ELAP Webinar 14 - Confessions of an ELAP Laboratory Assessor

Confessions of an ELAP Laboratory Assessor

ELAP Webinar-14 - Confessions of an ELAP Laboratory Assessor

All accredited environmental laboratories have an upcoming assessment. This webinar will outline the philosophy, guidelines, and most common findings of a laboratory assessment. Laboratories will gain insight into the assessment process to help achieve their goal of continual improvement. This webinar will offer the perspective of an assessor in reviewing the main areas of laboratory deficiencies. This is intended for laboratory management, quality assurance personnel, and laboratory analysts.

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Overview of Syllabus


  • Purpose of quality systems
  • Various challenges of commercial and captive laboratories
  • Most common assessment findings
  • Effective solutions to common areas of concern

Your Instructor

Tony Francis, PhD
Tony Francis, PhD

Dr. Francis has extensive experience in chemistry and biology. He is currently a principal with SAW Environmental (2004 to present). He was owner/operator of a large environmental laboratory in Nevada prior to becoming a full-time consultant. He performs and manages third‐party laboratory audits for several states, QA/QC consulting to individual laboratories, and provides internal audits, data integrity training, and data validation to private and governmental laboratories. Dr. Francis is a contract assessor for IAS assessing laboratories to ISO/IEC 17025 and various TNI Standards. He is a fully qualified NELAC assessor in organic and inorganic chemistry, microbiology, cryptosporidium, radiochemistry, solids, aqueous, tissue, and air. He is an EPA-approved drinking water certification officer in all areas available.

Dr. Francis performs 30-40 audits per year. He received his PhD in chemistry from the U. of Utah, 2003

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