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Introduction to ISO/IEC 17025:2017

Course ID INTRO170252017
Format Classroom

This course helps you understand and apply the requirements of the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard. You’ll examine the origins of the standard, and learn practical concepts like document control, internal auditing, proficiency testing, traceability, measurement uncertainty, and method witnessing.

This course will provide students with a general overview of ISO/IEC 17025:2017. Most of the elements of the standard will be reviewed, as well as the standard’s applicability, origin, purpose, and marketplace. Important concepts such as document control, internal auditing, proficiency testing, traceability, measurement uncertainty, and method witnessing will be reviewed. There will also be a discussion on the international oversight of the standard and recognition.

Course Data

  • CEU Hours: 1.1
  • Length: 12 Hours
  • ASQ RU: 1.1
  • Audience: New to Quality, Practitioner
  • Provider: ASQ - ILT
Course Overview

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the origin of the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard
  • Learn the benefits of accreditation and the role of accreditation bodies
  • Gain an understanding of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 requirements

Who Should Attend:

Attendees would include staff involved with the standard and staff members who are potentially seeking accreditation. This could include top-level management that will need a fundamental understanding, as well as junior staff simply needing an overview of the standard. Individuals new to a company can also gain perspective in this course. For more in-depth training, the course Internal Auditing to ISO/IEC 17025 and Lead Assessor is recommended.
  1. ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - What the Standard Requires

    1. Quality system
    2. Subcontractor quality
    3. Equipment control
    4. Maintenance
    5. Training
    6. Calibration
    7. Traceability
    8. Test procedures
    9. Sample preparation
    10. Nonstandard samples
    11. Environmental conditions
    12. Reports
    13. Document control, maintenance, storage, and disposal
    14. The auditing and accrediting process
    15. Internal audit
  2. Preparation of Documentation:
    1. Documentation requirements
    2. Effective documentation control
  3. 360 Overview of ISO/IEC 17025
    1. The origin of ISO/IEC 17025
    2. ISO/IEC 17025 in the marketplace and in government
    3. ILAC – Who audits the auditors and the international perspective?
    4. Roles of accrediting bodies
    5. Who needs accreditation and why
    6. Certification vs. accreditation
    7. How ISO/IEC 17025 relates to other standards


This is an instructor-led course that is 1.5 days in length.

Materials Provided

Student handouts and materials will be provided on a USB drive.

Course Options

This course is delivered in a face-to-face format.

Cancellation Policy
Requests for course cancellations or transfers received 30 or more calendar days prior course start date will receive a full refund/transfer.

Requests for course cancellations or transfers received less than 30 calendar days prior to course start date can transfer fees paid to another course offering or transfer the registration to another attendee.

ANAB is not liable for failure to perform its obligations under this contract as a result of strikes, riots, curtailment of transportation, acts of God, or any other cause beyond its control. If the session is cancelled, the registration fee will be refunded or the fee can be transferred to an alternate session.

If you have a question regarding the ANAB cancellation policy, please contact Natalia Larrimer

Tel: 414-501-5445 nlarrimer@anab.org


Enrollment Details

Format: Classroom
Format: Classroom

An instructor-led traditional classroom experience. Classroom-based instruction involves the highest level of instructor/student interaction. We offer classroom style training in two formats. See public and on-site.

August 27, 2020 - August 28, 2020 Saint Louis ILT0496 MO US TBD English Early Bird Ends July 19, 2020 List: $750     Member: $650 Regular List: $869     Member: $749



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  2. Convenient scheduling: Train groups of five or more
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