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TNI/ELAP Webinar 7 - IAS Guidelines for Method Selection and Validation

November 24. Free IAS 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 seventh in a series from the International Accreditation Service (IAS), will review requirements and techniques labs use to conform to the standards.


Overview of Webinar

This webinar will review the requirements and techniques laboratories and data users can use to effectively conform to the standards and regulations concerning method selection and validation / verification. Participants will learn the theory and practice related to selecting and validating test methods to generate data of known and documented quality. The requirements in the standards and regulations can be vague and confusing to laboratory management and staff. Various options for compliance will be provided to assist in providing legally defensible data in a way that works for the participants’ lab.

Overview of Syllabus:

  • Introduction

  • Principles of method selection and validation

  • Validation of reference, non-standard, and lab-modified methods

  • Relevance of validation to the measurement process

  • Requirements of legally defensible data

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 Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 9am - 10:30am Pacific Time



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

Questions: Email

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 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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