This live, two-day virtual training course reviews the technical validation requirements and processes of the Performance Tested MethodsSM, Reviewed and RecognizedSM, and Official Methods of AnalysisSM programs. The course will include breakout sessions covering the technical requirements for microbiology methods and chemistry methods.

May 16 and 17, 2023 (must attend both days to receive certificate)

  • Day 1: May 16, 2023 | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (UTC/GMT -04:00)
  • Day 2: May 17, 2023 | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (UTC/GMT -04:00)

Fees: AOAC Member: USD $599 Non-member: USD $699

Course Contents

  1. Overview of AOAC INTERNATIONAL’s Conformity Assessment Programs: Performance Tested MethodsSM (PTM), Reviewed and RecognizedSM (R2), and Official Methods of AnalysisSM (OMA)
    • Program overviews
    • Customized process options
    • Consulting
    • Report format, method instructions, and review
    • PTM and R2 Certification
    • PTM and R2 Renewals
    • OMA First and Final Action
    • Modifications
  2. Technical requirements and statistics for inclusivity/exclusivity (microbiology), calibration/selectivity (chemistry), matrix studies, robustness, and product consistency and stability 
  3. Modules for:
    • Method developers
    • Independent and collaborative laboratories
    • Expert reviewers

Target Attendees

  • Method developers
  • Independent laboratories
  • Candidates for AOAC Expert Reviewers or Volunteer Experts

Learning Outcomes

Method developers: 

  • Better understanding of AOAC conformity assessment programs and processes
  • Improved study designs meeting AOAC and AOACRI requirements
  • More concise data collection, and therefore, faster PTM, R2, and OMA approvals

Independent laboratories:

  • Part of qualification as an AOACRI Independent Laboratory 
  • Improved chances for selection for AOACRI studies and OMA collaborative studies
  • Better understanding of technical requirements and processes for performing studies

Candidates for AOAC Expert Reviewers:

  • Better understanding of AOAC conformity assessment programs and processes
  • Better understanding of current practices, statistics, and acceptance criteria
  • Improved chances for selection as an Expert Reviewer