ISO 17025 certification and Laboratory accreditation process trainingUnderstanding ISO/IEC 17025: 2005 (Requirements for Laboratory Accreditation)

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This interactive and practical foundation course is designed to provide delegates with a good understanding of the laboratory accreditation process in the context of other standards (e.g. ISO 9001 and ISO/TS 16949).

ISO/IEC 17025:2005 'General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories' is the internationally recognised standard for the independent accreditation of 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.

ISO 17025 Course Objectives

Our course will acquaint delegates with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025, providing delegates with a thorough understanding of the laboratory accreditation process and an implementation strategy.

Key Skills / Learning Objectives

Through the combination of interactive tutorials and workshops, our course will enable the delegates to:

  • Interpret the basic requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO 9001 Quality Management System standards.
  • Structure the Quality System Documentation accordingly.
  • Initiate the process of implementing the requirements with a view to pursuing laboratory accreditation.

ISO 17025 Course Outline

  • Overview and requirements of ISO/IEC 17025
  • Inter-relationship with ISO/TS 16949 and ISO 9001 Quality Management standards
  • Accreditation vs. Registration- the differences and requirements of the Accreditation Body.
  • Structure of Quality System Documentation
  • Implementing ISO/IEC 17025
  • Sources of information and further development

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

Booking and ISO/IEC 17025 Course Fees

Fees include:

  • Delegate workbook, including reference information
  • Training provided by qualified and experienced tutors with extensive practical management auditing experience across a variety of manufacture and service industries
  • Lunch and refreshments during the day
  • Certificate verifying attendance and completion of course

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