Welcome to the website 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 a large number of laboratories in South Africa. This includes measuring, testing, calibration, verification, and other bodies, as well as laboratories that operate in well-defined areas of R&D in the natural and applied sciences.

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

The National Laboratory Association – South Africa’s Board of Directors, management and employees are committed to uphold the principles of impartiality and objectivity in all of its operations to ensure confidence and trust in and independence of its activities.