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Assessor On-Going Training - 2016 TNI Environmental Laboratory Standard


The objective of the training is to provide on-going training for assessors. The objectives are to review the 2016 TNI Standard, provide updates on the interpretations of the TNI Standards, present recent Inspector General activity, review accreditation body procedures, and review assessment practices. Course content is based on the 2016 Environmental Laboratory Standard (v2.1) and presents techniques for conducting a process assessment.

The course is presented as a webcast in two sessions for a total of over three hours. The target audience is NELAP state assessors, NGAB assessors and other interested parties.

Course Prerequisites:

  • Students should be familiar with the TNI standards, Evaluation Procedure and Checklist prior to coming to class,
  • Students should be trained as assessors or auditors to the TNI standard or equivalent, such as EPA drinking water certification program, and
  • Completed some form of NELAP Assessor Training.

Outline Session One:
Changes to Modules and the Assessment
Assessment changes - Module 1
Evaluating Laboratory Process
Assessment changes - Module 2

Outline Session Two:
Evaluation Laboratory Process
Assessment changes - Module 5 Microbiology
Assessment changes - Module 4 Chemistry
Assessment changes - Module 4 Chemistry
Assessment techniques Review - Questions

Expected Learning Outcomes:
Students will know the changes made to the 2016 TNI Standard Modules and the assessment process.

$85 for TNI members
$100 for non-members
$400 group rate (5+ 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 Completion (CoC) for your records, there will be an additional $15 charge per person for the course (all 3 parts). A passing score of 2/3 must be received on the exam in order to receive CEUs and a CoC. Scores of less than 2/3 will receive a Certificate of Attendance. Contact Ilona Taunton at and provide a copy of your course receipt, date of course completion after you have completed the class and copy of your completed quiz. 

When requesting certificates for a group, a list of names and email addresses for the group participants who are to receive a certificate must be sent to Ilona Taunton ( when registering for the class(es).

0.6 CEUs

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 $400 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.