(Updated) Workshops on Implementing the New TNI Standards

Date Posted: 3-15-2011

TNI will host three more Workshops this spring to assist laboratories with making the change from the 2003 NELAC Standard to the new TNI standards.  The list below shows the current plan.  As the details for each workshop get finalized, additional information can be obtained by clicking on the Agenda.  On-line registration is open for all three workshops.  A series of Webinars will be offered in May and June for those that cannot come to the workshops.


Future Workshops

April 14, 2011: Las Vegas, NV  (Agenda   -   Registration)
April 18, 2011: Denver, CO  (Agenda   -   Registration)
April 20 or 21, 2011: Louisville, KY  (Agenda   -   Registration)

Summary of Workshop

The NELAC Institute (TNI) National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP) has adopted for use within the program four new accreditation standards:

  • Management and Technical Requirements for Laboratories Performing Environmental Analysis
  • General Requirements for Accreditation Bodies Accrediting Environmental Laboratories
  • General Requirements for Environmental Proficiency Test Providers
  • General Requirements for an Accreditor of Environmental Proficiency Test Providers

The new standards will replace the 2003 NELAC standard and will be implemented in 2011. All NELAP-accredited laboratories will need to comply with the new requirements by July 1, 2011. This workshop will review in detail the standard applicable to laboratories, briefly review the other three standards, and present the plan for implementation.


Previous Workshops

March 15: Syracuse, NY
March 23: Edison, NJ
March 25: Boston, MA
April 29: Taylorsville, UT
May 13: Salem, OR
May 26: St Petersburg Beach, FL
June 17: Dallas, TX
July 9: Riverside, CA
July 20: Lancaster, PA
August 13: Washington, D.C.
September 1: Topeka, KS
September 3: Daytona Beach, FL
September 9: St. Paul, MN
September 20: Houston, TX
September 21: San Antonio, TX
September 24: Seattle, WA (in conjunction with DOE meeting)
October 27: West Palm Beach, FL
November 23: Baton Rouge, LA
December 3: Chicago, IL
December 9: Richmond, CA
February 3, 2011: Savannah, GA
March 7, 2011: Syracuse, NY