TNI/ELAP Webinar 6 - Understanding Technical Criteria for Microbiological Methods and Equipment

Understanding Technical Criteria for Microbiological Methods and Equipment - a TNI/ELAP Webinar

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 sixth in a series from the International Accreditation Service (IAS), will explain the technical criteria for microbiological methods and equipment.

Overview of Webinar

This webinar will discuss concepts and requirements related to microbiology methods including presence/absence, enumeration methods, membrane filtration, and others. Principles of quality control, techniques, and program requirements will be discussed. Aspects of drinking water requirements as specified in 40 CFR Part 141 will be reviewed along with recent changes to the 2016 TNI Standard. The 2016 TNI Standard is the basis for California ELAP.

Overview of Syllabus:

  • Introduction

  • Understanding various microbiological methods

  • EPA/program requirements of performing drinking water microbiological methods

  • Useful laboratory techniques

  • Update on changes to the Microbiology Module in the 2016 TNI Standard

Who Should Attend?

  • Laboratory Managers and Staff

  • Quality Assurance Officers

  • Technical Managers

  • Program Managers

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 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 Thursday October 29, 2020, 9am - 10:30am Pacific Time



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


Questions: Email training@iasonline.org or call +1 562-364-8201 

Did you miss the previous 5 ELAP Trainings? If you weren't able to attend the California ELAP Webinars, you can watch them for free on our website at this link

Questions About ELAP? Read the IAS FAQ for California ELAP Regulations in the Important Documents section of our ELAP webpage.

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

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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