A2LA Announces Acquisition of WorkPlace Training


August 27, 2018, Frederick, MD and Wayzata, MN – A2LA and WorkPlace Training (WPT) today announced A2LA’s acquisition of WorkPlace Training. The addition of WPT’s robust e-Learning modules will complement A2LA’s wide-reaching instructor-led classroom training offerings. e-Learning modules offered by WPT include tutorials, practice, assessments and record keeping on topics such as measurement, calibration and ISO/IEC 17025.   

“Partnering with A2LA gives us a unique opportunity to bring our calibration and metrology training to an even broader audience as a part of their world-class accreditation and training portfolio,” said Paul Hanssen, Founder of WorkPlace Training. “We are excited to fortify our already long-term relationship with A2LA and deliver our expertise to reach even more technicians and engineers.”          

“A2LA is dedicated to improving measurement results that impact safety around the world, which is supported by effective training for measurement and quality assurance professionals. WorkPlace Training’s reputation for providing measurement-focused e-Learning training makes this a natural expansion of our training and accreditation services offerings,” stated Lonnie Spires, A2LA President/CEO. “Our customers have increasingly requested A2LA to provide its world-leading training in e-Learning format and we are making that a reality with the acquisition.”

“The addition of WorkPlace Training completes a full spectrum of training offerings and delivery, from international standards to measurements and from instructor-led to e-Learning, to bolster laboratory conformance, competence, and confidence,” expressed Tim Osborne, Senior Director of Training Services. “The values, vision and mission that WPT embraced for 30 years parallels those of A2LA which results in an immediate win for the customer.”

WPT was founded in 1989, with the purpose of delivering a comprehensive, relevant and current measurement science training curriculum. Since their founding, WPT has provided training for thousands of learners around the world.

About A2LA
As the largest U.S.-based multi-discipline accreditation body, A2LA offers an established infrastructure engineered with over 35 years of ISO standards development and use. A2LA accreditation programs are based on internationally-accepted criteria for competence. For over two decades, A2LA has also maintained a world-class training program, providing a large spectrum of courses designed to help organizations understand how to conform to international standards. Find more information at www.A2LA.org.