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A2LA and the American Trade Association for Cannabis and Hemp (ATACH) are proud to announce the first ever partnership agreement between a laboratory accreditation body and cannabis trade organization.
A2LA is proud to announce the formation of a new company, A2LA WorkPlace Training (A2LA WPT).
A2LA has accredited its first City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Special Inspection Agency to the ISO/IEC 17020:2012 - Requirements for the Operation of Various Types of Bodies Performing Inspection.
A2LA is pleased to announce the accreditation of GEL Laboratories to ISO/IEC 17025 for cannabis testing, specifically for hemp plant material, oils, and solids.
A2LA is pleased to announce the accreditation of Fouser Environmental Services LTD to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 for cannabis testing.
A2LA is proud to announce the issuance of its first accreditation, and the first such accreditation in the world, to the newly published standard ISO 20387:2018 – Biobanking – General requirements for biobanking.
A2LA is pleased to announce the accreditation of Keystone State Testing LLC DBA Dakota State Testing to ISO/IEC 17025 for cannabis testing.
A2LA is proud to announce the issuance of its 5000th certificate of accreditation to RJ Lee Group, Inc.’s Columbia Basin Analytical Laboratories (CBAL) in Pasco, WA.
A2LA hosted its 2019 Technical Forum last weekend in Reston, VA. The event gathered over 400 attendees, including A2LA assessors, accredited organizations, and other stakeholders to discuss the state of the accreditation industry and to engage in professional development related to conformity assessment.