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 V1.2, 2017, ANSI/BIFMA X7.1-2011 (R2016), and ANSI/BIFMA e3-2019e. 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 method 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 ClearChem product declarations and in numerous on-line postings.
Companies that test with BkA can distribute Compliance Tested certificates to their customers and others to demonstrate that they tested representative samples of their products and that these samples were in compliance with the applicable standards.
By combining the BkA ‘Compliance Tested’ certificate with its own statement or certificate of conformity, a company 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.
The Compliance Tested certificate also is used by BkA’s ClearChem™ program. ClearChem is a fully transparent program in which companies self-declare compliance of their products to the CDPH Standard Method. The ClearChem Self Declaration with an attached Compliance Tested certificate provides the information needed for USGBC LEED v4/4.1 EQ Credit: Low Emitting Materials and the LEM credits in other green building rating systems. ClearChem declarations are presented in a uniform, internationally recognized format and are designed to be equivalent to third-party product certification.