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Quality Control for Field Operations

October 13, 2023 and October 26, 2023
11:00am-3:00pm Eastern


Course Description:

The objective of the training is to present information on the essential elements needed to ensure the technical competence and performance of field operations. The course provides Field Sampling and Measurement Organizations (FSMO’s) with a detailed comparison of the U.S. EPA Environmental Sampling and Analytical Program (ESAM) guidelines and TNI FSMO standard requirements. The information is provided for managers/supervisors and quality officers of field operations to identify these elements and prepare for accreditation or a project officers review of these elements.

An efficient field operation must implement these elements in a cost-effective manner. The course provides insight and techniques to address the guidelines and requirements within one management system. The examples used in the course are practical examples that can be adapted by any field operation.


  • Introduction
  • Management System
    • Elements defined for a Management System
  • Technical Requirements
    • Sampling and Field Measurement Methods
    • Sampling Design and Planning
  • Preparation
    • Document Preparation
    • Getting ready for audit or assessment
  • Effective Operations
    • Efficient and Effective Field Operations
    • Management of change
    • Data defensibility
  • Questions/Answers
    • QUIZ

Leaning Objectives:

  • Knows the essential elements to ensure the technical competence and performance of field operations.
  • Knows the elements defined in the TNI FSMO Standard as applied to various EPA Sampling and Field Measurement activities
  • Can compare the USA Environmental Sampling and Analytical Program (ESAM) and the National Environmental field Activities Accreditation Program (NEFAP)
  • Can Identify elements and prepare for accreditation or project officer review.

Intended Audience:

This course is designed for FSMOs, Quality Managers, Managers/Supervisors


$99 per person for TNI members
$115 per person for TNI non-members
$475 per group of 5-10 students at same location for TNI members
$550 per group of 5-10 students at same location for TNI non-members


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 or after 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 Certificate of Attendance at no reduced fee. For a CoA you will not need to take the quiz and you will not receive CEUs. To receive your certificate, contact Paul Junio at [email protected] with date of purchase and date of training completion. See FAQs for additional information.


Start Date:
Friday 13th October 2023, 11:00am EDT

8 hours

CEUs: 0.8

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.