40 Contact hours
Ronald H. Peters, CIH, Peters Consulting, Inc.
A basic knowledge of laboratory analytical procedures and an introduction to statistics or mathematics.
This self-study is designed to guide the student through a series of lessons on laboratory quality management system and assurance/quality control (QA/QC) procedures. Participants will learn the basic elements required for an effective laboratory QA/QC program and what is required to implement a QA/QC program. Information is presented to assist the participant in applying the QA/QC procedures to each phase of data production from preparation for sample collection through receipt of a final report in order to reduce or eliminate errors in the process. The course also includes information for ongoing evaluation of laboratory QA/QC programs that help ensure continued improvement in the program.
Laboratory Quality Management System
Organization and Management System
Document Control through Complaints
Non-conforming Testing Work through Preventative Action
Control of Records, Internal Audits, and Management Review
General, Personnel, and Accommodation and Environment
Test Methods and Method Validation
Estimation of Uncertainty of Measurement and Control of Data
Equipment and Traceability of Measurement
Sampling and Handling of Test Items
Assuring the Quality of Tests, Data Reduction and Validation, and Reporting the Test Results
Who Will Benefit
Upon completion, students will be able to:
Explore the concepts of quality assurance and quality control
Describe basic elements required for an effective laboratory QA/QC program
Determine requirements to implement and evaluate a QA/QC program
Identify requirements for laboratory accreditation
Discuss how defined principles affect analytical data
Time to Complete
This course will take approximately 40 hours to complete. Students will have up to 6 months from their enrollment date to complete it.
Materials are accessible and downloadable via the course Online Community (registrant-access only).
Student manual- includes learning objectives, and competency exercises designed to reinforce the material presented in the course and is designed to lead the student through the learning process.
Reading materials- includes ISO/IEC 17025:2005, selected AIHA-LAP, LLC policy modules, attachments, and appendices
Final Exam & Evaluation
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