Ex 101 - UNDERSTANDING ISO/IEC 17025:2005 (formerly ISO/IEC Guide 25)


Quality systems standards such as ISO 9001 require the use of calibration and test facilities that demonstrate their ability to meet quality requirements. In addition, QS-9000 and ISO/TS16949 specify the use of ISO/IEC 17025 accredited facilities.

The purpose of this ONE-DAY course is to provide attendees with an understanding of the laboratory accreditation process in the context of other standards (eg. QS-9000, ISO/TS 16949 and ISO 9001 Quality Management System Standards).  The course will provided detailed guidance on the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025, the structuring of Quality System Documentation, implementation steps and Laboratory Accreditation requirements.

Key Session Topics

  • Introduction and history of ISO/IEC 17025
  • Inter-relationship with QS-9000, ISO/TS16949 and ISO 9001 Quality Management Standards
  • Accreditation vs. Registration
  • The requirements of ISO/IEC 17025
  • Structure of Quality System Documentation
  • ISO/IEC 17025 Implementation steps
  • Accreditation Body requirements


  • Enable individuals to contribute to the implementation of a laboratory management system in compliance with ISO/IEC 17025
  • Create an indepth understanding of the requirements to audit and assess laboratory management systems against the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025.

Who Should Attend

  • Laboratory Quality/Technical Managers
  • Laboratory Technicians/Supervisors
  • Assessors of Laboratory Management Systems
  • Personnel responsible for procurement and evaluation of Laboratory Services
  • Users of calibration and test services

Course Techniques

Using a combination of tutorials, interactive workshops and case studies you will gain a thorough understanding of ISO/IEC 17025 and an implementation strategy. Reference information is available to keep.


Consultancy assistance with quality system implementation programmes can be provided.

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