Understanding ISO/IEC 17065:2012 for Product Certifiers

This course provides the participant with a comprehensive look at the requirements of ISO/IEC 17065, regardless of the certification scheme being operated. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions about the guidance offered by ISO/IEC 17065 to assist in the creation and maintenance of a certification scheme.

A legal, authorized copy of the ISO/IEC 17065:2012 standard will be provided to each participant.

Price: $1,350.00


There is no prerequisite for this course. However, some familiarity with ISO/IEC 17025, 17020, and/or 17021-1 may be helpful.

Target Attendees

Target learners include Certification Body Directors, Managers, Auditors, or Staff.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Identify the Documents and Records required;
2. Recognize and summarize the differences between the ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) and IAF Multilateral Recognition Arrangement (MLA), and how these international agreements affect accredited product certifiers;
3. Discuss how certification schemes provide different frameworks for product certifier operations;
4. Model the steps in the certification process; and
5. Analyze a product certification scheme and determine the specific requirements placed on a product certification body.


CEUs Awarded

1.4 CEUs, 16 Training Hours

Presentation Style

Lecture, discussion, and group exercises.


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.

Participants should bring their own copy of the ISO/IEC 17067:2013 standard and ISO/IEC 17065:2012 standard.


* 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 1, 2024 – October 4, 2024
Instructor: Jonathan Fuhrman
Eastern Time
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM