aming Laboratories International’s (GLI) laboratories in Lakewood, New Jersey, Wheat Ridge, Colorado, Las Vegas, Nevada, Vancouver, British Columbia, and Macau, China have received approval from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) to transition GLI’s Scopes of Accreditation to the 2017 version of the ISO/IEC 17025 standard, which is the latest version available: GLI is the first independent gaming lab to achieve this accreditation.
The approval was given after A2LA performed an assessment of GLI management systems and found zero deficiencies. Last year, these same GLI labs once again earned biennial accreditation for ISO/IEC 17025 technical standards.
"Compliance is at the heart of our customers’ businesses, so it is essential to our regulatory, supplier, and operator clients that GLI also maintain the highest levels of accreditation compliance. We are very pleased to have received this latest approval from A2LA," said Chris Gallo, GLI Vice President of Technical Compliance and Quality Assurance.
"We work diligently daily throughout each and every one of our labs to maintain a very mature and effective management system, which is in place to assure consistently high quality and comparable results across all offices," Gallo added.
GLI laboratories have been accredited by the A2LA for 13 years. With 17 accredited labs globally, GLI has established itself as the most highly accredited gaming testing lab in the world by a wide margin. The GLI Group of Companies maintains 27 accreditations from various accreditation bodies worldwide.
The rigorous accreditation process takes several weeks to complete and involves written responses and onsite inspections. GLI invests nearly $120,000 in fees and expenses annually to uphold global accreditation, exclusive of labor costs for the dedicated team that manages GLI’s quality system globally, or the nearly 1,000 hours required in support of the accreditation process annually.