Chain-of-Custody Procedures for Samples and Data
This approximately 50-minute, self-instructional course introduces you to what chain of custody is, why it is relevant to environmental professionals, and how to correctly perform chain-of-custody procedures for samples and data. The model chain-of-custody procedure, presented in the final lesson, allows you to track the movement of samples and chain-of-custody forms from start to finish as they exchange hands.
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Air Pollution Training Institute (APTI)
The course goals are to provide students with the ability to:
Target Audience and Prerequisites
- perform the proper procedures for documenting the possession or custody of samples and data, and
- recognize the importance of establishing and maintaining correct chain-of-custody procedures when handling samples and data.
This course is designed for environmental professionals working at state, local, and tribal agencies who are involved in the collection, transfer, analysis, storage, and disposal of samples and data. This course has no prerequisites.