17025 QMS Short Webinar 10-Establishing the Competence of Personnel

Establishing the Competence of Personnel

Webinar 10 – Easy ways to Establish the Competence of Lab Personnel

This hour-long webinar will explain the terms “Qualification” and “Competence” and provide some insight into the difference between these two definitions as well as the records that can be maintained to prove the competence of lab personnel.

Presented by an accreditation program manager with 25 years of experience in personnel competence, training, and certification of persons. 20 years’ experience as the technical manager of a personnel certification body, certification body assessor, and former Chair of International Personnel Certification Association (IPC).

This course is for laboratory technical staff, laboratory managers, laboratory quality staff, and laboratory accreditation program assessors.


  • Qualification vs Competence, common points and differences
  • Components of competence
  • Personnel competency assessment methods
  • Required competency records for labs
  • Monitoring of competencies and Continuous Personnel Development (CPD)

Your Instructor

Osman Vural
Osman Vural

Osman Vural has been doing assessments for IAS since 2014. He graduated from Gazi University in Ankara (Ann Kera), Turkey in 1989 as a Civil Engineer.

He began working at the Turkish Standards Institute after finishing his military service. During this time, he became interested in quality management systems and calibration subjects as well.

In 1997, Osman resigned from his position at the Institute and set up his own consulting business. From 1997 to 1999, he served different industry companies as a management systems consultant. He set up Turkey's 11th calibration laboratory at the end of 1999 and started delivering industrial-level calibration services with his team.

At the end of 2006, Osman set up Turkey’s first private accredited personnel certification body, which widened his companies' field of service. Until 2014, he worked on several academic research projects as well. Osman also provided several training courses on quality, calibration, and management systems.

In addition to these duties, Osman became a member of the International Personnel Certification Association (IPC) in 2007. He was elected as a board member in 2010 and was elected the chairman of the association in 2015, serving two consecutive terms. Osman is still a board member of the IPC.

In 2018, Osman was selected as a Peer Evaluator for the Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (APAC).

Course Curriculum

  17025 QMS Short Webinar 10-Establishing the Competence of Personnel
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