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IAS ELAP Webinar 14 - Confessions of an ELAP Laboratory Assessor

Webinar | December 7, 2021 | 9am-10:30am (Pacific Time)

The California State Water Resources Board has approved the new Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) regulations for accrediting environmental laboratories. This free 90-minute live webinar, the fourteenth in a series from the International Accreditation Service (IAS), will discuss the ins and outs of a laboratory assessment. Overview of Webinar All accredited environmental laboratories have an upcoming assessment. This webinar will outline the philosophy, guidelines, and most common findings of a laboratory assessment. Laboratories will gain insight into the assessment process to help achieve their goal of continual improvement. This webinar will offer the perspective of an assessor in reviewing the main areas of laboratory deficiencies. This is intended for laboratory management, quality assurance personnel, and laboratory analysts.

Additional webinar and login details will be sent once registration is complete.

Overview of Syllabus

  • Introduction

  • Purpose of quality systems

  • Various challenges of commercial and captive laboratories

  • Most common assessment findings

  • Effective solutions to common areas of concern

Who Should Attend?

  • Laboratory Managers and Staff

  • Quality Assurance Officers

  • Technical Managers

  • Program Managers

Date / Time Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 9am - 10:30am (Pacific Time) Cost Free

About the Instructor

Tony Francis PhD

Dr. Francis, an IAS instructor and assessor, has extensive experience in chemistry and biology. He provides data integrity training, and data validation. Dr. Francis has assessed numerous laboratories to ISO/IEC 17025 and various TNI Standards. He is a fully qualified NELAC assessor in organic and inorganic chemistry, microbiology, cryptosporidium, radiochemistry, solids, aqueous, tissue, and air. He is an EPA-approved drinking water certification officer in all areas available. He received his PhD in chemistry from the University of Utah, 2003.

Questions? Email: | Call: +1.562.364.8201 Did you miss the previous 13 ELAP Trainings? If you weren't able to attend the previous California ELAP Webinars, you can watch them for free on the IAS Website at this link. Questions About ELAP? Read the IAS FAQ for California ELAP Regulations in the Important Documents section of the IAS ELAP webpage. Questions About Accreditation? If you have questions about applying for accreditation with IAS, please contact Duncan Millar at or visit IAS online at


Complete Training Schedule for 2021 View all the IAS training courses that are currently planned this year.

About IAS

  • Headquartered in Brea, California, IAS is ideally located to serve labs in California.

  • A Non-governmental Accreditation Body, with the largest scope of accreditations recognized by TNI.

  • A signatory member of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), IAS also provides lab accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025.

  • Providing accreditation services since 1975.


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