Laboratory: ISO 17025

This seminar covers the requirements of ISO 17025:2017 the standard for Laboratory management systems Topics include the audit program and its systems, the auditing process and audit instruments; the documentation process, conducting an audit, writing the audit report, and taking corrective action. Auditing case studies to develop skills for identifying nonconformities will be used. Techniques for leading audit teams will also be discussed.

Attendees who successfully pass the final exam and continual assessments will receive an IRCA certificate of successful completion.

Target audience:

This seminar is designed for Management Representatives, ISO 17025 Implementation Teams, Internal Auditors and others who would like to develop judgment and decision-making in ISO 17025 and learn the auditing process for first, second, and third party auditors.

Seminar structure

Module 1:

  • Application of quality management principles in the context of ISO 17025
  • Relation of the quality management system to the lab services, and operational processes including the context of the lab, risk assessment and risk-based thinking specific to lab

Module 2:

  • Application of the principles, procedures and techniques of auditing
  • Conduct of an effective audit in the context of the auditee’s organizational situation
  • Application of the regulations, and other considerations that are relevant to the management system, and the conduct of the audit
  • Personal attributes necessary for the effective and efficient conduct of a management system audit
  • Activities of an audit team: establish, plan and task
  • Effective communication with the auditee and audit client
  • Organization and direction of audit team members
  • Conflict prevention and solution with the auditee or within the audit team

Module 3:

  • Preparation and completion of the audit report
  • Review of audit process and audit management strategies
  • Practical application of audit principles

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