ISO/IEC 17025:2017 for Testing and Calibration Labs

ISO/IEC 17025:2017 for Testing and Calibration Labs

Learn about the updated ISO/IEC 17025 Standard.

To learn about ISO/IEC 17025 from one of its original authors. To learn its Principles and what it requires of laboratory staff.


This Training Course applies to testing and calibration laboratories and regulatory agencies seeking to specify 17025 within their policies and regulations.


For all laboratory staff who
• Manage the laboratory
• Participate in the operation of the laboratory quality systems
• Conduct tests or calibrations
• Train laboratory staff


This 2-day Training Course examines structural components of the standard.  Quality system and technical requirements are grouped in a manner that makes them clear and understandable.

Technical considerations include traceability of measurement and estimations of uncertainty. Quality system discussions include easy-to-understand approaches (with sample forms provided) for continual improvement (risk based thinking) and handling of customer feedback.

The course contains extensive reference to common accreditation body interpretations and implementation guidance documents from ILAC, APAC, VIM, and CITAC.

Complete Overview Syllabus

Day 1 – (09:00-16:30)  Day 2 – (09:00-16:30)
Introduction and Approaches to LearningBackground and Principles

  • The scope of lab operations
  • Understanding competence
  • Principles behind ISO/IEC 17025

Basic Technical Requirements

  • Technical Component Overview
  • QA and QC
  • Acquiring and manipulating samples
  • Demonstrating competence in results
  • Decision Rule

Measurement Requirements

  • Traceability
  • Uncertainty
  • Calibration
Laboratory QMS Requirements

  • Management structure
  • Impartiality and Confidentiality
  • Control of Documents and Records
  • Selling Competence
  • Buying Competence and Conformance


Laboratory Continual Improvement

  • Risk Based Thinking and Approaches
  • The Seven sources of issues
  • Addressing deviations


Internal Audit and Management Review


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$900.00 USD (Outside of US and Canada)
$700.00 USD (US and Canada only)


$1,100.00 USD (Outside of US and Canada)
$900.00 USD (US and Canada only)

*  Early registration cut-off is normally 21 days prior to the scheduled training event.

5% additional discount for 2nd, 3rd, or more students from the same company attending the same training course. Space is Limited to 20 people for each training session.

Fees are non-refundable for cancellations; however, you may substitute another member of your staff, or attend another class offered by ASC at a later date.  If ASC cancels this class for any reason, the full registration fee paid will be refunded.