Membership costs

EMQN is a not-for-profit organisation. Annual charges are based on the full cost of providing EQA services and operating the Scheme


The annual fee for laboratory membership is 150 GBP and must be paid yearly to ensure your laboratory account remains active (see T&C’s of membership). The account gives the option to register up to 10 users. Laboratories have the option to register more users by purchasing additional membership quota (50GBP per 5 users). There is no limit to the number of additional quotas a lab can purchase. The current tariff of charges is EQA based and, as such, subject to continuous review. A full breakdown of prices can be found in our EQA scheme catalogue. Refund of EQA charges is only payable in exceptional circumstances and at the EMQN’s discretion Full details can be found in our Terms and Conditions.

An evolving economies discount policy is available to encourage participation.


VAT / Tax

The pricing of all products sold by EMQN (EQA schemes and memberships) is exclusive of VAT/Tax which will be charged on our invoices as follows:

  • Customers from the United Kingdom (UK): Our products are liable to VAT and this will be added to all invoices.
  • Customers from the European Union (EU): Our products are liable to UK VAT/Tax (20%) unless the customer can supply their VAT/Tax number; those customers will be required to account for VAT/Tax in their own region under the reverse charge scheme. The VAT/Tax number can be updated in the users EMQN website account.
  • Customers outside of the EU or UK: VAT/Tax will not be charged on invoices.

Payment terms

Our payment terms are 30 days. There are penalties for late payment and interest (Bank of England base rate plus 1%), charged per month, will be applied to outstanding balances after the invoice payment date.

Purchase orders

If you require a purchase order quote to register for the EQA scheme then please contact us ( Please ensure the annual £150 registration fee is included in the total amount stated on the purchase order.

Other information

EMQN is a community interest company (CIC) registered in England (Number: 12020789. VAT/Tax Number: 329563282). For more information please contact us ( or see our Terms and Conditions.

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