Course Description

ANAB has redesigned its Lead Assessor Intensive Training course to an exercise-based approach to better support and develop the competencies required of a lead assessor. The course was developed in response to the recent change of focus on competence within laboratory-related accreditation standards and is based on ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17011 requirements.

When combined with one of our standard-specific courses, the successful completion of Lead Assessor Intensive Training will demonstrate that the participant has the knowledge to apply the skills as defined in the learning objectives

ANAB has redesigned its Lead Assessor Intensive training course to an exercise-based approach to better support and develop the competencies required of a lead assessor. The course was developed in response to the recent change of focus on competence within laboratory-related accreditation standards and is base don ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17011 requirements. 

 

 

Learning Objectives

  • Knowledge of assessment principles, practices, and techniques
  • Communication skills appropriate to interact with all levels within the conformity assessment body
  • Note-taking and report-writing skills
  • Nonconformity writing skills
  • Opening and closing meeting skills
  • Interviewing and listening skills
  • Assessment-management skills
  • Knowledge of risk-based assessment principles

The Lead Assessor Intensive Training course is designed to develop the required knowledge and skills by incorporating small group exercises, course work, and case studies for hands-on learning, allowing attendees to demonstrate their competencies in the classroom, as well as on final examination.

ANAB has redesigned its Lead Assessor Intensive training course to an exercise-based approach to better support and develop the competencies required of a lead assessor. The course was developed in response to the recent change of focus on competence within laboratory-related accreditation standards and is base don ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17011 requirements. 

CEU Credits: 3.2

Who Should Attend

  • Individuals interested in becoming an assessor for an accreditation body*
  • Current assessors seeking to further demonstrate the required competencies
  • Internal auditors seeking to further develop their auditing skills
  • individuals who want to understand the assessment process and assessment related activities

Prerequisites

Attendees should have a solid understanding of the standard of interest (i.e., ISO/IEC 17025 or ISO/IEC 17020) before attending this course. The information presented during this course assumes an understanding of the structure and content of the applicable accreditation standard.  A review of the requirements is provided in the online training portion of this course with access provided prior to the first day of the session.

One complimentary registration in a self-paced, web-based standard-specific overview course is included with the Lead Assessor Intensive course registration. This review of the requirements is provided a week prior to the first day of the session. 

For more information on becoming a contract assessor for ANAB, follow:
https://anab.ansi.org/about-anab/contractor-opportunities 

Note:  If you are interested in serving on ANAB assessment teams for the forensic business unit please see Forensic Technical Assessor Training.

Register

One standard of interest is included in the cost.  A $400 fee is applicable to any additional standards.  Please contact alevasseur@anab.org for details. 

Private On-site Training

Lead Assessor Intensive Training is also available as a private course. Private courses are a great option for organizations that have several staff members who need training. Contact Natalia Larrimer at nlarrimer@anab.org or 414-501-5445 for more information.

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*To qualify to become an assessor for ANAB's forensic programs, see Forensic ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Assessor Training for applicable training and review the qualifications in the ANAB Assessor Manual for Forensic Accreditation Programs.