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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 conducted as a webinar for two sessions - three hours each for a total of six 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 Day 1 three hours with Polling questions (Quiz)

Introduction (5 minutes)
Changes to Modules and the Assessment (45 minutes)
Assessment changes – Module 1 (30 minutes)
Break (10 minutes)
Evaluating Laboratory Process
Assessment changes – Module 2 (90 minutes)

Outline Day 2 three hours with Polling (Quiz) questions review

Evaluation Laboratory Process (10 minutes) Review open Questions
Assessment changes - Module 5 Microbiology (60 minutes)
Assessment changes – Module 4 Chemistry (30 minutes)
Break (10 minutes)
Assessment changes – Module 4 Chemistry (60 minutes)
Assessment techniques Review - Questions – open discussion (20 minutes)

Expected Learning Outcomes:

Students will know the changes made to the 2016 TNI Standard Modules and the assessment process.


Course Fee:
$85 for TNI members
$100 for non-members
$400 group rate (5+ students)

Note: A Certificate is included in the registration.


February 11, 2019, 11:00am - 2:00pm EST
February 15, 2019, 2:00pm - 5:00pm EST


2 Days - 6 Course Hours


Start Date:
Monday 11th February 2019, 11:00am ET

2 days

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.