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When should my organization become accredited?

Many federal and private environmental laboratories perform testing in multiple states. Such organizations have expressed concern that a high percentage of resources are required just to ensure compliance with these multiple accreditation programs. It is not unusual for a modest sized laboratory to incur costs of $75,000 - $100,000 per year for various accreditations. Such costs are usually passed on to the customer through higher charges for analytical services.

Each agency or organization should evaluate the cost of implementing this recommendation as it applies to their individual situation. Back to Accreditation...
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