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IAS ELAP Webinar 16 - Implementing Effective Document Control Procedures in an ELAP Lab


Implementing Effective Document Control Procedures in an ELAP Lab

Webinar | March 29, 2022 | 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 sixteenth in a series from the International Accreditation Service (IAS), will provide an understanding of managing document control.

Overview of Webinar

Document control is the most visible component of the quality management system. Correctly managing document control makes it easier to implement the quality system and yields benefits throughout all laboratory operations. This webinar will discuss various ways laboratories can easily implement the document control requirements of the 2016 TNI Standard. We will discuss the philosophy and provide tools for writing, organizing and maintaining documents for the quality system, administrative procedures, and technical processes.

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


Overview of Syllabus

  • Introduction

  • Document control requirements of the 2016 TNI Standard

  • Definitions

  • Requirements

  • Different ways to comply with the requirements

  • Types of documents

  • Writing various types of documents

  • Common pitfalls

Who Should Attend?

  • Laboratory Managers and Staff

  • Quality Assurance Officers

  • Technical Managers

  • Program Managers

Date / Time Tuesday, March 29th, 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: training@iasonline.org | Call: +1.562.364.8201 Did you miss the previous 15 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 dmillar@iasonline.org or visit IAS online at www.iasonline.org. Complete Training Schedule for 2022 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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