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Analyst Competency Beyond the Demonstration of Capability


Course Description:

Laboratories must implement procedures for establishing that personnel are adequately experienced in the duties they are expected to carry out, and that staff are receiving any needed training. While most laboratories are focused on demonstrating capability, they often fall short of demonstrating competence. This course will focus on how laboratories can create a training program that will meet all training requirements in V1M2 of the TNI Standard and help ensure that laboratory staff are competent to perform their assigned duties. 

Expected benefit of training?
To ensure analysts are competent to perform a given method, not just check the box that a DOC has been performed. The lab will benefit by preventing problems in the future if the lab has confidence the analyst is competent. Better record keeping and support data to defend the DOC.

Learning Objectives:

  • How to formulate training goals.
  • How to identify training needs. 
  • How to provide training to personnel. 
  • How to evaluate effectiveness of training. 
  • How to document training. 
  • How to maintain records of competence, educational and professional qualifications, training, skills, technical and experience. 
  • Basic Data Integrity training requirements. 
  • Defining “appropriate supervision”? (V1M2 §5.2.1) 
  • Overview of Initial Documentation of Capability (IDOC) and Ongoing Demonstration of Capability (ODOC) procedures and documentation.

Intended Audience:

This course is designed for Internal Auditors, Quality Managers, Analysts, and Laboratory Managers.

$110 for TNI members
$125 for non-members

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 $525 for TNI members or $600 for non-members is available for groups of 5-10 students at a single location. Click here to purchase this webcast at the group rate.

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No certificates are automatically provided with this training. A Certificate of Completion (CoC) ($30 per person) or Certificate of Attendance (CoA) ($20 per person) may be purchased during registration or webcast purchase. A passing score of at least 70% must be received on the exam in order to receive CEUs and a CoC. Scores of less than 70% will receive a CoA at no reduced fee. To receive your certificate, contact Paul Junio at with date of purchase and date of training completion. See FAQs for additional information.


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

4 hours

CEUs: 0.4

Presented By:

Tony Francis

About the Presenter:

Tony Francis received his PhD in chemistry from the University of Utah followed by a post-doctoral appointment at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He then owned and operated a commercial laboratory in Las Vegas, NV for many years. Dr. Francis has taught several introductory and advanced biology and chemistry at Salt Lake Community College, the University of Utah, the University of New Mexico, the College of Southern Nevada, and Utah Valley University. He has delivered many Data Integrity and Ethics training courses to laboratories across the United States. He has created and delivered many online training webinars covering many aspects of quality systems, most recently for IAS.Tony is currently the Lead Assessor for SAW Environmental performing 40+ assessments per year for TCEQ, FDOH, IAS, and A2LA.