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IAS ELAP Webinar 21 - How to Write an Effective Response to an ELAP Assessment Report

How to Write an Effective Response to an ELAP Assessment Report Webinar | January 31, 2023 | 9am-10:30am (Pacific Time) The California State Water Resources Board has approved the Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) regulations for accrediting environmental laboratories. This free 90-minute live webinar, the 21st in a series from the International Accreditation Service (IAS), will discuss requirements of a corrective action plan.

Overview of Webinar Laboratories must respond to assessment reports with an effective corrective action plan. The plan has to be accepted for the assessment process to conclude. This can be a daunting task for many labs. This webinar will discuss the requirements of a corrective action plan including root cause analysis, required training, document revisions, and objective evidence. This webinar will be helpful to quality systems, laboratory operations, and technical personnel.

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

Overview of Syllabus

  • Introduction

  • Overview of the assessment process

  • Review of the components of an assessment report

  • Assessment repot instructions

  • Requirements of the corrective action plan response

  • Tools and tips to create an acceptable response

Who Should Attend?

  • Laboratory Managers and Staff

  • Quality Assurance Officers

  • Technical Managers

  • Program Managers

Date / Time Tuesday January 31, 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 any of the previous 20 ELAP Trainings? If you weren't able to attend any of 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 2023

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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