If you are interested in serving as an ANAB Technical Assessor for either ISO/IEC 17025 or the ISO/IEC 17020 accreditation program 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 an assessment of a forensic science testing or calibration laboratory or a forensic inspection body. This course will provide participants with a review of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 or ISO/IEC 17020:2012 and the relevant ANAB Forensic Accreditation Requirements (AR 3125 or AR 3120) 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, verify and record 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 17020:2012. A thorough review of the requirements is provided in the online training portion of this course, but requirements will not be reviewed in detail while onsite.
Duration: 4.25 days, 34 hours
Online pre-requisite: (8 hours): Approximately, eight to twelve hours of online self-paced, web-based review of quality concepts, ISO and the Development of ISO standards; ANAB History and the Accreditation Program; Review of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 or ISO/IEC 17020 and the relevant ANAB requirements for forensic accreditation; as well as tips for applying ISO/IEC 17025 or ISO/IEC 17020 to a forensic management system. 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):
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, as well as discussing and employing, through practical exercises, various assessment methods for collecting and verifying objective evidence.
Note: Individual participants will need to bring a laptop, tablet, or iPad with internet capability for full participation in practical exercises. 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.