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Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation Inc.

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CALA Training Services currently offers courses aimed specifically at meeting member needs. The following is the current schedule and details for all available CALA  In-Class training courses.

There are two options to view the Course table below - Schedule by Course, or Schedule by Date.  Please choose an option that suits your needs.

Schedule by Course   |   Schedule by Date

February
1200: Root Cause Analysis for Laboratoriesreg
Root cause analysis is a structured method used to identify the contributing or causal factors that underlie variations in performance that cause non-conformances. Participants will learn several root cause analysis tools that will allow them to identify and correct the underlying problems.

Course Outline, Costs and Location Details

  2 1/2 days DATE

Feb 6
LOCATION

VIRTUAL
FACILITATOR

Richard Clara
1000: Understanding ISO/IEC 17025reg
Learn about the ISO/IEC 17025 standard and how to conform to the requirements of the standard to either become accredited or to maintain your accreditation.reg

Course Outline, Costs and Location Details

 

2 days

 

DATE

Feb 14


LOCATION

Hamilton

FACILITATOR

Judy Waher

2000: CALA Internal Auditor Course (for ISO/IEC 17025)
Learn how to plan and conduct internal audits within laboratories. Examine auditing principles and techniques. Practice the required skills.

Course Outline, Costs and Location Details

  2 days DATE

Feb 16
LOCATION

Toronto


FACILITATOR

Judy Waher


March
1000: Understanding ISO/IEC 17025reg
Learn about the ISO/IEC 17025 standard and how to conform to the requirements of the standard to either become accredited or to maintain your accreditation.reg

Course Outline, Costs and Location Details

 

3 1/2 days

 

DATE

Mar 1


LOCATION

VIRTUAL

FACILITATOR

Richard Clara

4300: Introduction to Control Chartsreg
Designed to give a review of control charting for laboratories including: statistics, charting, upper & lower control limits, plotting and reaction plans, chart analysis and problem solving use root cause analysis techniques.

Course Outline, Costs and Location Details

  2 1/2 days DATE

Mar 29

LOCATION

VIRTUAL

FACILITATOR

Richard Clara
April
2000: CALA Internal Auditor Course (for ISO/IEC 17025)
Learn how to plan and conduct internal audits within laboratories. Examine auditing principles and techniques. Practice the required skills.

Course Outline, Costs and Location Details

  3 part days DATE

Apr 3
LOCATION

VIRTUAL


FACILITATOR

Cathy Wylie


4100: Method Development and Validationreg
Learn how to identify and implement criteria for the development of inhouse chemistry methods and the validation of these and modified methods used in accredited testing.

Course Outline, Costs and Location Details

  2 1/2 days DATE

Apr 20
LOCATION

VIRTUAL
FACILITATOR

Peter Fowlie
4301: Advanced Concepts for Control Chartsreg
This advanced course builds on the fundamentals learned in the introductory course. It covers advanced concepts in control chart interpretation, including rules and trends, outlier handling, and the use of control charts for multiple analyte methods. Time is dedicated to review of real-life upsets identified on control charts and beneficial approaches to investigation. Participants are encouraged to bring in control chart matters for open discussion.

Course Outline, Costs and Location Details

  2 1/2 days DATE

Apr 25

LOCATION

VIRTUAL

FACILITATOR

Richard Clara
May
1200: Root Cause Analysis for Laboratoriesreg
Root cause analysis is a structured method used to identify the contributing or causal factors that underlie variations in performance that cause non-conformances. Participants will learn several root cause analysis tools that will allow them to identify and correct the underlying problems.

Course Outline, Costs and Location Details

  2 1/2 days DATE

May 8
LOCATION

VIRTUAL
FACILITATOR

Judy Waher
1000: Understanding ISO/IEC 17025reg
Learn about the ISO/IEC 17025 standard and how to conform to the requirements of the standard to either become accredited or to maintain your accreditation.reg

Course Outline, Costs and Location Details

 

2 days

 

DATE

May 15


LOCATION

Edmonton

FACILITATOR

James Downie

4000: Measurement Uncertainty (Analytical Chemistry) reg
Learn basics of uncertainty in chemistry or microbiology testing. Show laboratory managers, scientists and technicians how measurement uncertainty is handled in a chemistry laboratory.

Course Outline, Costs and Location Details

  2 1/2 days DATE

May 16

LOCATION

VIRTUAL

FACILITATOR

Peter Fowlie

2000: CALA Internal Auditor Course (for ISO/IEC 17025)
Learn how to plan and conduct internal audits within laboratories. Examine auditing principles and techniques. Practice the required skills.

Course Outline, Costs and Location Details

  2 days DATE

May 17
LOCATION

Edmonton


FACILITATOR

James Downie


4300: Introduction to Control Chartsreg
Designed to give a review of control charting for laboratories including: statistics, charting, upper & lower control limits, plotting and reaction plans, chart analysis and problem solving use root cause analysis techniques.

Course Outline, Costs and Location Details

  2 1/2 days DATE

May 30

LOCATION

VIRTUAL

FACILITATOR

Richard Clara
June
4200: Internal Calibration for Laboratoriesreg
What? Learn to competently propagate the uncertainties associated with temperature, volume, and mass from laboratory reference instruments to those instruments used for testing. Establish credible traceability of measurement. Ensure that internal calibration procedures meet competence criteria for the desired levels of uncertainty to be propagated.

Note: This course is not to train laboratories how to calibrate instruments for use by other labs.

Course Outline, Costs and Location Details


  2 1/2 days DATE

Jun 6
LOCATION

VIRTUAL
FACILITATOR

Judy Waher
4301: Advanced Concepts for Control Chartsreg
This advanced course builds on the fundamentals learned in the introductory course. It covers advanced concepts in control chart interpretation, including rules and trends, outlier handling, and the use of control charts for multiple analyte methods. Time is dedicated to review of real-life upsets identified on control charts and beneficial approaches to investigation. Participants are encouraged to bring in control chart matters for open discussion.

Course Outline, Costs and Location Details

  2 1/2 days DATE

Jun 20

LOCATION

VIRTUAL

FACILITATOR

Richard Clara
1220: Preventive and Corrective Actions reg
Through lecture, discussion and exercises, participants will learn how to conduct effective preventive and corrective actions in response to non-conforming work. Learn how to ensure problems are adequately contained and then prevented.

Course Outline, Costs and Location Details


  1/2 day DATE

Jun 27

LOCATION

VIRTUAL

FACILITATOR

Judy Waher

All Available Courses

Contact us if you are looking for one of these courses training@cala.ca.

1000: Understanding ISO/IEC 17025reg
Learn about the ISO/IEC 17025 standard and how to conform to the requirements of the standard to either become accredited or to maintain your accreditation.

Course Outline, Costs and Location Details

  2 days DATE LOCATION FACILITATOR
1101: Beyond the Basicsreg
Through lecture, discussion and exercises, participants will examine the challenges of operating a laboratory conformant to ISO/IEC 17025 and learn strategies that they can apply in their laboratories.

Course Outline, Costs and Location Details

  2 days DATE


LOCATION



FACILITATOR



1200: Root Cause Analysis for Laboratoriesreg
Root cause analysis is a structured method used to identify the contributing or causal factors that underlie variations in performance that cause non-conformances. Participants will learn several root cause analysis tools that will allow them to identify and correct the underlying problems.

Course Outline, Costs and Location Details

  1 day DATE LOCATION FACILITATOR
1210: Continual Improvement Requirements in ISO/IEC 17025reg
Through lecture, discussion and exercises, participants will examine continual improvement requirements and best practices for implementing them in the laboratory. This course will also cover techniques for process mapping.

Course Outline, Costs and Location Details
  1/2 day DATE



LOCATION



FACILITATOR



1220: Preventive and Corrective Actions reg
Through lecture, discussion and exercises, participants will learn how to conduct effective preventive and corrective actions in response to non-conforming work. Learn how to ensure problems are adequately contained and then prevented.

Course Outline, Costs and Location Details


  1/2 day DATE



LOCATION



FACILITATOR



1500: ISO/IEC 17025 Refresherreg
This one-day course looks at the ISO/IEC 17025 standard and the relationship between a laboratory’s quality system and the standard. It explains the reasons for aspects of the quality system such as document control, traceability of trace results, dealing with non-conformances, and internal audits.

Course Outline, Costs and Location Details

  1 day DATE



LOCATION


FACILITATOR



2000: CALA Internal Auditor Course (for ISO/IEC 17025)reg
Learn how to plan and conduct internal audits within laboratories. Examine auditing principles and techniques. Practice the required skills.

Course Outline, Costs and Location Details
  2 days DATE



LOCATION


FACILITATOR


2100: Lead Auditor for ISO/IEC 17025:2005reg
This course covers the skills and knowledge required to lead a successful audit. It builds on the material covered in the CALA Internal Auditor course and concentrates on the role of the Lead Auditor. Using a combination of lectures and hands-on practice, this course covers the requirements of leading an audit from the planning phase through to closing off the audit.

Course Outline, Costs and Location Details

  2 days DATE LOCATION FACILITATOR
2500: Laboratory Train the Trainerreg
This 2-day Training Course is offered by CALA and allows participants to learn the critical skills required for coaching and training by combining both theory and practice of coaching and training methods.

Course Outline, Costs and Location Details

  2 days DATE LOCATION FACILITATOR
4000: Measurement Uncertainty (Analytical Chemistry) reg
Learn basics of uncertainty in chemistry or microbiology testing. Show laboratory managers, scientists and technicians how measurement uncertainty is handled in a chemistry laboratory.

Course Outline, Costs and Location Details

  1 day DATE



LOCATION



FACILITATOR



4001: Measurement Uncertainty (Microbiology) reg
Learn basics of uncertainty in chemistry or microbiology testing. Show laboratory managers, scientists and technicians how measurement uncertainty is handled in a microbiology laboratory.

Course Outline, Costs and Location Details

  1/2 day DATE LOCATION FACILITATOR
4100: Method Development and Validationreg
Learn how to identify and implement criteria for the development of inhouse chemistry methods and the validation of these and modified methods used in accredited testing.

Course Outline, Costs and Location Details

  Two 1/2 days DATE LOCATION FACILITATOR
4200: Internal Calibration for Laboratoriesreg
What? Learn to competently propagate the uncertainties associated with temperature, volume, and mass from laboratory reference instruments to those instruments used for testing. Establish credible traceability of measurement. Ensure that internal calibration procedures meet competence criteria for the desired levels of uncertainty to be propagated.

Note: This course is not to train laboratories how to calibrate instruments for use by other labs.

Course Outline, Costs and Location Details


  1 day DATE LOCATION FACILITATOR
4300: Introduction to Control Chartsreg
Designed to give a review of control charting for laboratories including: statistics, charting, upper & lower control limits, plotting and reaction plans, chart analysis and problem solving use root cause analysis techniques.

Course Outline, Costs and Location Details

  1 day DATE LOCATION FACILITATOR
4301: Advanced Concepts for Control Chartsreg
This advanced course builds on the fundamentals learned in the introductory course. It covers advanced concepts in control chart interpretation, including rules and trends, outlier handling, and the use of control charts for multiple analyte methods. Time is dedicated to review of real-life upsets identified on control charts and beneficial approaches to investigation. Participants are encouraged to bring in control chart matters for open discussion.

Course Outline, Costs and Location Details

  1 day DATE



LOCATION



FACILITATOR


5000: Management for Laboratory Managers (2 days)reg
Learn the tools to handle management challenges in the laboratory. Hone your leadership skills to be able to handle typical situations such as interpersonal conflict, disciplinary issues, and providing feedback. Learn how to overcome the challenges of transitioning from non-management to management.

Course Outline, Costs and Location Details

  2 days DATE LOCATION FACILITATOR
CALA Lead Assessor Course (for CALA Assessors Only)reg
Learn how to plan and conduct assessments of competence for applicant and accredited laboratories within the CALA accreditation program. Examine assessment principles and techniques. Practice the required skills.


*Free for nominated CALA Assessors only.*

  5 days DATE LOCATION FACILITATOR