Directory of Qualified Laboratories

This directory lists the qualified laboratories and the chemical analyses that they are competent to perform, as defined by the Environmental Data Quality Assurance Regulation (EDQA). Select a lab below to view its Scope of Proficiency Testing, or use the search options to find a specific lab or to find a list of labs for a specific test. View more details on this directory and the EDQA. The directory was last updated: November 2018.

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The EDQA requires samples of environmental media collected in consequence of an order, permit, licence, approval or certificate issued under the Environmental Management Act to be chemically analyzed by a “qualified laboratory”. Under the Regulation a qualified laboratory means a laboratory registered with the former Canadian Association for Environmental Analytical Laboratories (now the Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation – CALA) as participating in the Association’s Inter-laboratory Comparison Program. CALA maintains a Directory of Accredited Laboratories which based on the Associations’ Inter-laboratory Comparison Program’s proficiency testing, are competent to perform specified chemical analyses. The EDQA Directory is essentially a subset of the larger CALA Directory, comprised primarily of CALA accredited laboratories located in British Columbia and Alberta.

For more information about this directory, contact the Lab Services Officer (Email: Labs@Victoria1.gov.bc.ca) at the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy