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 ANAB technical assessors 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, ANAB Forensic Science Testing and Calibration Laboratories Accreditation Requirements (AR 3125) 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 performing an assessment and collecting 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. A thorough review of the requirements is provided in the online training portion of this course but requirements will not be reviewed in detail during the on-site portion.

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 prerequisite (8 hours): Approximately eight hours of online, self-paced, web-based review of quality concepts, ISO, and development of the standard; ANAB history and the accreditation program; review of ISO/IEC 17025 and ANAB requirements for forensic accreditation; and tips for applying ISO/IEC 17025. Email with a link for the online portion of this course will be sent at least two weeks prior to the start of the on-site training. The online prerequisite must be completed prior to the first day of the on-site portion of the course.

On-site Course Schedule (3.25 days):

Days 1-3 8:00 am–5:00 pm and Day 4 8:00 am-10:30 am

On-site 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, and discussion and use through practical exercises of various assessment methods for collecting and verifying objective audit evidence.

Note: For full participation in practical exercises, each participant must bring a laptop, tablet, or iPad with WiFi internet capability and applications for reviewing MS Word and/or PDF documents.

Upcoming Public Training Dates

September 24-27, 2019, Largo, FL - Registration deadline: August 30

Venue - National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC)
               8285 Bryan Dairy Road, Suite 125
               Largo, FL

October 27-30, 2019, Austin, TX (Hosted by SWAFS) -  Full - Waitlist only

Register through SWAFS

Venue - Renaissance Hotel
               9721 Arboretum Blvd
               Austin, TX 78759

December 10-13, 2019, Mesa, AZ - Registration deadline: November 15

Venue - Hyatt Place Phoenix/MesaPhoenix/Mesa
               1422 West Bass Pro Drive
               Mesa, AZ 85201

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, 414-501-5376

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 who need training. Contact us at training@anab.org or 414-501-5445 for more information.

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

Download and complete the Forensic Technical Assessor Application.

Questions: Please contact ANABAssessors@anab.org or call 414-501-5494  and select option 2).

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