Gain an understanding of ISO/IEC 17020, with specific reference to forensic applications and the accreditation process, on our Understanding ISO 17020 Training Course for Forensic Inspection Bodies.

This 1-day introductory course uses engaging modules together with interactive workshops and exercises to help delegates put knowledge gained into practice around ISO/IEC 17020 with specific reference to forensic applications – including guidance from the Forensic Science Regulator (FSR), International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), and the National Accreditation Body (UKAS) for crime scene investigation.

At the end of the course delegates will have an understanding of the requirements of ISO/IEC 17020 and relevant codes of practice, as well as the role of inspection bodies.

The course is suitable for:

  • forensic inspection bodies seeking ISO/IEC 17020 accreditation
  • those involved in implementing ISO/IEC 17020
  • existing QMS internal auditors who are looking to expand their skills to audit against ISO/IEC 17020

This course is an excellent introduction for those who wish to progress onto the 2-day ISO 17020 Internal Auditor Training Course for Forensic Inspection Bodies.

The course topics include:

  • ISO/IEC 17020:2012 clauses and requirements
  • quality assurance
  • role of inspection bodies
  • accreditation
  • Forensic Science Regulator Codes of Practice (FSR CoPC)
  • FSR/ILAC G19/RG 201
  • overview of quality management and laboratory standards including ISO 9000 and ISO 9001
  • classification of inspection bodies
  • documented systems
  • implementation

By the end of this course, delegates will be able to:

  • interpret the requirements of ISO/IEC 17020:2012
  • understand the Forensic Science Regulator codes of practice
  • identify the types of inspection bodies
  • understand the relationship between ISO 9001 and ISO/IEC 17025

A certificate of completion will be awarded to delegates who have attended and fully participated in this Introduction to ISO/IEC 17020 Inspection Bodies training course.

Introduction to ISO IEC 17020 Inspection Bodies Certificate

Held on a date which is convenient for your team, this course can take place at your offices, a venue of your choice, or online. If you have several members of staff to train you may find this the most cost effective and convenient option.

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