Accreditation by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) is a mark of competence and reliability recognized throughout the world. In addition to the accreditation of testing and calibration laboratories to ISO/IEC 17025 – General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories, SCC accredits medical testing laboratories to ISO 15189 Medical Laboratories – particular requirements for quality and competence, and proficiency testing providers to ISO/IEC 17043 Conformity assessment - General requirements for proficiency testing. SCC is also the only organization within Canada to offer Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) recognition.
Scope of accreditation
SCC offers specialty programs in the following areas:
- Agriculture, food, animal health, and plant protection
- IT security evaluation and testing
- Mineral analysis
- Test method development and non-routine testing
- Medical laboratories
- Proficiency testing
For any other specialty area not listed here, please contact email@example.com.
Benefits of SCC accreditation
SCC accreditation demonstrates a laboratory’s competence to manage and perform activities defined by its specific program scope of accreditation. Through SCC accreditation, laboratories are able to obtain independent, third-party, credible test results for themselves and for their customers.
SCC accreditation helps laboratories deliver services with confidence and attract new customers. As a signatory member to several international mutual recognition and multilateral agreements, SCC’s Accreditation Program is internationally recognized.
As a signatory to several international and regional arrangements, SCC accreditation is recognized around the globe. Under these arrangements, each organization recognizes the equivalence of accreditations performed by its counterparts, and promotes the acceptance of test results from such accreditations within its own country. To this end, relationships are maintained with the following laboratory accreditation organizations:
- Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC)
- InterAmerican Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC)
- International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC)
Ensuring quality management
All SCC-accredited laboratories are accredited to ISO/IEC 17025, the international standard for testing and calibration laboratories. The management system requirements contained in ISO/IEC 17025 meet the principles of, and are aligned with, the internationally recognized quality management system standard, ISO 9001:2008 - Quality management systems - Requirements.
SCC’s Criteria and Procedures section highlights each international standard and Canadian procedural document whose requirements must be met for a particular accreditation program.
For more information
For more information, please contact SCC Accreditation Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.