Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation (CALA) Laboratory Assessor

Qualification Based Certification Exemplar Global RABQSA iNARTEThe Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation (CALA) Laboratory Assessor program provides a benchmark for other industry-based schemes in North America, and provides a base for the development and improvement of assessment practices in Canada and beyond. The benefits being:

  • Provides Industry confidence
  • International recognition ensuring that professionals have the necessary skills and attributes to conduct Laboratory accreditation audits in compliance with ISO/IEC17025:2005

This table provides a summary of certification requirements:

Certification Requirements CALA Assessor (CALA) CALA Lead Assessor (CALA-LA)
(page 7)
CALA Assessor Course

CALA Assessor Course

Qualifications (education and work experience)
(page 8)
Post-secondary education or national equivalent in a scientific or technological discipline; and
5 years full time work experience with a minimum of 2 years quality assurance work experience obtained within the 5 years prior to application.
Assessment Experience
(page 9)
4 assessments in the role of an assessor. 5 assessments with at least 2 of them being in the role of a lead assessor; and
1 of these assessments must be witnessed by a CALA authorized monitor.