Perry L. Johnson, a world leader in quality, established Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc. (PJLA) in 1999. PJLA offered its first accreditation during this time and continues to grow throughout the marketplace. PJLA is a third-party accreditation body that validates the competency of testing and calibration laboratories through the use of international and national standards.
As an accrediting body, PJLA is required to adhere to ISO/IEC 17011:2004 Conforming Assessment – General Requirements for Accreditation Bodies Accrediting Conformity Assessment Bodies. PJLA’s adherence to this standard is demonstrated through peer evaluations performed by international recognition bodies. PJLA is a MRA Signatory of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and of the Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC) for both testing and calibration.
- ISO/IEC 17025:2005
- Department of Defense Laboratory Accreditation Program (DoD ELAP)
- EPA National Lead Laboratory Accreditation Program (NLLAP)
- Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
- ENERGY STAR®
- Navy Metrology and Calibration Program (METCAL)
- Nuclear Regulatory Commission
PJLA and our Related Bodies
The brand name Perry Johnson serves many different types of quality-based organizations. This includes a related body of PJLA, Perry Johnson Registrars, Inc. (PJR). PJR is a full-service certification body offering various quality system certification services. PJLA stemmed from PJR, due to the growing need of laboratory accreditation. PJLA and PJR are separate legal entities, offering separate services and adhere to separate standards (i.e ISO/IEC 17011:2004 versus ISO/IEC 17021:2006). Although we are separate organizations, PJLA and PJR continue to have a relationship that shares resources including assessment staff. This allows for clientele to utilize similar assessors and to eliminate excessive travel expenses. At no such time does PJLA or PJR reduce assessment time or perform less comprehensive assessments because of this relationship.