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NEFAP as seen through the FOG - Quality for Field Operations

Webcast, Course # 4-1005W

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 EPA Field Operational Group (FOG) 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 to Field Operations documents
  • To be accredited or not to be accredited - That is the question!

Elements defined for a Management System

  • TNI Volume 1
  • Field Activities Group Guidelines
  • Why do we need all this stuff?

Elements defined for addressing technical needs

  • TNI Volume 1
  • Field Activities Group Guidelines
  • What happens to the sampling or measurement methods?
  • Sampling design and planning

Documentation preparation

  • How do we get ready for an audit or accreditation?
  • How to prepare for an audit by the project officer or accreditation body

Efficient and Effective Field Operations

  • One system for the organization
  • Management of change
  • Data defensibility


  • Summary
  • Evaluation forms and certificates

Expected Learning Outcomes:

  • Apply requirements of the TNI standard to EPA’s Field Operational Guidelines

Intended Audience:

  • Field Sampling and Measurement Organizations
  • Accreditation Bodies

$95 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 $375 for TNI members or $450 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 Attendance may be purchased for $20 per person during registration or webcast purchase. To receive your certificate, contact Paul Junio at [email protected] 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 [email protected].

8 hours


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.