Fundamentals of SOP Writing
Using the ISO/IEC accreditation standards and information provided during the class, participants will review the basic concepts of procedure structure, content, and development; will practice developing Standard Operation Procedures, both technical and administrative; and will gain an understanding of the mechanisms needed to control, review, and update procedures on a continuing basis.
During the course, the following topics will be discussed and practiced:
- Overview of Procedures - purpose, uses, and nomenclature;
- Approaches to Procedure Structure;
- Knowing your Audience;
- Content Development; and
- Procedure Control, Revision, and Disposition.
A general knowledge of the accreditation standards, as well as basic knowledge of English grammar, sentence structure, and formatting.
This class is designed for individuals in the initial stages of developing procedures for their management system or working to update their system to meet ISO/IEC accreditation requirements.
Participants will be required to complete written activities and participate in class demonstrations and oral presentations
After successful completion of the course, the trainee will be able to:
- Identify Terms used in ISO Standard to Refer to a 'Document'
- Define Document Terms
- Differentiate Document Terms
- Identify Requirements for Documents
- Employ Document Writing Techniques
- Explain Document Control
- Identify Document Design Formats
0.8 CEUs Awarded*
Lecture, discussion, and group exercises.
*American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.