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IAS Metrological Traceability in the ELAP Lab - TNI/ELAP Webinar 8

Metrological Traceability in the ELAP Lab Webinar | January 26, 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 eighth in a series from the International Accreditation Service (IAS), will explain metrological traceability concepts. Overview of Webinar This webinar will explain various concepts of measurement traceability including requirements for reference standards and materials, instrument calibration, support equipment verification, correction factors, and related concepts. Laboratory personnel will learn how to properly document traceability procedures and accurately record basic measurements. Changes to the 2016 TNI Standard and concepts from ISO/IEC 17025:2017 will be highlighted.

Overview of Syllabus

  • Introduction

  • Terminology & definitions

  • Instrument calibration

  • Support equipment verification

  • Documented procedures

  • Proper record keeping

Who Should Attend?

  • Laboratory Managers and Staff

  • Quality Assurance Officers

  • Technical Managers

  • Program Managers

Date / Time Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 9am - 10:30am Pacific Time Cost Free Additional webinar and login details will be sent once registration is complete.

About the Instructor Tony Francis PhD

Dr. Francis, an IAS instructor and assessor, has extensive experience in chemistry and biology. He performs and manages third-party laboratory audits for several states, QA/QC consulting to individual laboratories, and provides internal audits, data integrity training, and data validation to private and governmental laboratories. Dr. Francis is a contract assessor for IAS assessing 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. Dr. Francis performs 30-40 audits per year. He received his PhD in chemistry from the University of Utah, 2003.

Questions? Email: | Call: +1.562.364.8201 Did you miss the previous 7 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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