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ISO 17025 Compliance

Course ID ISO1702507WPT
Format Web-based

Understand the terminology, concepts, and procedures relating to ISO compliance and uncertainty management. This self-paced online course is ideal for Calibration Coordinators, Calibration Technicians and Engineers, and Quality Coordinators and seeking to understand of the ISO 17025.

This self-paced, web-based course will instruct and evaluate you on basic concepts of Uncertainty Management. You will understand and describe the terminology, concepts, and procedures relating to ISO compliance and uncertainty management including tolerances, specifications, accuracy, uncertainty ratios, guardbanding, and changes to and adjustment of inspection decision rules.
Upon successful completion, a certificate that includes test results, topics covered, and a place for a supervisor's signature can be printed. This provides required documentation while satisfying and maintaining training requirements for ISO 17025 and 16949, FDA, FAA, and other industry quality standards.

Course Data

  • CEU Hours: 0.6
  • Length: 6 Hours
  • ASQ RU: 0.6
  • Provider: WorkPlace Training
Course Overview

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand and apply key concepts relating to specifications, tolerances and measurement uncertainty quality
  • Read and interpret published specifications
  • Calculate accuracy ratios and guardbands for various purposes



Who Should Attend:

Calibration Coordinators, Calibration Technicians and Engineers, Quality Coordinators and those seeking understanding of the ISO 17025 standard and compliance to it.

  1. Introduction
    1. Communicating about measurements and measurement equipment
  2. What is a Specification?
    1. Why do we need specifications?
    2. The use of specifications in measurement and metrology
    3. The form(s) taken by specification
    4. Some examples of specifications of measuring equipment
    5. How to read and interpret specifications
    6. The importance of specifications in calibration
    7. What it means to be in or out of spec.
    8. Practice reading, interpreting, calculating
  3. What is a Tolerance?
    1. How are tolerances stated?
    2. What is the difference between a tolerance and a specification?
    3. Some examples of tolerances of measuring equipment
    4. How to read and interpret tolerances
    5. The importance of tolerances in calibration
    6. What it means to be in or out of tolerance
    7. Practice reading, interpreting, calculating
  4. Measurement Uncertainty (this is not a full treatment, just an intro in context)
    1. Definitions (in context) of measures of measurement reliability and quality
    2. Accuracy
    3. Precision
    4. Resolution
    5. Repeatability and Reproducibility
    6. Traceability
    7. How do these definitions fit with specifications and tolerances?
    8. Special cases: floor specs, percent of full scale versus percent of reading, ppm, values near zero
    9. Calculation of measurement uncertainty – budgets
    10. Converting specifications and tolerances to uncertainty
    11. Practice calculating
  5. Accreditation (rules relating to specifications and tolerances)
  6. Ratios
    1. The 10:1 principle; 4:1, 3:1
    2. What did they mean in the past: Definitions in MIL-STD-45662
    3. What do they mean now? Definitions in ANSI/NCSL Z-540-1, ISO 10012-1 and ISO/IEC 17025. Are they useful? If so, why?
    4. Accuracy ratios, tolerance ratios, uncertainty ratios
    5. Ratios and traceability
    6. Practice calculations
  7. Specifications, Tolerances, and Uncertainty
    1. Inspection and test
    2. Errors of Type I
    3. Errors of Type II
    4. Decision rules
    5. Definitions
    6. Applying them
    7. Responsibility (whose)
    8. Measurement uncertainty and decision rules
  8. Changes to and Adjustment of Decision Rules
    1. Guardbanding
    2. Determining conformance to identified metrological specifications and taking measurement uncertainty into account
    3. Practice calculation


This is a Web-based, self-paced course.


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  • Computer – PC or Macintosh
  • High-speed internet connection
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Format: Web-based

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