ANAB is offering this new series of live, web-based training courses to meet the need for continued learning in light of widespread travel restrictions and the need for social distancing. This is your opportunity to complete needed training remotely and within small blocks of time. Each class will be offered via WebEx and will include the opportunity for participants to submit questions to the instructor.

Addressing Risks and Opportunities in the Laboratory

Presented live by an instructor in one four-hour period.
March 26, 2020, 1:00-5:00 pm EDT
April 16, 2020, 1:00-5:00 pm EDT
Cost: $375

The concept of risk was introduced in the 2017 edition of ISO/IEC 17025. While the standard requires laboratories to address risks and opportunities, it does not provide specific approaches to meet the requirements. In additional, the process approach to many ISO/IEC 17025:2017 requirements gives the laboratory the ability to control their processes through risk-based thinking. This live session will provide an introduction to the concept of risk-based thinking, review the standard requirements, and provide a simple approach to identifying and addressing risks and opportunities. By defining risk-based thinking and identifying related requirements, this course will assist accredited laboratories in applying the approach successfully.

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Risk-Based Thinking for Forensic Service Providers

Presented live by an instructor in two four-hour periods.
April 8, 2020, and April 9, 2020, 1:00-5:00 pm EDT
Cost: $400

Both ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and ANAB's forensic accreditation requirements (AR 3125) have moved to less prescriptive, more performance-based requirements with an aspect of risk-based thinking to facilitate greater effectiveness and continuous improvement. This course will review requirements that incorporate the word risk and those that foster a risk-based thinking approach. Risk will be defined and several risk-based thinking approaches and tools for identifying, assessing, addressing, and monitoring risks will be presented. Participants will apply these tools and their risk-based thinking knowledge and skills in several practical exercises.

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Introduction to Measurement Uncertainty

Presented live by an instructor in two four-hour periods.
March 31, 2020, and April 1, 2020, 1:00-5:00 pm EDT
April 21, 2020, and April 22, 2020, 1:00-5:00 pm EDT
Cost: $550

Attendees will be introduced to the concepts of measurement assurance, measurement traceability, and measurement uncertainty. This course will include a review of how measurement uncertainty is quantified and typical contributions to measurement uncertainty. Measurement uncertainty for both testing and calibration laboratories will be discussed. Attendees will gain an understanding of the steps required, accepted practices, and types of uncertainties that need to be considered by accredited laboratories when evaluating measurement uncertainty.

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Introduction to ISO/IEC 17025

Presented live by an instructor in two four-hour periods.
April 6, 2020,  and April 7, 2020, 1:00-5:00 pm EDT
April 27, 2020, and April 28, 2020, 1:00-5:00 pm EDT
Cost: $500

This course will provide attendees with an overview of the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2017. Attendees will learn practical concepts such as document control, internal auditing, proficiency testing, traceability, measurement uncertainty, and ensuring the validity of results. Attendees will also learn the benefits of accreditation and the role of accreditation bodies.

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Overview of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and ANAB Forensic Accreditation Requirements

Presented live by an instructor in two four-hour periods.
April 13, 2020,  and April 14, 2020, 1:00-5:00 pm EDT
Cost: $575

This course provides an in-depth review of the structure and content of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and ANAB accreditation requirements (AR 3125) with a discussion of the key changes, identifying those requirements that are new, substantially revised, and/or deleted. Participants will read, interpret, and discuss the requirements and have the opportunity to audit one or more of the requirements against their current practice to evaluate options for transition to and implementation of these requirements. Risk-based thinking concepts and requirements will be discussed and examples and/or exercises will be used to explore options for conforming to requirements that are more open-ended. Participants will develop a checklist of action items to assist their organizations in determining the best approaches for transitioning to the new requirements, keeping in mind that approach will likely vary among forensic service providers. Course participants will leave with a better understanding and a path forward for transitioning to these requirements.

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Fundamentals of Internal Auditing

Presented live by an instructor in two four-hour periods.
April 8, 2020, and April 9, 2020, 1:00-5:00 pm EDT
April 29, 2020, and April 30, 2020, 1:00-5:00 pm EDT
$450

The course is applicable to all accreditation standards and to organizations that are not accredited but want to better understand the internal auditing process. It will prepare organizations to clearly understand the management and technical issues related to internal auditing. Key concepts from ISO 19011:2018 form the basis of this online training. Attendees will learn how to coordinate a quality management system audit, collect audit evidence, and document observations, including techniques for effective interviewing and listening.

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Introduction to ISO/IEC 17020

Presented live by an instructor in two four-hour periods.
April 6, 2020, and April 7, 2020, 1:00-5:00 pm EDT
April 27, 2020, and April 28, 2020, 1:00-5:00 pm EDT
Cost: $500

This course will provide attendees with an overview of the requirements of ISO/IEC 17020:2012. Attendees will learn practical concepts such as levels of independence, technical judgement, and the inspection process. Attendees will develop an understanding of the technical systems and issues of inspection bodies and also learn the benefits of accreditation and the role of accreditation bodies.

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ISO/IEC 17020:2012 Preparation for Forensic Service Providers           

Presented live by an instructor in two four-hour periods.
April 15, 2020, and April 16, 2020, 1:00-5:00 pm EDT
Cost: $575

This course has been designed to educate forensic service providers about the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the development of the ISO/IEC 17020 Standard, the ANAB forensic accreditation program and requirements as well as provide tips for how to read and interpret ISO/IEC 17020.  In addition, the course will provide information regarding the planning and activities to consider when preparing for formal application for an ISO/IEC 17020 assessment.

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