Understanding ISO 17034 for Reference Material Providers

This course provides the participant with a comprehensive look at the requirements of ISO 17034, as well as associated definitions from ISO Guide 30, requirements for statistical methods from ISO Guide 35, and requirements for accompanying descriptive information from ISO Guide 31. 

Price: $1,450.00


Expertise in a technical field of measurement where Reference Materials are used or needed.

Target Attendees

Target learners include Reference Material Producer Directors, Managers, Auditors, Engineers, Scientists, or Technicians.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Identify the Documents and Records required;
2. Discuss the difference between Reference Materials (RMs) and Certified Reference Material (CRMs);  
3. Define characterization, homogeneity, stability, and uncertainty;
4. Relate the need for characterization, homogeneity, stability and uncertainty for all types of Reference Materials;  
5. Design and plan production for an example reference material; and
6. Analyze files and records to determine compliance with the requirements for content of Reference Material documentation



CEUs Awarded

1.4 CEUs*, 16 Training Hours

Presentation Style

Lecture, discussion, and group exercises.

Hands-on exercises using Microsoft Excel provide a practical approach that enables the attendees to apply the methods in their particular testing application during and after the workshop.  Several Excel templates and tools are provided for the attendees to implement.

Please bring a laptop with Microsoft Excel or compatible spreadsheet program loaded in the computer for a truly interactive workshop.


Students are required to bring copies with them furnished by their company or purchase them directly from ISO or other approved document provider prior to the class.

Attendees are highly recommended to bring their own copy:

  • ISO 17034
  • ISO Guide 35:2016 Reference Materials - General and Statistical Principles for Certification
  • ISO Guide 31:2015 Reference Materials - Contents of Certificates and Labels
  • ISO Guide 30:2015 Reference Materials - Selected Terms and Definitions
  • APLAC TC 008:2010 APLAC Requirements for and Guidance on Reference Material Producer Assessment and the Resulting Scope of Accreditation


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



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September 23, 2024 – September 26, 2024
Instructor: Kelly Black
Virtual Course
Eastern Time
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM