The California Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) is in the process of updating its regulations for accrediting environmental laboratories. The objective of this course is to provide a review of the changes to the requirements to assist laboratories to achieve compliance with the new measures.

Target Organizations

This Training Course applies to environmental laboratories seeking recognition of environmental testing under ELAP and those in need of understanding the challenges of updating their quality systems to become compliant under the 2016 TNI Standard.

Target Course Participants

For all laboratory staff who

  • Manage the laboratory
  • Manage in the technical operation of the laboratory
  • Operate and maintain the laboratory quality system
  • Manage laboratory programs

Webinar Training Process

This 1-hour Training Course provides information on how to prepare for an ELAP assessment by a recognised accreditation body. The updated regulations emphasize a more robust quality management system and new technical requirements including calibration aspects, staff qualifications, and document control. We will discuss options for quality system requirements and common assessment findings.

The course contains reference to Standard Interpretations, Implementation Guidance, and Guidance Documents published by TNI and ELAP.

Overview of Webinar on California Regulations


Review of the newly adopted ELAP requirements

  • Quality system requirements
  • Technical aspects
  • MDLs
  • Corrective actions
  • Internal audit/Management reviews
  • Options for various types of laboratories
  • Common assessment findings