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IAS Training 2020: California ELAP Accreditation Requirements Webinar

May 22, The 2nd Webinar in the TNI/ELAP Series

The California State Water Resources Board just approved the new Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) regulations for accrediting environmental laboratories. This free 90-minute live webinar, from the International Accreditation Service (IAS), will provide a review of the requirement changes to assist laboratories to achieve compliance with new measures.


Overview of Webinar This training course applies to environmental laboratories seeking recognition of environmental testing under ELAP and those in need of understanding the challenges of updating their quality systems to become compliant under the 2016 TNI Standard. IAS is the only California-based, Non-governmental Accreditation Body recognized by The Nelac Institute (TNI), as a Non-governmental Accreditation Body (NGAB), to provide third-party assessments and accreditation.

Overview of Syllabus:

  • Introduction

  • Review of the newly adopted ELAP requirements

  • Quality system requirements

  • Technical aspects

  • MDLs

  • Corrective actions

  • Internal audit/Management review

  • Options for various types of laboratories

  • Common assessment findings

Who Should Attend?

  • Laboratory Managers

  • Laboratory Technicians

  • Laboratory personnel who operate and maintain the laboratory quality system

  • Consultants and suppliers that work with laboratories

This 90-minute webinar includes a Q&A session with the Instructor. About the Instructor

Tony Francis, PhD

Dr. Francis, an IAS instructor and assessor, has extensive experience in chemistry and biology. He is currently a principal with SAW Environmental (2004 to present). He was owner/operator of a large environmental laboratory in Nevada prior to becoming a full-time consultant. 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.

Date / Time May 22, 2020, 9 am Pacific Time

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

Questions: Email or call +1 562-364-8201.  


Questions About Accreditation? If you have questions about applying for accreditation with IAS, please contact Duncan Millar at or 562-364-8201. Also, visit IAS online at


Complete Training Schedule for 2020 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. 

  • Our goal is to meet your accreditation needs and provide an excellent experience.


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