Berkeley Analytical (BkA) issues laboratory compliance certificates to product manufacturers for tests in which the test item meets the acceptance criteria defined in a standard such as CDPH/EHLB/Standard Method V1.1, 2010, ANSI/BIFMA X7.1-2011, and ANSI/BIFMA e3-2012. These certificates bear the seal ‘Berkeley Analytical Compliance Tested,’ and are backed by our accreditation as an ISO/IEC 17025 laboratory.
The BkA ‘Compliance Tested’ certificate provides detailed product sample information, clearly identifies the reference standard and the assumptions used in demonstrating compliance of the sample to the standard, compares the test results to the compliance criteria, and summarizes the findings. Our environmental testing laboratory certificates have gained recognition in the marketplace and can be seen on the CHPS database and in numerous web postings.
Manufacturers can distribute the laboratory certificate to their customers and others to show that the tested product sample is in compliance with a standard without having to release the actual test report that contains the detailed VOC emissions data.
By combining the BkA ‘Compliance Tested’ certificate with your own statement or certificate of conformity, you as a manufacturer can create a certificate of compliance that is broadly applicable to a product or a group of closely related products. View our page on Putting Your Test Results to Work to learn more about creating a valid product claim that you can use to promote your product in the sustainable building marketplace.