Training Opportunities

AFQAM Annual Training Conference

AFQAM’s premier training event is our annual training conference.  This event is usually held in September or October of each year in various locations throughout North America.

  • 2018: Providence, RI @ the Hilton Providence
  • 2019: Lexington, KY @ the Hyatt Regency Lexington (rooms $159/night, some available at prevailing government rate)
  • 2020 and beyond: We are currently accepting proposals from membership to host our conference in your city!

External Training Events

Select the desired link to access more information. Decisions for inclusion on this page are made by the AFQAM Board of Directors.  AFQAM provides training opportunity information, but does not specifically endorse any of the training opportunities listed below.




The 21st Triennial Meeting of the International Association of Forensic Sciences (IAFS),
August 21st-25, 2017 will be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The theme of IAFS 2017 will be Inter-Professional Collaboration in Forensic Science.


Laboratory Accreditation Bureau (L-A-B), a division of A-S-B,
offers training course on various accreditation topics and preparation.


ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB)
offers many training courses on various accreditation topics and preparation.

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The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) is a nonprofit, non-governmental, public service, membership society. A2LA also offers programs for the accreditation of testing laboratories, calibration laboratories, inspection bodies, proficiency testing providers, medical testing laboratories, reference material producers and product certification bodies.

Exemplar Global

We are one of the largest personnel certification bodies in the world. We are also a subsidiary of the American Society for Quality and a corporate affiliate of ANAB and FQS.  Our certifications include the major ISO Auditor schemes such as quality management, environmental management, food safety, occupational health, and Laboratory Assessor.  Our Laboratory Assessor program is based on ISO/IEC 17025 and has three grades of certification: Associate Assessor, Assessor, and Lead Assessor.  We also certify ISO related training programs.