This one day Introduction to ISO 17020 training course will acquaint delegates with a working knowledge of ISO/IEC 17020:2012, increase their understanding of audit principles in relation to ISO/IEC 17020 and develop a good understanding of the inspection body accreditation process.

As interactive and practical course designed to introduce delegates to the requirements of ISO/IEC 17020:2012 and how it applies to organisations who perform inspection activities.

This course is delivered as the first day of our 2-day ISO/IEC 17020 Internal Auditor course.

  • Quality Management and the role of inspection bodies
  • Classification of inspection bodies (Type A, B and C)
  • Overview of ISO/IEC 17020 requirements and its relationship with other related standards (ISO 9001, ISO/IEC 17025)
  • Differences between the 2012 and 1998 versions of the standard
  • Principles of a quality management system audit against ISO/IEC 17020
  • Initial steps to implementing ISO/IEC 17020
  • Sources of information and further development

  • Quality Managers and Supervisors
  • Companies seeking ISO/IEC 17020 accreditation
  • Existing QMS internal auditors who are looking to expand their skills in the area of assessment of inspection bodies
  • Supplier Quality Auditors wishing to evaluate suppliers of inspection services

By the end of this Introduction to ISO 17020 training course, delegates will be able to:

  • Interpret the requirements of ISO/IEC 17020:2012 as it relates to management system standards.
  • Identify the differences between the 2012 and 1998 versions of the standard.
  • Initiate the process of implementing the requirements of ISO/IEC 17020 with a view to pursuing inspection body accreditation.

Held on a date which is convenient for your team, our Introduction to ISO 17020 for Inspection Bodies can take place at your offices, a venue of your choice or online. The one-day course includes interactive workshops covering topics such as ‘Quality Management Standards’, ‘Classification of Accredited Bodies’ and ‘Risks to Impartiality’, allowing your team to discuss how ISO/IEC 17020 can be implemented within your organisation.

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