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Laboratory Accreditation Body Committee

This committee develops the standard for operation of laboratory accreditation bodies.

Conference Calls: 3rd Tuesday, 11 am ET

Contact the Committee Chair or Program Administrator to request to participate for these calls.

Notes:

On September 20, 2011, the On-Site Assessment Committee was merged with the Laboratory Accreditation Body Committee. The minutes and documents produced by the On-Site Assessment Committee are included below.

On June 9, 2010, this committee was renamed the Laboratory Accreditation Body Committee to reflect a change in the TNI bylaws. Documents such as meeting minutes may show the previous name of this committee, Accreditation Body Committee.

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Carl Kircher, Chair
Florida DOH
Jacksonville, FL
carl.kircher@flhealth.gov

Lynn Bradley, Program Administrator
The NELAC Institute
Staunton, VA
lynn.bradley@nelac-institute.org

Bill Batschelet
US EPA Region 8 Lab
Golden, CO
batschelet.william@epa.gov

Catherine Katsikis
LDCFL, Inc.
Royal Palm Beach, FL
ckatsikis@ldcfl.com

Marlene Moore
Advanced Systems, Inc.
Newark, DE
mmoore@advancedsys.com

Mei Beth Shepherd
Shepherd Technical Services
Austin, TX
mbshep@sheptechserv.com

Aurora Shields
City of Lawrence
Lawrence, KS
ashields@lawrenceks.org


October 17, 2017 August 10, 2017
June 20, 2017 May 16, 2017
April 18, 2017 February 21, 2017
January 24, 2017 January 17, 2017
December 20, 2016 November 15, 2016
October 18, 2016 September 20, 2016
August 10, 2016 June 21, 2016
May 17, 2016 April 19, 2016
March 15, 2016 February 16, 2016
January 26, 2016

December 15, 2015 November 17, 2015
September 15, 2015 June 16, 2015
May 19, 2015 March 17, 2015
January 20, 2015

December 16, 2014 October 21, 2014
September 16, 2014 August 4, 2014
July 15, 2014 June 17, 2014
May 20, 2014 April 15, 2014
January 29, 2014 January 21, 2014

June 18, 2013
May 21, 2013 April 16, 2013
March 19, 2013 February 19, 2013
January 15, 2013

August 5, 2012 January 31, 2012

October 18, 2011
September 20, 2011 August 16, 2011
June 21, 2011 January 31, 2011

May 18, 2010
January 25, 2010 January 19, 2010

December 15, 2009
November 17, 2009 August 12, 2009
July 21, 2009 May 19, 2009
April 21, 2009 February 17, 2009
January 13, 2009

December 16, 2008 November 18, 2008
October 28, 2008 September 16, 2008
March 18, 2008 February 19, 2008
January 15, 2008 January 8, 2008

December 18, 2007
October 16, 2007 September 18, 2007
August 20, 2007 July 31, 2007
June 19, 2007 May 15, 2007
March 20, 2007 February 2, 2007
February 1, 2007

December 13, 2006
Sample Checklists and Forms for Use by Lab Assessors in NELAP Accreditation Bodies, based on the 2003 NELAC Standard
These are checklists and forms developed and used by laboratory assessors in the state NELAP Accreditation Bodies. They are not meant to be mandatory, but are posted here so that other assessors may use them or modify them for other ABs to use in assessments, if desired.

Lab Assessment Checklists, from NH AB (coming soon) 

FL Assessor Checklist.doc
FLORIDA ENVIRONMENTAL LABORATORY CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
  NELAP Assessment Confidentiality Notice
  On-Site Laboratory Assessment Appraisal Form
  Closing Conference (Exit Interview) Checklist

FL Pre-Assessment Checklist.doc
FLORIDA ENVIRONMENTAL LABORATORY CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
  Florida Pre-Assessment Checklist
 
ABC Presentation at the TNI Forum, Miami, January 2009 (PowerPoint, 441KB)

ABC Draft Criteria on Associate Affiliate Members (Excel, 16Kb)

Chapter 6 of the 2003 NELAC standard contained procedural language that this committee believes does not belong in the TNI standard. This language is summarized in the two spreadsheets below.

Chapter 6 Unresolved Items (Excel, 119Kb)
Chapter 6 Analysis (Excel, 178Kb)


Guidance Documents

Basic Assessor Training Course Curriculum (PDF, 246KB)
Technical Training Course Curricula for Environmental Lab Assessors (PDF, 264KB)
On-Site Assessment of Environmental Laboratories (PDF, 177KB)