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The objective of the training is to present the additional requirements to ISO/IEC 17025 as defined in the TNI FSMO Standard Volume 1. The course presents examples for conducting an effective assessment of NEFAP field sampling and measurement organizations (FSMOs). The assessment process, as defined in the TNI FSMO Standard Volume 2, is also presented to enhance the assessment of the implementation of the field sampling and measurement organizations (FSMOs).

This course provides examples and a basic understanding of the assessment processes, within the National Environmental Field Activities Accreditation Program (NEFAP) framework. The 2007 TNI FSMO standards and practical examples for implementation are an integral portion of this training course. The course is developed for experienced assessors and FSMOs with skills and knowledge in assessment techniques to ISO/IEC 17025 or equivalent.

(Outcome: To provide NEFAP ABs with a TNI course for experienced assessors. FSMOs may also participate in order to learn what to expect from assessors during a NEFAP assessment.)

Course Prerequisite

  1. Students must be familiar with the TNI FSMO standards Volume 1 and Volume 2, and Checklists prior to coming to class. Assessors must have completed training as ISO/IEC 17025 or equivalent and should have experience in performing accreditation body assessments.
  2. Technical Assessors should have experience as assessors, auditors and must have work experience in field sampling and field-testing.


09:00 AM Class Starts – Introductions
Present objectives and agenda for training
Present overview of Standard (Volumes 1 and 2)
Present outline of requirements added to ISO/IEC 17025
10:30 AM Break
10:45 AM Accreditation Body Evaluation
Review how to assess TNI FSMO Volume 1
Present examples of field sampling and testing data
(Students write findings to the TNI Standard)
Noon Lunch  
01:00 PM Review Assessment Procedure and Checklist
Present assessment checklist (model only)
Discuss the use of possible tools for performing assessment
Review records, report and identification of nonconformances
Present example scenarios
Students to write nonconformances and present to class
Student must be able to identify relevant clauses (Poll)
Email answers of full nonconformance writing
(instructor compiles over break)
02:45 PM Present example scenarios – Review responses
Students to write nonconformances and present to class
03:00 PM Questions and Answer session (open Microphone)
03:30 PM Quiz on standard and requirements (20 minutes)
Ten question quiz to challenge attendees on knowing the standard
04:00 PM Review questions in class to reinforce learning objectives
05:00 PM Class Conclusion



TNI Member Rate: $315
TNI Non-Member Rate: $370


Start Date:
Friday 15th April 2011, 9:00am

7 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.