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Implementing and Assessing the Environmental Laboratory Standard Interpretations


The 3 hour course presents, in detail, the Standards Interpretation Request (SIR) responses published on the TNI website for the 2009 TNI EL standard. The presentation reviews the 2009 TNI EL Volume 1 SIRs, as listed on the TNI website. The information provides laboratory personnel and assessors additional information to aid in the understanding of the interpretations of the standard. Examples of implementation of these parts of the standard are reviewed during the class.

An overview of the 2003 NELAC Interpretations will be reviewed as found on the TNI webpage for interpretations. The 2003 SIRs will be discussed in relevance to the 2009 Standard. In addition, the Guidance found on the webpage will be reviewed to ensure assessor and laboratory personnel understanding on the use of this guidance.

The training ensures an understanding for those implementing and assessing to the 2009 TNI environmental laboratory standard Volume 1 Module 2. Examples of implementation are to be provided.

Any Interpretations that are obsolete due to changes in either the 2009 or 2016 TNI standards will be identified and all attendees will receive a summary table listing all interpretations with cross references to each of the TNI standards.

Course Fee:
$45 for TNI members; $55 for all others; $375 group rate for 10 or more students

TNI Members: you must be logged-in to the website to receive the member rate.

About Webcasts:
 Upon receipt of your payment, you will receive a special link by e-mail to watch the webcast on your computer. The link is time-limited: you will have full access to the webcast and any associated handouts for 6 months after receipt of payment, at which time the link will expire. Webcasts cannot be downloaded; they are intended for viewing on your computer only during the 6-month window. If you have any questions, please contact Ilona Taunton at

No certificates are provided with webcasts. If you wish to receive a Certificate of Attendance for your records, there will be an additional $15 charge per person. Contact Ilona Taunton at and provide a copy of your course receipt and date of course completion after you have completed the class.

Group rates are available: Each purchased webcast is to be viewed by only one student. If you would like multiple viewers, separate purchases must be made. A group rate of $375 is available for groups of 5 or more students at a single location. Click hereto purchase this webcast at the group rate.


3 hours

This course has been reviewed and approved by TNI.

Presented By:

Marlene Moore

About the Presenter:
Marlene Moore founded Advanced Systems, Inc. in February 1992 as a consulting company specializing in quality systems for laboratory and sampling operations. She brings together the needs of quality system management, measurement operations and regulatory compliance.

Marlene Moore has worked and managed sampling and testing laboratories for over twenty years before providing her expertise to others. Current work includes assessing for laboratory accreditation programs to ISO/IEC 17025 and assessing to ISO/IEC 17065 for conformity assessment certification programs. Assessments are performed for A2LA, ANAB and ANSI. Additional assessor and auditor training was completed under the EPA Safe Drinking Water Program for State certification laboratory auditors for inorganic, organic and microbiology and as an ISO auditor for ISO 9000. Formerly an RAB ASQ/ANSI registered auditor.