ISO/IEC 17025:2017 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories is the internationally recognised standard relating to the competence of testing and calibration laboratories. It specifies criteria for the development and assessment of management systems and laboratory technical controls that provide confidence in the results obtained. The standard can be applied to a wide range of laboratory activities including analytical, clinical, forensic, destructive/non-destructive testing and instrument/equipment calibration.

This two day ISO 17025 Internal Auditor training course will equip delegates with effective auditing techniques and increase their understanding of audit principles in relation to ISO 17025, in order to improve evaluation and communication, develop more professional reporting and implement corrective action programmes.  It is assumed that delegates attending this course will have a reasonable understanding of the requirements of the standard. Our Understanding ISO 17025 training course is recommended if you need to increase your knowledge on the ISO 17025 standard.

  • Introduction and overview of ISO 17025 requirements
  • Coordination of a quality management system audit against ISO 17025
  • How to construct an audit programme
  • Audit planning, horizontal, vertical audits and checklists
  • The concept of ‘risk-based’ audit
  • Effective auditing techniques
  • Witnessing tests and calibrations
  • Evaluating the significance of audit findings
  • Methods for improving communication skills during the audit
  • Nonconformity writing and audit reports
  • Developing and implementing corrective action
  • Sources of information and further development

  • Individuals wishing to perform internal laboratory audits
  • Laboratory Managers and Supervisors
  • Companies seeking ISO 17025 accreditation
  • Registrar/Accreditation body Auditors
  • Existing internal auditors who are looking to expand their skills in the area of laboratory practices
  • Supplier Quality Auditors wishing to evaluate laboratory service suppliers, including calibration suppliers

This ISO 17025 Internal Auditor training course is designed to build upon delegates’ prior knowledge of ISO 17025 and teach them the skills to undertake internal audits based on ISO 17025.

For those with little or no prior knowledge of ISO 17025 we recommend attending our Introduction to ISO 17025 training course (delivered the day before the Internal Auditor course) to gain an understanding of the requirements (clauses) of ISO 17025.  We offer a discount of £100 when booking these courses together.

Learn more about prior knowledge requirements and test your understanding with our ISO 17025 Quiz.

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

  • Consolidate their knowledge of the requirements of ISO 17025
  • Interpret the requirements of the standard in practical audit situations
  • Apply auditing principles to objectively assess the compliance of a laboratory and identify areas to improve competency.
  • Plan, conduct, report and follow up an internal audit
  • Develop continuous improvement that provides on-going future benefits to your company’s growth and success.

Participants should have a reasonable working knowledge of ISO 17025 or equivalent.

The ISO 17025 Internal Auditor Training Course can occur at your premises, venue of your choice or online and will led by an ISO 17025 expert tutor. The course includes interactive workshops covering topics such as ‘Corrective Actions’ and ‘Audit Interview’ to allow your team to discuss how they will implement these ideas when undertaking internal audits within your organisation.

We also offer an ISO 17025 Forensics Internal Auditor training course which can be tailored to suit a range of Forensic Science disciplines, including Digital Forensics, please contact our team for more details.

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