Forum on Environmental Accreditation

Newport Beach, CA  •  February 2020

Welcome to the
Forum on Environmental Accreditation

Some of the highlights for the week include:

  • Meetings of TNI Committees to further TNI efforts on environmental laboratory accreditation, proficiency testing, and accreditation of field sampling and measurement organizations;
  • An exhibit program showcasing the latest innovations in environmental monitoring;
  • A full day session focused on implementing the quality system requirements in the 2016 TNI standard;
  • An Assessment Forum on the topic of using third-party assessors;
  • A Mentor Session on simplfying the documentation requirements; and
  • Training courses on managing laboratories and assessing radiochemistry laboratories.

Special Sessions for California Laboratories

As California moves forward with its efforts to restructure the California accreditation program, TNI has geared much of this year's Forum to help California laboratories implement the 2016 TNI standard. The preliminary agenda has eight breakout sessions focused on the 2016 TNI standard, a training course on managing a laboratory, and a lunch talk by Joaquin Esquivel, the Chair of the California Water Board, where he will provide an update on the California program.

If this is your first time attending the Forum, we hope you find it stimulating and beneficial. Our registration staff and technical help desk staff are available to assist you with any questions or to locate individuals you want to meet. Please let us know how we can help make your participation in the Forum a success.

Have a great week!

Meals and Breaks

Continental breakfast is served daily from 7:30 - 8:00
Mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks are provided daily
Lunch is provided Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
Monday's lunch is on your own
If you have special dietary needs, inform the registration staff

Exhibit Hours

10:00 - 10:30
3:00 - 3:30
5:30 - 7:00

10:00 - 10:30
3:00 - 3:30


Future Meetings

Minneapolis, MN - Aug 3-7, 2020