Learn how ISO/IEC 17025:2017, the international standard for the independent accreditation of laboratory competence, is applied within forensic laboratories by attending our Understanding ISO 17025 for Forensic Laboratories training course.

This 1-day highly interactive course includes discussion and workshops on topics such as ‘impartiality’, ‘measurement uncertainty’ and the ‘accreditation procedure’.

On completion of this course delegates will have a deeper understanding of the role of ISO 17025 and associated documents in managing testing within forensic laboratories.

This course is suitable for anyone who wants to understand the role of ISO 17025 within the context of the forensic laboratory. This includes:

  • laboratory quality/technical managers involved in forensic testing activities
  • laboratory technicians/supervisors involved in forensic testing activities
  • assessors of laboratory management systems, especially those working in a forensic laboratory-based environment
  • users of forensic testing services

Those who want to understand ISO 17025 but are not looking for specialist forensic laboratory knowledge may prefer to attend our more general Understanding ISO/IEC 17025:2017 training course.

Topics covered on this course include:

  • overview and requirements of ISO 17025 and key areas of FSR Codes of Practice and Conduct and ILAC G19 guidance
  • relationship with ISO 9001 and ISO 17020 for an end-to-end forensic process
  • relationship with other documents such as the FSR Codes of Practice and Conduct and ILAC G-19
  • availability of supporting information and guidance provided by the FSR and National Accreditation Body (UKAS) for Forensic testing laboratories

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

  • interpret the requirements of ISO 17025 and understand the key requirements of the relevant FSR and ILAC documents relevant to the testing performed within forensic laboratories
  • understand the relationships between supporting documentation and guidance provided by FSR/ILAC and UKAS for Forensic laboratories.

Delegates will also be awarded with a certificate of completion, in acknowledgement of their new knowledge of ISO 17025.

Understanding ISO 17025 Requirements for Forensic Laboratories Certificate