The Standards Council of Canada’s (SCC’s) Accreditation Program for Calibration Laboratories is offered in cooperation with the National Research Council's (NRC’s) Calibration Laboratory Assessment Service (CLAS).
Scope of accreditation
SCC provides formal recognition of competence for laboratories calibrating measuring instruments and reference standards for areas of metrology, including:
- Acoustics and vibration
- Frequency and time
- Ionizing radiation
- Photometric and radiometric
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.
Laboratories participating in proficiency testing schemes offered by accredited laboratories receive proficiency testing samples representative of the testing or calibration they perform. It is the participating laboratory’s responsibility to ensure that their proficiency testing is conducted within the timeframe outlined by the specific proficiency testing program, and to analyze the results and report back to participants.
Participating laboratories are also responsible for ensuring that their analyses are carried out in a manner conforming to the routine accredited method of testing or calibration that applies.
For more information
For more information, please contact SCC Accreditation Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laboratories seeking accreditation under this program should apply directly to NRC/CLAS. The NRC/CLAS contact is:
Leader, Assessment Services / CLAS / Measurement Science and Standards
National Research Council Canada / Government of Canada
Building M-36, room 1209, 1200 Montreal Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6
Jeffery.Russell@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca / Tel: 613-991-4059