Become a Member
Member laboratories can be represented on the association,s council or as ordinary members who participate in the activities of the association. Membership is limited to practicing laboratories, including those only operating seasonally, which participate in at least one of the inter-laboratory proficiency testing schemes recognised by the association.
Membership of a laboratory may be terminated at the council's discretion, on the grounds for such termination being given. Reasons for termination include the following:
- Failure to pay membership fees within the prescribed period
- Misuse of the Association's name or logo
- Unethical behavior, which may harm the name and aims of the association as prescribed in the constitution
AgriLASA Fee Structure: 2017
The following fee structures apply: A once-off entry fee for a new member, an annual fee per discipline to AgriLASA, as well as participation fees for each proficiency test scheme (PT-Scheme). Courier costs for delivery of samples will be charged additionally. A sample preparation fee will be levied to assist with procurement of suitable PT-Scheme samples.
Please remember the membership fee of R845.00 is per discipline, but for extra disciplines it reduces as indicated in the table below. The PT-Scheme fees plus the courier fees (which also decreases with more disciplines) are paid over to Thistle. Courier services to areas outside of the RSA are for the laboratories' own account. The Entry fee of R1,000.00 is once off for new members. No VAT involved.
The fees for 2017 are as follows:
|Discipline||Membership fee||Courier||Sample Preparation Fee||PT Scheme||Total per Annum|
| Entry fee - new member |
| R1,000.00 |
| - |
| - |
| - |
| R 1,000.00 |