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What is Accreditation?

A method is simply one key component of a water-quality monitoring program. Other important components of a monitoring program that may be evaluated by an independent party include (for example): instrumentation and equipment calibration, personnel performance and training, quality-assurance and quality-control procedures, record-keeping systems, data-review processes, and analytical or sampling methodologies. The evaluation would asses a laboratory or field program's technical competence and quality systems. Back to Accreditation...


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