The following IAS training sessions presented by Dr. Tony Francis have been made available for your viewing.
Webinar 1: CA ELAP/2016 TNI Standard for Testing Laboratories Training Video. (90-minutes)
Webinar 2: Get ready for the new California ELAP Accreditation Requirements Training Video. (60-minutes)
Webinar 3: How to prepare your Laboratory for an ELAP Assessment Video. (90-minutes)
Webinar 4: The Importance of QC in an ELAP Laboratory Video. (100-minutes)
Webinar 5: Understanding Technical Criteria for Chemistry Methods and Equipment Video. (85-minutes)
Webinar 6: Understanding Technical Criteria for Microbiological Methods and Equipment Video. (95-minutes)
Webinar 7: Guidelines for Method Selection and Validation Video. (85-minutes)
Webinar 8: Metrological Traceability in the ELAP Laboratory Video. (80-minutes)
Webinar 9: Training and Competence of ELAP Laboratory Personnel Video. (90-minutes)
Webinar 10: Creating and Integrating the Laboratory Quality Manual Video. (90-minutes)
The new California ELAP regulations require accredited laboratories to implement a nationally accepted standard, called The NELAC Institute (TNI) Standard, for managing all factors that potentially can affect the quality of lab results – from the quality of supplies and equipment to the training of laboratory staff.
IAS is the only California-based Non-governmental Accreditation Body (NGAB) recognized to provide third-party assessments and accreditation to the TNI Standard. IAS is working with laboratories in California seeking to meet the new state requirements. In addition to assessing laboratories for California ELAP, IAS can also provide accreditation to the TNI 2016 Standard and ISO/IEC 17025 Standard.
Visit the California State ELAP Website
Download the checklists created by ELAP Water Boards for Labs seeking ELAP accreditation.
Click here for CA ELAP accreditation only
Click here for TNI + ELAP accreditation
The California State Water Resources Control Board adopted comprehensive regulations in their meeting on May 5, 2020 to modernize the Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP), which oversees more than 650 laboratories that regulate testing of drinking water, wastewater discharges and hazardous waste cleanup sites throughout California.
Read the California Water Boards News Release
Vice President of Global Accreditations and Quality, Mohan Sabaratnam, details how IAS can assist labs with their accreditation needs. Recognition under TNI as a Non-Governmental Accreditation Body enables IAS to provide accreditation to labs for the TNI standard under NELAP, California ELAP, and ISO/IEC 17025.
Visit the web pages below for additional information.