DOD/DOE CAP Assessor Training
International Accreditation Service (IAS) has been recognized to provide accreditation to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) and the Department of Energy Consolidated Audit Program Accreditation Program (DOE CAP-AP).
Being a signatory to the ILAC MRA for Testing and the establishment of internal policies and procedures compliant with the latest DoD / DoE QSM Version 5.4 manual makes IAS eligible to provide accreditation to DoD/DoE participating laboratories.
As one of the oldest accreditation bodies in the U.S., IAS provides quick, reliable, and competitive assessment and accreditation services with qualified and competent assessors based in the US and overseas. IAS accreditation is aimed at helping regulators protect health, safety, and welfare of consumers through delivery of formal recognition of competence for those conformity assessment businesses who serve in these technical disciplines. IAS delivers value-added assessments. Accreditation provides laboratories participating in the DoD/DoE-CAP program with the opportunity to enhance their production of technically valid results, removing auditing redundancies and potentially
Accreditation provides laboratories participating in the DoD/DoE-CAP program with the opportunity to enhance their production of technically valid results, removing auditing redundancies and potentially reducing risk and liability.reducing risk and liability.
Once accredited, participant environmental testing laboratories will be able to have their test reports accepted by both organizations for those tests performed in support of environmental restoration, environmental activities, and related installations.
Laboratories wishing to provide services to the DoD/DoE-CAP must be conform to:
- ISO/IEC 17025:2005, General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories
- ISO/IEC 17025:2017, General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories
- TNI Standards, which are currently based on ISO/IEC 17025:2005
- DoD/DoE QSM 5.4, which is currently based on ISO/IEC 17025:2005
Training Participant Prerequisite Qualifications
IAS assessors may be invited to take this training and become qualified as a DoD/DoE-CAP Program assessor depending on the needs of the program. Candidates must be qualified and experienced IAS environmental laboratory assessors, familiar with IAS processes, and familiar with current TNI standards, including the 2005 version of ISO/IEC 17025.
Candidates are identified and invited to take this assessor training on a case-by-case basis.
This 2-day training course provides qualified assessor candidates with a better understanding of the requirements of DoD/DoE-CAP QSM 5.4, TNI modules and their connections to ISO/IEC 17025 requirements, specific for the operation of a DoD/DoE participant laboratory.
The course contains the following sections
- IAS process
- Assessor Qualifications / Experience / Competency / Attributes
- IAS Procedures – Selection/Training/Approval of Assessors
- Introduction-DoD/DoE CAP Basic Criteria
- DoD/DoE CAP QSM (5.4) requirements