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Laboratory Audit Essentials


Who Should Take This Course:

Environmental professionals who use data generated by environmental laboratories to make project decisions or review environmental laboratory data. This may include:

  • Samplers
  • Drillers
  • Engineers
  • Geologist
  • Scientists
  • Field technicians

Topics include:

  • Document checks
  • laboratory quality control procedures
  • laboratory performance
  • laboratory record management
  • laboratory report content
  • laboratory glassware cleaning
  • laboratory hazardous waste disposal
  • corrective actions


After completing this series, participants should be able to:

  • Perform a document search of important laboratory documents
  • Evaluate laboratory staffing levels and experience
  • Evaluate that the laboratory has properly trained staff
  • Check laboratory quality control procedures
  • Physical facility requirements
  • traceability and calibration procedures
  • Check laboratory record management and storage procedures,
  • Check laboratory hazardous waste disposal procedures
  • Check sample receipt and tracking procedures


There are three (3) modules and an online reference section that comprise this course. Each module is accompanied by an exam to help you evaluate your understanding of the course material. In order to complete the course, you must review the modules and submit the exams. Although not required, we suggest you proceed through the modules in the order they are presented.

course quick facts
course code DED2104
cost $50.00
estimated time to
complete course
8 Hours
course materials
90 Days

Linda R. Taylor, PE is the Coordinator of Environmental Training and Technical Assistance programs at North Carolina State University's IES. Ms. Taylor has over 10 years of civil and environmental engineering experience, and has taught numerous online courses on environmental, health, and lab safety topics. Ms. Taylor received a BS in Civil Engineering and a MS in Environmental Engineering.


"I feel my time online was time well spent. I got my moneys worth out of this workshop." - James Theobald