AOAC regularly offers professional development training courses and webinars online, at the Annual Meeting, and at the Midyear Meeting. AOAC is developing new courses on an ongoing basis, so please check back here often.

Cannabis, Dietary Supplements, Food General, Microbiology, Annual Meeting

Micro and Molecular Biology for Emerging Scientists

08/24/2024 - 08/25/2024

Member price $299/Non-member price $399Saturday, August 24, 2024, from 1:00 PM-4:00 PM (Part I)Sunday, August 25, 2024, from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM noon (Part II) Scope: Don’t miss this opportunity to […]

Cannabis, Food General, Methods & Standards, Midyear Meeting, Dietary Supplements

2024 AOAC Accreditation Guidelines for Laboratories (ALACC) Training Courses

03/04/2024 - 03/05/2024

2024 AOAC Accreditation Guidelines for Laboratories (ALACC) – Cannabis Analysis Annex Tuesday, March 5, 2024 – 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM EST Trainings are to be held in person at […]

Cannabis, Microbiology, Methods & Standards

Webcast: Guidelines for Validation of Microbiological Methods for Cannabis


Originally held December 6, 2022 The AOAC Cannabis Analytical Science Program (CASP) Microbial Contaminants Working Group serves to develop standards for methodology and testing in the cannabis space. The working […]


Vape Testing 2021: Overview of Today’s Vape Science and Testing Methodologies for Cannabis & Hemp Labs

With the rising popularity of cannabis and CBD vape products globally and increasing attention to health concerns (such as the 2019 EVALI vape crisis in the US), there is a […]


USDA Update on the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program

On March 8, 2021, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it had completed its review of the Final Rule establishing the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program. As part of […]


Outcomes and Findings from the AOAC Emergency Response Validation for Total Yeast and Mold in Cannabis Products

In late 2020, the AOAC Research Institute launched an Emergency Response Validation study to evaluate proprietary methods for the enumeration of total yeast and molds in cannabis flower. Results from […]

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    Contaminants, Methods & Standards, Agricultural Materials

    Color Additives from Natural Sources Call for Methods: DEADLINE EXTENDED

    May 15, 2024

    The method submission for consideration and possible evaluation through the AOAC Official MethodsSM program for selected residual solvents from crop-based sources and selected pesticides in natural color additives manufactured from […]

    Contaminants, Food General, Methods & Standards, Current

    Call for Methods: Trace Elemental Contaminants in Foods and Beverages

    May 15, 2024

    AOAC INTERNATIONAL (AOAC) invites method developers to submit methods for First Action consideration and possible evaluation through the AOAC Official MethodsSM program. Prospective methods must utilize inductively coupled plasma-based mass […]

    Contaminants, Food General, New Initiatives, Methods & Standards

    Heavy Metals New Initiative: Trace Elements

    May 15, 2024

    AOAC is seeking volunteer subject matter experts to serve on a working group to develop a voluntary consensus standard for trace essential and non-essential elements in foods. This is an […]

    General, Membership

    Manager of Early-Career Employees Survey

    May 14, 2024

    AOAC is interested in hearing feedback from managers of early-career employees. If you manage anyone early in their career, AOAC would like to hear from you on how we can […]