A2LA Announces Formation of New Company, A2LA WorkPlace Training
Frederick, MD -- A2LA is proud to announce the formation of a new company, A2LA WorkPlace Training (A2LA WPT). Instructor-led public and contract training, previously offered by A2LA, will now be offered through A2LA WPT. A2LA will continue offering its world-renowned accreditation services in compliance with ISO/IEC 17011, as well as membership in the Association and the annual Technical Forum event.
A2LA WPT was established as a non-profit organization with the vision of being the leading management system, conformity assessment, and measurement training company in the world. It is organized and operated exclusively, for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes, within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (or corresponding section of any future federal tax code). The mission of A2LA WPT focuses on providing independent, world-class training programs that inspire confidence in the quality of service and acceptance of results from organizations.
“By creating a separate legal entity from A2LA Accreditation Services and offloading our training offerings, we have established clear boundaries of operation and better adhere to the principles of impartiality mandated by ILAC and IAF. Additionally, A2LA cannot provide consulting services, due to restrictions in ISO/IEC 17011 requirements, so the formation of the new company establishes necessary separation to maintain impartiality while also filling a much-needed niche in the conformity assessment community,” said Trace McInturff, A2LA Vice President, Accreditation Services.
A2LA is a non-profit, non-governmental, third-party accreditation body and membership society, offering internationally-recognized accreditation services to testing and calibration laboratories, biobanks, inspection bodies, proficiency testing providers, reference material producers, and product certifiers.