs (where applicable) as an on-going demonstration of their competence.
How does this benefit the customer?
A2LA Accreditation provides confidence in the measurement results. Not every company can pass the test. But at CTS, our middle name is Test so rest assured we can ensure the testing dependability of your product. That's why CTS is A2LA Accredited (Certification #1667.01). It's just another reason why CTS is celebrating 30 years as the best. Test us!