Forensic Technical Assessor Training (Revised)

Course Description

If you are interested in serving as an ANAB Technical Assessor and learning the mechanics of the assessment process, this is the course for you!  If you are NOT interested in being a Technical Assessor, please see the Forensic Internal Auditor course.

The primary goal of this course is to train individuals to serve as an ANAB technical assessor in the application of ISO 19011, Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems, during the assessment of a forensic science testing or calibration laboratory.  This course will provide an attendee with a review of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and/or ISO/IEC 17020:2012 and the Forensic Science Testing and Calibration Laboratories Accreditation Requirements (AR 3125 and/or AR 3037) and the assessment process. In addition, through various practical exercises, classroom discussions and a final examination, each attendee will gain knowledge regarding the ANAB assessment process, learn numerous assessment methods and acquire skills for how to perform an assessment and collect objective evidence. 

Please NOTE:  The information presented during this course assumes that the attendee has a basic understanding of the existing structure and content of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 or ISO/IEC 17020.  A thorough review of the requirements is provided in the online training portion of this course but requirements will not be reviewed in detail.    

Learning Objectives

  • Acquire sufficient knowledge and skills to be a competent Technical Assessor when serving on an ANAB assessment 
  • Gain an understanding of the accreditation requirements and the ANAB accreditation process
  • Learn how to apply ISO/IEC 17025 and the forensic accreditation requirements (AR 3125) to a forensic laboratory
  • Obtain information regarding assessment methods and skills for collecting objective evidence

Course Schedule

Online pre-requisite: (8 hours):  Approximately, eight hours of online self-paced, web-based review of quality concepts, ISO and the Development of the standard; ANAB History and the Accreditation Program; Review of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 or ISO/IEC 17020 and ANAB requirements for forensic accreditation; as well as Tips for Applying ISO/IEC 17025 or ISO/IEC 17020. An email with a link for the online portion of this course will be sent, at a minimum, two weeks prior to the start of the on-site training.  The online pre-requisite must be completed prior to the first day of the onsite portion of this course.  

Onsite Course Schedule (3.25 days): 

Tuesday - Thursday:  8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Friday:  8:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Onsite/in-person course content includes a thorough review of the ANAB assessment process detailing the technical assessor’s role and responsibilities, preparing for and conducting an assessment activity, using ShareFile and the assessor’s note form as well as discussing and employing, through practical exercises, various assessment methods for collecting and verifying objective audit evidence.  NOTE:  Individual participants will need to bring a laptop, tablet or iPad with internet capability for full participation in practical exercises. 

Upcoming Public Training Dates

Location Date Status
Huntington, WV June 25-28, 2019 Registration Deadline: June 7
Minneapolis, MN August 6-9, 2019 Registration Deadline: July 17
Largo, FL (Hosted by NFSTC) Sept. 24-27, 2019 Registration Deadline: Aug 30
Mesa, AZ Dec. 10-13, 2019 Registration Deadline: Nov 15

Cost: $1,195 per person

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Note: The registration fee includes a copy of ISO/IEC 17025.  Attendees will be responsible for any travel, lodging and meal expenses. Lunches and breaks will be “on your own” and are not included in the fee.  

Registration and Billing Information:
Amy Levasseur, Program Assistant

Private On-site Training                                       

The Forensic Technical Assessor Training course is also available as on-site training. Private on-site courses are a great option for organizations that have several staff members that need the training. Contact us at or 414-501-5466 for more information. 

Interested in being a Technical Assessor for ANAB Forensic Accreditation Programs?

Complete the Forensic Technical Assessor Application.

Questions:  Please contact or 414-501-5494 (option 2)