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Course 2-1013: Implementing the 2009 TNI Standard


The objective of this course is to help laboratory management understand the requirements of the 2009 TNI Standard. The material, based on the requirements outlined in the V1M2 of the 2009 TNI standard, will "demystify" terminology, provide assistance in understanding the requirements, and provide guidance on how to incorporate the requirements of the Standard into laboratory operations without disrupting current practices.

The course is offered through 4 - four hour webcasts.


Class participants will:

  • Have an understanding on how to "demystify" terminology to familiar expressions and language usage.
  • Have a better understanding of the requirements by use of the "translation" process (see first objective).
  • Have the ability to evaluate current operations against the standard requirements for compliance
  • Learn to think in terms of using current operations in developing a quality management systems rather than reinventing the wheel
  • Be able to use the standard requirements to effectively develop and/or refine processes and procedures


  • Reading Comprehension

  • What the Standard Really Says
    • Management Requirements
    • Technical Requirements
    • Technical Modules

  • Evaluating Current Operations against the Standard

  • Developing "New Procedures"


Not Applicable


Technical Directors and Quality Assurance Personnel of labs just beginning the process of becoming accredited or are having difficulty implementing parts of the standard.


Course Fee:
$200 for TNI members; $250 for all others; $600 group rate

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 if you need a certificate.

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 $600 is available for groups of 5 or more students at a single location. Click hereto purchase this webcast at the group rate.


16 hours total

This course has been reviewed and approved by TNI.

Presented By:

Silky and John Labie

About the Presenter:
The principals of ELCAT, LLC collectively have over 70 years of experience in laboratory and field quality management. ELCAT, LLC provides extensive training of laboratory and field personnel in sampling techniques, quality management and training that addresses the requirements of the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP). It performs readiness audits for laboratories who desire to improve their quality system for the purposes of NELAP accreditation. ELCAT presents training and presentations on quality-related topics such as method performance, data integrity, corrective and preventive actions, root-cause analysis, data usability, and the role of quality managers. The company is used exclusively by the University of Florida Center for Training, Research & Education for Environmental Occupations (TREEO) for all off-site training of field personnel. It is regularly asked to provide presentations at the Florida Society of Environmental Analysts (FSEA) meetings. ELCAT, LLC has also provided training and presentations for New York City, the State of Virginia, and The NELAC Institute (TNI).