Understanding ISO/IEC 17025 – requirements for testing laboratories

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This course can be delivered as an online course or an onsite course at your own location. To discuss your requirements please contact us.

About the course

ISO/IEC 17025, ‘General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories’ is the current international standard for the accreditation of testing and calibration laboratories. The standard provides an internationally recognised basis for laboratories to ensure and demonstrate the quality of their results. It is essentially a list of competence criteria which the laboratory needs to meet by implementing an effective quality system. For laboratories to implement the standard effectively, staff should have an understanding of the need for accreditation and of the main requirements of the standard. This course covers the standard and its application in detail and includes changes introduced in the 3rd edition published in late 2017. The course will clarify concepts and terminology and demonstrate their application through practical workshops.

 What are the benefits?

This course will help you:

  • Understand the benefits of a formal quality management system
  • Gain a better understanding of the management requirements of the standard
  • Interpret and meet the technical requirements of the standard
  • Create and maintain effective quality management systems.

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