Understanding ISO/IEC 17025:2017 for Testing & Calibration Laboratories (MS 111)

This course is a comprehensive review of the philosophies and requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2017.  The participant will gain an understanding of conformity assessment using the risks and opportunities-based approach.

Course Content

  1. Course Introduction
  2. Registration vs. Accreditation vs. Certification
  3. Mutual Recognition Arrangements
  4. Requirements from the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Standard:
    1. New Definitions and Concepts
    2. Impartiality and Confidentiality
    3. Organizational and Management Structure
    4. Personnel and Measurement Resources (competence, facilities, and equipment)
    5. Laboratory Processes using the PDCA model (customer work requests through to final report/certificate delivery)
    6. Management System (document and record control, internal audits and management reviews, and handling and prevention of non-conforming work events)
  5. Advertising accreditation status and Reporting accredited results
  6. Traceability requirements for measurement equipment
  7. Participation in proficiency testing

Prerequisites

None Required. Familiarity with ISO/IEC 17025:2005 might prove beneficial, but this course is designed to teach participants with no previous conformity assessment experience.

Target Attendees

Laboratory personnel responsible for the daily implementation of an ISO/IEC 17025 conformant management system.

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:

  •  Continual Improvement (using PDCA and KPIs);
  •  Verification and Validation;
  •  Decision Rules;
  • Principles of Impartiality; and
  •  Risk Based Thinking

3. Analyze scenarios to identify non-conformities, risks, and opportunities related to the new requirements in the standard;
4. Analyze sample calibration records to demonstrate metrological traceability; and
5. List the areas where Documents and Records are required under the new Standard.   

CEUs Awarded

1.4 CEUs Awarded*

 

Presentation Style

The course materials are presented using a combination of interactive discussions and lectures supplemented with individual and group exercises and role-playing scenarios. A Student Journal is provided to complete exercises, take notes, and document ideas the student can implement in its laboratory.

Reference

ISO/IEC 17025:2017 General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories.

 

*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.

Contact

Training

February 5, 2020 – February 6, 2020
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Atlanta, GA
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

February 5, 2020 – February 6, 2020
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February 17, 2020 – February 18, 2020
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8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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March 2, 2020 – March 3, 2020
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March 9, 2020 – March 10, 2020
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March 23, 2020 – March 24, 2020
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March 31, 2020 – April 1, 2020
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April 14, 2020 – April 15, 2020
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May 11, 2020 – May 12, 2020
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May 18, 2020 – May 19, 2020
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June 22, 2020 – June 23, 2020
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July 13, 2020 – July 14, 2020
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September 14, 2020 – September 15, 2020
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October 5, 2020 – October 6, 2020
Savannah, GA
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Dallas, TX
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November 2, 2020 – November 3, 2020
Houston, TX
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November 9, 2020 – November 10, 2020
Livonia, MI
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

December 8, 2020 – December 9, 2020
Dallas, TX
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December 8, 2020 – December 9, 2020
A2LA WorkPlace Training
5202 Presidents Ct.
Frederick, MD 21703
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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