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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

Oommen Kappil
EMSL Analytical, Inc
Cinnaminson, NJ
okappil@emsl.com

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

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

Alia Rauf
Utah DOH
Taylorsville, UT
arauf@utah.gov

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

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


August 6, 2018
July 17, 2018
June 19, 2018
May 15, 2018
April 17, 2018
March 20, 2018
February 20, 2018
January 22, 2018

December 19, 2017
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)