Ex 102 - ISO/IEC 17025:2005 - INTERNAL AUDITING


This TWO-DAY course is designed to increase participants understanding of auditing techniques against the ISO/IEC 17025 requirements. Using interactive laboratory based workshops, simulated audits, tutorials and case studies, participants will develop practical audit skills, improve evaluation and communication and effective reporting skills and learn how to implement corrective action programmes.

Key Session Topics

  • Overview of ISO/IEC 17025 requirements from the viewpoint of the auditor
  • Coordination of a quality management system audit against ISO/IEC 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
  • How to report the findings and conclusions
  • Developing and implementing corrective action


  • Increased understanding of audit principles and ability to objectively assess the compliance of a laboratory and identify areas to improve competency.
  • Develop more effective auditing techniques, improve evaluation and communication skills, develop more professional reporting and increase your ability to implement corrective action programmes.
  • Develop continuous improvement that provides on-going future benefits to your company’s growth and success.

Who Should Attend

  • Individuals wishing to perform internal laboratory audits
  • Laboratory Managers and Supervisors
  • Companies seeking ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation
  • Registrar/Accreditation body Auditors
  • Existing (ISO/QS 9000) 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

It is assumed that participants have a reasonable working knowledge of ISO/IEC 17025 or equivalent.  Our EX101 course provides training in the requirements of the standard itself.

Course Techniques

Theory is combined with case studies and practical interactive workshops on auditing systems and techniques in a laboratory environment, thus providing attendees with the opportunity to practise their skills during simulated audits. This practical emphasis, along with high tutor to delegate contact hours, allow a substantial degree of individual guidance and tuition. Reference information is available to keep.


In-house audits can be supervised to provide practical on-site training for the auditors and an audit report for the company.

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