Expired How to Choose a Contract Laboratory, In-Person Workshop, Puyallup WA; WW & DW CEU

  •  June 1, 2023
     8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Event Phone: 360-490-2426

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Extended Registration Deadline: 5pm May 31st, 2023

What to look for when selecting a contract laboratory


Whether you are operating a public drinking water system or a wastewater treatment facility, regulations require you to perform water quality monitoring. Some utilities utilize contract laboratories while others have internal laboratories that perform this work for them. In either case, you, the utility, is responsible for the data reported to the regulatory agencies – NOT the laboratory.

Our 6 hour IN-PERSON “How to choose a contract laboratory” workshop will discuss what you should look for when selecting your contract laboratory.

We will discuss:

  • Approved analytical methods for your permit requirement
  • Lab accreditation
    • analytical method
    • matrix
  • Quality Assurance & Quality Control protocols
  • SOPs
  • Analytical turnaround times
  • Communication & notifications
  • Lab business hours & how they can accommodate your emergency needs
  • Report
    • format
    • delivery time
  • Lab audit results
  • Laboratory visit / inspection
  • References
  • Pricing

In addition, we will discuss, how the lab can assist you in resolving regulatory compliance issues. 

You will also learn what type of information laboratory clients commonly ask for to be included in their reports or during an investigation.



Dates: 06/01/2023

Time:  8:30 am to 3:30 pm PT

Where: Puyallup Public Works Building, 1100 39th Ave SE, Puyallup, WA

Instructor: Erika Schwender

Fee: $240

Contact: erika@pro-train.org or (360) 490-2426

Registration: online: www.pro-train.org; phone: (360) 490-2426; email: erika@pro-train.org


Meets professional growth criteria for water & wastewater.

Professional Training Association is actively seeking approval from other states. This class meets professional growth criteria and continuing education requirements for water & wastewater. For those classes that are currently undergoing review by the individual states and have not received official approval yet, please contact us for more information.

Approved for 0.6 Wastewater CEUs and/or Training credits in the following states:



Approved for 0.6 Water CEUs and/or Training credits in the following states:



For more information on training approval in your state please call: (360)490-2426


Refreshments provided by Professional Training Association.

Meals (breakfast, lunch, & dinner) must be provided by workshop participants.




Venue Phone: 360-490-2426

1100 39th Ave SE, Puyallup, Washington, 98374, United States