SILVER SPRING, MD--(Marketwire - Feb 13, 2012) - In collaboration with the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) is sponsoring five high-quality prerecorded webinars that provide an introductory overview of the requirements for an accredited laboratory's quality system.

Using a comprehensive review of the management system requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and its documentation and record keeping requirements, instructors provide critical insight to participants. The webinars provide the background information necessary to design and develop quality manuals and related quality documents; and they provide helpful tips needed to facilitate internal audits and management review processes. All of the core themes detailed in the management system are covered to help participants establish and maintain a quality management system.

"APHL is pleased to partner with A2LA, an industry leader in the accreditation of testing laboratories, to offer these high-quality webinars," says Ken Carter, director, APHL trainings. "They are an extremely cost-effective way to provide your staff with a comprehensive review of the management system requirements of ISO/IEC 17025."

This basic-level program is appropriate for Laboratory Technical Managers, Quality Managers, Laboratory Supervisors, Analysts, Technicians and other individuals working in the public health and clinical laboratory sectors who wish to obtain the latest information about ISO/IEC 17025. APHL is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. Participants will be awarded 4.0 contact hours for completing the series and evaluation.

The Association of Public Health Laboratories is a national non-profit located in Silver Spring, MD, that is dedicated to working with members to strengthen governmental laboratories with a public health mandate. By promoting effective programs and public policy, APHL strives to provide public health laboratories with the resources and infrastructure needed to protect the health of US residents and to prevent and control disease globally.

Contact Information:

Michelle M. Forman