UpcomingHow to Choose a Contract Laboratory, In-Person Workshop; WW & DW CEU

  • January 18, 2023
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Event Phone: 360-490-2426

Registration Deadline: 5 pm January 4th, 2023

Register early to avoid workshop cancellation

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: 01/18/2023

Time:  8:00 am to 4:00 pm PT

Where: WA 

Instructor: Erika Schwender

Fee: $240

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

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

CEUs: Approved for CEUs and Training Credits. Meets criteria for professional growth requirements for water and 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 CEUs and/or Training credits in the following states:

Approved water & wastewater training in OR           

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

Details Price Qty
Registration for this 1-day IN-PERSON workshop $240.00 (USD)  


Venue Phone: 360-490-2426