The National Laboratory Association

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Welcome to the web site of the National Laboratory Association (NLA). The NLA is the representative body that evolved from the previous National Laboratory Accreditation service, after overall responsibility for accreditation was assumed by the South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) during 1998.

The National Laboratory Association will look after the interests of the large number of laboratories in South Africa. This includes measuring, testing, calibration, verification and other bodies, as well as laboratories which operate in well-defined areas of R&D in the natural and applied sciences.

The objectives of the new National Laboratory Association is to become a truly representative association for accredited and non-accredited member laboratories.