Understanding ISO/IEC 17025:2017 for Testing & Calibration Laboratories

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.

Price: $1,060*

*Discounts available for A2LA Members. Contact us for special pricing.



Attendees must bring a laptop and headset to the classroom.

Target Attendees

Testing/Calibration Laboratory Directors, Managers, Auditors, Engineers, Scientists, or Technicians

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 ISO/IEC 17025 such as:

  •  Continuous 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*, 16 Training Hours



A training copy of the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard will be provided to each participant.

* 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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October 12, 2021 – October 13, 2021
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December 6, 2021 – December 9, 2021
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