Gain an understanding of the requirements and implementation of ISO 17025, and how the laboratory accreditation process relates to other management system standards, on this 1-day introductory course.

The Understanding ISO 17025 training course is an interactive and practical foundation course designed to acquaint delegates with ISO 17025 requirements for assessing the competence of testing and calibration in laboratories to ensure confidence in results.

The standard can be applied to a wide range of laboratory activities including analytical, clinical, forensic, destructive/non-destructive testing and instrument/equipment calibration.

Delegates will receive a certificate at the end of the course.

The course is ideal for anyone who would benefit from understanding the requirements and practical application of ISO 17025. They may be:

  • working in laboratories which already comply with ISO 17025
  • considering implementing the standard within a laboratory
  • responsible for assessing and/or maintaining laboratory management systems
  • auditors of other management systems who now wish to understand ISO 17025
  • laboratory quality managers, technical managers, technicians and supervisors
  • those responsible for procurement and evaluation of laboratory services
  • users of calibration and test services

This course is an ideal starting place for those who are looking for prior knowledge before attending our ISO 17025 Internal Auditor or ISO 17025 Lead Auditor courses.

The topics covered by this course include:

  • aspects of a good laboratory
  • management system requirements
  • ISO 17025 general and structural requirements
  • impartiality
  • ISO 17025 resource requirements
  • ISO 17025 process requirements
  • measurement uncertainty
  • reports
  • documentation
  • quality and laboratory accreditation

By the end of this Understanding ISO 17025 training course, delegates will be able to:

  • understand the requirements, benefits and use of ISO 17025
  • explain the roles and tasks involved in accreditation
  • discuss the difference between accreditation and certification
  • identify the documentation required for laboratory accreditation
  • contribute to laboratory improvement

A certificate of completion will be received by delegates who attend and participate in the course in full, to signify their new knowledge of ISO 17025.

Understanding ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Certificate

This Understanding ISO 17025 (Requirements for Laboratory Accreditation) training course can take place on your preferred date, at a venue of your choice or online. The course includes 10 modules and interactive workshops, allowing your team to discuss how ISO 17025 can be implemented within your organisation.

For those in forensic disciplines we also offer an Understanding ISO 17025 – Forensic Applications training course which can be tailored to suit a range of forensic science disciplines. Please contact our team for more information.

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