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.

Presentation Style

  • This instructor-led course is offered both in-person and online. On the right side of the page, you will see the dates and times available for this course, each with an individual registration link. Learners will participate in live presentation, discussion, and hands-on activities.
  • For virtual sessions, a webcam and headset with microphone are required. Details about how to log into your virtual platform will be provided after your registration is complete.
  • This course is presented using lecture, discussion, examples, and interactive exercises.
  • A pre-test is required prior to class attendance and a post-test is the final course activity after live instruction has concluded.

Price: $1,060*

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


Fundamental quality concepts are strongly recommended. See also MS 050 – Quality Fundamentals.

Target Attendees

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

Learning Objectives

Using the resources provided, you will, by the end of this course and to at least 70% accuracy, perform the following:


  • The requirements of17025.
  • Clauses related to documents and records.


  • 17025 for reporting results.
  • An affinity diagram for risk analysis.
  • Learner materials for a course pre- and post-test.


  • Competence requirements for a lab technician.
  • Decision Rules.

CEUs Awarded

1.4 CEUs Awarded*

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


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


The live, virtual session requires a computer with internet access, a video camera, and headset with microphone. 



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May 3, 2021 – May 6, 2021
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1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

September 13, 2021 – September 16, 2021
Eastern Time
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM