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. See the published syllabus. 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 Learning
Background and Principles
Basic Technical Requirements
|Laboratory QMS Requirements
Laboratory Continual Improvement
Internal Audit and Management Review
60 MINUTE WEBINARS
Click on any of the numbered webinar links below to see the course description for that webinar. Following each webinar, IAS creates a video of the webinar and posts it to our online training site at https://international-accreditation-service.teachable.com/courses. THESE 12 WEBINARS ARE FREE
|Webinar 1 - Accreditation vs. Certification.||21 April 2021|
|Webinar 2 – The Route to Accreditation|| 21 May 2021
|Webinar 3 - Implementing Efficient Management Systems||22 June 2021|
|Webinar 4 – How to conduct an Effective Internal Audit||21 July 2021|
|Webinar 5 - Management Reviews Simplified||6 August 2021|
|Webinar 6 - Corrective Actions, learning from our mistakes||22 September 2021|
|Webinar 7 – Understanding Measurement Uncertainty||19 October 2021|
|Webinar 8 – Risks & Opportunities / Risk-based thinking||23 November 2021|
|Webinar 9 – What is a Decision Rule
|Webinar 10 – Establish the Competence of Lab Personnel
|Webinar 11 - How to identify valid certificates||TBA|
|Webinar 12 - The Wheel of Fortune of Non-Conformities||TBA|
DATE(S) AND LOCATION(S):
$1050 USD (Outside of US and Canada)
$850.00 USD (US and Canada only)
$500.USD (India only)
$450.00 USD (Full Course Webinar only)
$150.00 USD (90 minute Webinars only)
$1,300.00 USD (Outside of US and Canada)
$1050.00 USD (US and Canada only)
$650.USD (India only)
$500.00 USD (Full Course Webinar only)
$200.00 USD (90 minute Webinars 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 IAS at a later date. If IAS cancels this class for any reason, the full registration fee paid will be refunded.
ONLINE TRAINING OPTION
IAS also delivers this course in an online training, self-directed learning format. The same materials are used as the in-class course. This sample is part of the discussion on the new concept of the Decision Rule. See our Online Training Page.
Online Training ENROLLMENT IS EASY AND ONLINE
IAS also delivers this course in a live webinar format that allows for the delivery of the full course or specific topics in 90 minute segments. The same materials are used as the in-class course. See the IAS Training Schedule page for dates and times
Decision Rule in ISO/IEC 17025
All measurements made in accredited laboratories must include some consideration of the uncertainty of measurement. Today that approach has been expanded to include the uncertainty of measurement in any statement of compliance that a laboratory may make based on the measured results.
How does uncertainty affect the demonstrated compliance of a measurement?
Learn the most common approaches in making easy use of evaluated and estimated uncertainties in making conformant statements of compliance in test and calibration reports.
- How uncertainty affects a measurement to a specification.
- The conformance area
- Non-conformance areas
- The “doubt zone”
- Guard banding
- Qualitative results
- Changing the rules based on knowledge of the science
Webinar 2 - Is there a Need for Full Corrective (or Preventive) Action?
Not all risks, benefits and non-conforming conditions need full root cause analysis. Some of them will never impact the ability of the organization or the people in it to do their job, or their health, welfare and safety.
Those that do, must be handled formally. Those that do not can be treated differently, but consistent with good QMS practice.
Learn the difference. Gain objective tools to make the determination and defend that decision to any regulatory or accreditation body.
The conditions that must be considered
- Non conformances
- Potential non-conformances (also known as Risks)
- Opportunities for improvement (also known as Benefits)
Objective decision criteria
- Three questions
- Six steps
- The cycle of review