Together the NACLA Quality Manual, Administrative Guidelines and Bylaws provide the structure, direction and details of the internal and external operation of NACLA. The NACLA Quality Manual establishes policies, procedures and requirements for the NACLA Recognition Program to instill confidence in the US laboratory accreditation system. The NACLA Administrative Guidelines connect NACLA's internal operation with its inspection and/or laboratory accreditation body recognition program. The NACLA Bylaws provide the organization's legal framework. See below for additional information and for links to PDF versions of these and other documents, including those that detail NACLA's Accreditation Body Recognition Program.
Click on the links to the documents below to learn more about NACLA's policies, procedures and structure; relationship with ACIL; and joining NACLA.
This document uses a quality framework to describe the operation of the NACLA Recognition Program from a technical standpoint, including the functions of relevant NACLA committees and councils, and the responsibilities of NACLA and accreditation bodies applying for recognition.
The bylaws give NACLA its legal foundation, describe its charter and provide a generic organizational structure.
Recognition Program Documents
Click on the links to the documents below to learn more about this laboratory accreditation body recognition program.