ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Bridging the Gap from 2005 (MS 110)

This course is a one-day overview of the changes made to ISO/IEC 17025 in its latest revision.  In this course, the participant will become aware of the significant and subtle changes to existing ISO/IEC 17025 laboratory systems, as well as the necessary steps to ensure conformity to the new Standard.

Course Content

  • Course Introduction.
  • New and revised Quality Management Requirements.
  • New and revised Technical Requirements.
  • Identifying adjustments to your existing ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Quality Documentation.


Attendees should have at least three to four years experience with ISO/IEC 17025:2005 before attending this course.

Target Attendees

This course is intended for laboratory management and quality personnel whose organizations currently hold an accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025:2005.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of the course, the participant will be able to: 

1. Describe the process-based approach of the Standard;
2. Explain new concepts in 17025:2017 such as:
a. Continual Improvement (using PDCA and KPIs);
b. Verification and Validation;
c. Decision Rules;
d. Principles of Impartiality; and
e. Risk Based Thinking
3. Analyze scenarios to identify non-conformities, risks, and opportunities related to the new requirements in the standard;
4. List the areas where Documents and Records are required under the new Standard.

CEUs Awarded

0.7 CEUs Awarded*


Presentation Style

The course materials will be presented in an interactive lecture style (70%), and application exercises (30%).


Equipment/materials: Attendees are provided a watermarked copy of 17025:2017 for training use only - not considered legal copy for ownership purposes.


*American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.



October 24, 2019
5202 Presidents Ct.
Frederick, MD 21703
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

November 20, 2019
MicroTek - Phoenix
2200 North Central Ave, Suite 400,
Phoenix, AZ 85004
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Additional Location Info:

Hotel information:

December 11, 2019
5202 Presidents Ct.
Frederick, MD 21703
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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