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JEMCA implemented its Certified Environmental Measurer Test. 3.007 successful candidates have been reported over the past 6 years.

Governing board Dr. H. Tabata

1. JEMCA Updates

1.1 Proficiency Testing (PT) – Background and list of past & future projects

Proficiency Testing (PT) – Background and list of past & future projects
The Proficiency Testing (PT) program started from 1999, and have cohosted with JSAC (The Japan Society of Analytical Chemistry) from the year of 2006. In 2011, JEMCA became the only host to the program. The 71th test is presently under implementation. The appendix shows past and ongoing tests implemented by JEMCA. Read More

1.2 CEM on Chemical Analysis for FY 2013

Level 3 Test in FY2013

Schedule Written Test: 17 June 2013
Candidates 232
Passed 158
Passed Rate 68.1%
Test Structure Written Test: 30 multiple choice questions each with 4 choices on chemical analysis.

Level Two Test in FY2013

Schedule Written Test & Skills Test: 13 October 2013
Oral Test over Telephone: 12 January 2013
Candidates 11
Passed 7
Passed Rate 63.6%
Test Structure Written Test: 20 multiple choice questions each with 4 choices on chemical analysis, and 4 essay questions.
Skills Test
Oral Test over telephone

Level One Test in FY2013

Schedule Written Test: 13 October 2013; Skills Test: 2 February 2013
Oral Test over Telephone: 13 January 2013
Candidates 5
Passed 3
Passed Rate 60.0
Test Structure Written Test: 20 multiple choice questions each with 4 choices on chemical analysis, and 4 essay questions.
Skills Test
Oral Test

1.3 CEM on Noise and Vibration for FY 2013

Entry Level Test in FY2012

Schedule 16 june 2013
Candidates 41
Passed 25
Passed Rate 61.0%
Test Structure Written Test: 30 multiple choice questions each with 4 choices on noise and vibration.

Summary of Implementation Status of CEM Test

Number of applicants, candidates, passed candidates and passed rate of CEM Tests implemented during last nine years from FY2007 to FY2013 are shown on table next page (as of 1 April 2014).

Fiscal
Year
Category

FY2007

FY2008

FY2009

FY2010

FY2011

FY2012

FY2013

6 years total

CEM on Chemical Analysis
Level 3 Test
Applicants
Candidates
Successful Candidates(SC)
Pass Rate %(SC/Candidates)

570
538
317
58.9

548
520
272
52.3

393
360
222
61.7

416
391
236
60.4

339
324
198
61.1

255
243
163
67.1

243
232
158
68.1

4247
4004
2158
53.9

Level 2 Test
Applicants
Candidates
Successful Candidates(SC)
Pass Rate %(SC/Candidates)

258
244
144
59.0

61
60
38
63.3

45
42
23
54.8

51
49
29
59.2

17
15
10
66.7

18
17
13
76,5

13
11
7
63.6

878
847
465
54.9

Level 1 Test
Applicants
Candidates
Successful Candidates(SC)
Pass Rate %(SC/Candidates)

N/A

57
55
19
34.5

15
13
8
61.5

N/A

8
8
3
37.5

N/A

5
5
3
60.0

85
81
33
40.7

CEM on Noise & Vibration
Entry Level Test
Applicants
Candidates
Successful Candidates(SC)
Pass Rate %(SC/Candidates)

N/A

106
97
53
54.6

145
134
88
65.7

111
107
59
55.1

77
71
43
60.6

77
75
68
45
66.2

45
41
25
61.0

559
518
313
60.4

Advanced Level Test
Applicants
Candidates
Successful Candidates(SC)
Pass Rate %(SC/Candidates)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

19
16
11
68.8

8
6
4
66.2

N/A

27
22
15
68.2

TOTAL
Applicants
Candidates
Successful Candidates(SC)
Pass Rate %(SC/Candidates)

828
782
461
59.0

772
732
382
52.2

598
549
341
62.1

578
547
324
59.2

460
434
265
61.1

356
334
225
67.4

337
320
216
67.5

5827
5503
3007
54.6

Governing board Dr. H. Tabata

2. Report on UILI-ILP

2.1 The 1st UILI-ILP (Finished)

According to resolution of the UILI International Proficiency Testing Committee in September 2006, the program was named as “Inter Laboratory Practice (ILP)”.

  • Hosted by: UILI
  • Co-hosted by: JEMCA, ACIL, CCIL, AELI and VRS
  • Type of the program: Proficiency Test of heavy metal in sediment.
  • Target compound: Total Chromium (T-Cr), Total Lead (T-Pb), Total Nickel (T-Ni), Total Zinc (T-Zn) and Total Mercury (T-Hg
  • Method: Analyzing total concentration of metals in sediment.
  • Number of labs participated: 237
  • Number of labs submitted results: About 188 to 223
  • Statistical Evaluation using; z-score, bar charts of z-scores in ascending order and Youden-plot

2.2 The 2nd UILI-ILP in Japan (Finished)

  • Type of the program: PAHs and Metals in Soil.
  • Target compound: 12 PAHs and 8 Metals.
  • Sample distribution finished on 7 April 2008 (delayed).
  • Report date: 31 May 2008.
  • Number of labs participated: 122
  • Number of labs submitted results: 117
  • List of result is submitted to UILI.
  • For Japanese participants, JEMCA issued pre-report in October 2008.
  • For Japanese participants, JEMCA issued final report which includes data from Canada and USA in February 2009. Certificate for participation has been distributed among participants who reported results.
  • JEMCA distributed certificates to associations for participants from Canada and USA.

2.3. The 3rd UILI-ILP (Finished)

  • Analysis of POPs and Metals in sediment (powder).
  • 22 POPs compounds and 8 Metals.
  • For Japanese participants, prompt report was issued and distributed in July 2009.
  • Final report including results from non-Japanese participants and certificates were issued and distributed in August 2009.
  • Number of applicants to 3rd UILI-ILP:
    Japan 84
    U.S.A. 6
    Canada 2
    Mexico 1
    Spain 2
    The Netherlands 6
    Total 101

2.4.The 4th UILI-ILP (Finished)

  • Type of the program: Heavy Metals in Water.
  • Target compound: 16 Metals.
  • In Japan, sample distribution finished on 1st and 2nd of February 2009. For other countries, it finished by the beginning of March 2009.
  • Reporting deadline: 19 March 2010.
  • JEMCA distributed final reports and certificates by the end of August 2010 to participants in Japan.
  • Final report for non-Japanese participants and certificates will be issued and distributed at UILI GBM in October 2010.
  • Number of applicants to 4th UILI-ILP:
    Japan 143
    U.S.A. 4
    Spain 5
    Mexico 1
    Total 153

2.5 The 5th UILI-ILP (Finished)

  • Type of the program: Cations and Anions in Natural Water.
  • Target compound: 4 Cations and 4 Anions
  • In Japan, sample distribution finished on 7th and 8th of February 2011. For other countries, it finished by the end of February 2011.
  • Reporting deadline: 31 March 2011.
  • Number of applicants to 5th UILI-ILP:
    Japan 128
    Spain 4
    Belgium 1
    Canada 1
    Korea 1
    Total 135
  • JEMCA distributed final reports and certificates on 1 August 2011 to participants in Japan.
  • Final report of non-Japanese participants and certificates will be issued and distributed before UILI Board Meeting in Paris.

2.6 The 6th UILI-ILP (Finished)

  • Type of the program: Metals in Saline Water
  • Target compound: 6 Metals
  • In Japan, sample distribution finished on 6th and 7th of February 2012. For other countries, it finished by the end of February 2012.
  • Reporting deadline: 31 March 2012.
  • Number of applicants to 6th UILI-ILP:
    Japan 141
    Spain 3
    Canada 3
    The Netherlands 2
    Mexico 1
    Total 150
  • JEMCA distributed final report to on July 2012 to Japanese participants.<
  • Final report for non-Japanese participants and certificates was issued and distributed on September 2012.

2.7 The 7th UILI-ILP

  • Type of the program: Metals Drinking Water and Saline Water
  • Target compound: 10 Metals
  • In Japan, sample distribution finished on 18th and 19th of February 2013. For other countries, it finished by beginning of March 2013.
  • Reporting deadline: 31 March 2013 for Japanese and 4 April 2013 for non-Japanese participants.
  • Number of applicants to 7th UILI-ILP:
    Japan 141
    Portugul 4
    Canada 3
    Spain 3
    The Netherlands 2
    Mexico 1
    China 1
    Total 155
  • JEMCA distributed final report to on 24 September 2013 to Japanese participants.
  • Final report for non-Japanese participants and certificates has been drafted and issued on 20 December 2013.

2.8 The 8th UILI-ILP (Ongoing)

  • Type of the program: Metals in Pure Water
  • Target compound: 15 Metals
  • In Japan, sample distribution planned on 7th and 8th of April 2014.
  • Reporting deadline: 16 May 2014 for Japanese and 23 May 2014 for non-Japanese participants.
  • Number of applicants to 8th UILI-ILP:
    Japan 111
    Others 8
    Total 119
  • Final report to be drafted in September 2014.



 

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