ISO 20387 Training Courses

A2LA WPT can help prepare your facility for accreditation to ISO 20387 and support quality in your biobanking functions.
Many A2LA WPT courses are now available remotely through our live Virtual Classroom.


In addition to our broadly applicable ISO auditor training courses, A2LA WPT has developed a unique ISO 20387 training course for biobanks and facilities that perform biobanking activities. This class is the first of its kind designed around this ISO standard, and has been designed by industry experts to give you valuable insight on the standard and its practical application in different types of biobanking facility.

What You’ll Learn

MS 180 “Understanding ISO 20387:2018 General Requirements for Biobanking” covers the standard clause by clause. Like our other ISO standards courses, it covers the requirements and their related concepts in depth, but participants will also gain an understanding of how ISO 20387 differs from the existing ISO standards for similar functions, such as ISO 15189, and why these differences are crucial to biobanking. Our more generalized ISO auditing courses are an excellent complement to the information in MS 180. The subjects covered in these courses give participants a more complete understanding of the terms, definitions, and concepts associated with quality systems, and demonstrate valuable information on managing risks and taking corrective actions.

Course Selection

Find the right ISO training course for you or your organization. If you have any questions about our courses, let us know, or request a custom on-site course just for you with our contract training.

During this course, the participant will gain an understanding of ISO 20387 through discussion, evaluation and practical application of the requirements for competent biobank operation and provision of quality biological material/associated data for research and development purposes.
Gain an understanding of risk-based thinking from an international standards perspective. The participant will learn risk concepts from ISO 31000 and ISO 9000 and become familiar with industry tools used to assess and manage risk in the ISO conformity assessment arena.
Gain the tools to react more successfully to non-conforming events in your organization. Participants will identify and analyze non-conforming scenarios using a variety of techniques and will practice using various cause analysis and corrective action selection processes to support process improvement.