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Accreditation Checklists for Dummies: Join ANAB’s June Webinar!


Registration Open for June 29 Session

The ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) will present a webinar to discuss best practices when completing checklistsuseful tools for audits and assessments. The session will focus on the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard, with related concepts and tips that can be applied to any type of requirements checklist.

The session will be held on June 29 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET.

Why Do We Need to Understand Checklists?

Checklists can be internally designed by organizations or provided by an accreditation body. They can work as a “one stop shop” for requirements, as well as objective evidence and comments on conformance to requirements. To that end, checklists can also sometimes work as “check the box” exercises, limiting audit trails or further discussions about related requirementswhich is why it is important to understand how to complete checklists effectively. Furthermore, thorough completion of a checklist can prepare an organization for an external assessment, highlight opportunities for improvement, and serve as part of the record of internal audits. 

Presenter Paul Matera, ANAB inspection body program lead, will join presenter and host David Feist, ANAB accreditation manager, and provide key takeaways, including:

  • an explanation of the various uses of checklists;
  • best practices for documenting objective evidence and comments on conformance; and
  • an overview of common pitfalls in using checklists.

The webinar is open to anyone with an interest in accreditation, and is intended to dispel the concerns that everyone (including experienced assessors, auditors, and quality managers) has when confronted with completing an accreditation checklist.

Register for Accreditation Checklists for Dummies (How to complete them effectively)!


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