An assessor is a person assigned by an accreditation body to
perform an assessment at an agency or laboratory based on a variety
of standards. There are three categories of assessors:
- Lead Assessor- The assessor with overall responsibility for the
assessment, including preparation with the laboratory, leadership
of the assessment team, writing the assessment report, and
coordinating a corrective action response.
- Technical Assessor- The person who conducts the assessment of
the technical competency of the laboratory for specific areas and
may aid in the assessment of the management system as
- Technical Expert- The person assigned to provide specific
knowledge or expertise with respect to a specific discipline being
FQS assessors are initially qualified on the basis of their
education, training, and experience. Various performance measures,
such as written exams and observations during assessments, are used
to ensure ongoing competence.
FQS prides itself on the quality and expertise of our assessors.
They range from a variety of disciplines and their backgrounds are
among the top scientists in their fields. FQS's Manager of
Accreditation evaluates all applicants and categorizes them based
on their level of expertise. Assessors and assessment teams are
evaluated during assessments to monitor their continued
performance. All FQS assessors are compensated for the time spent
If you're interested in becoming an assessor for FQS, send e-mail or call 813-443-0517 to
request an assessor application package.
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