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FQS Workshops

Introductory classes to aid in preparation for accreditation, including an overview of the standards and forensic testing aspects. For more information, email Caroline Trenner or call 877-344-3044, ext. 208. Click on workshop date to register.

ISO/IEC 17020 and Audit Preparation Workshop for Forensic Police Agencies
September 25-26, 2014, Alexandria, VA
October 27-28, 2014, Worcester, MA
Cost: ASQ member $600, non-ASQ member $650

ISO/IEC 17025 and Audit Preparation Workshop for Forensic Test Agencies
September 22-24, 2014, Alexandria, VA - REGISTRATION CLOSED
Cost: ASQ member $750, non-ASQ member $800

Registration includes instruction, workshop materials, copy of ILAC Guide 19, and refreshments. If six registrations are not received by deadline, workshop is subject to cancellation. Please check before purchasing your airfare.

(All state and local public crime laboratories received a free copy of the standard, which is available for purchase from ANSI.)

Complete a registration form and fax or send to:
Caroline Trenner
ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board
500 Montgomery Street, Suite 625
Alexandria, VA 22314
Fax 703-836-0040

 

Custom Accreditation Workshops

FQS has a range of modular workshop options covering preparation for accreditation, offered as a three-day standard package provided from our site in Tampa, FL, or you can chose the options you want for delivery at your site. All modules focus on aspects of ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation in general and are not specific to any accreditation body.

  • Introduction to ISO Accreditation: What ISO is, where standards come from, relevance of standards to forensic labs, what's involved in accreditation, supplemental requirements, and management system hierarchy.
  • Review of ISO/IEC 17025: Structure of the standard and discussion of clauses.
  • Principles of Internal Laboratory Auditing: Instruction on planning and conducting an internal audit, reporting findings, and managing corrective actions, with scenario-based individual and group exercises.
  • Practical Auditing: Successful completion of "Principles of Internal Laboratory Auditing" or equivalent is required. Plan and conduct an audit of one or more activity, reporting, and corrective action (must be conducted at a laboratory site). Planning, conducting, and reporting of the audit is mentored by the instructors. Instruction on how to manage corrective action follows, and at least one nonconformity identified in the audit is selected for root cause analysis. Instruction focuses on the underlying principles and techniques. No advice is given on whether actual situations found are or are not non-conformities, or on actual identification of root cause and implementation of corrective actions.
  • Corrective Action: Guide to corrective action management with a focus on root cause analysis and evaluations.
  • Uncertainty of Measurement: Requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 for uncertainty of measurement. When/where and how to estimate uncertainty - direct measurement, uncertainty budget, and professional judgment issues.

 

ACLASS Training Courses

ACLASS offers a variety of training courses related to our accreditation programs. These include:

  • Introduction to ISO/IEC 17025
  • ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor Training
  • Internal Auditing to ISO/IEC 17025
  • Practical Measurement Uncertainty
  • Reference Material Producer Accreditation
  • Customized training courses

All courses are offered at least once a year and in various locations for your convenience. We also offer customized training to meet your needs. For more information, email ACLASS or call 877-344-3044.

Introduction to ISO/IEC 17025
October 13-14, 2014, Dallas, TX
Cost: ASQ member $650, non-ASQ member $750

Internal Auditing to ISO/IEC 17025
September 15-17, 2014, New Orleans, LA
December 8-10, 2014, St. Petersburg, FL
Cost: ASQ member $850, non-ASQ member $950

ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor Training
November 17-21, 2014, Pheonix, AZ
Cost: ASQ member $1,395, non-ASQ member $1,595

Practical Measurement Uncertainty - Calibration
September 17-19, 2014, New Orleans, LA
December 10-12, 2014, St. Petersburg, FL
Cost: ASQ member $975, non-ASQ member $1,100

Practical Measurement Uncertainty - Testing
September 17-19, 2014, New Orleans, LA
December 10-12, 2014, St. Petersburg, FL
Cost: ASQ member $975, non-ASQ member $1,100

 

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