Education ISO/IEC 17025:2017

ISO IEC 17025:2017 Advanced Training Course for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories

Many countries worldwide rely on a process called Laboratory Accreditation as a means of determining their technical competence. Laboratory Accreditation uses criteria and procedures specifically designed to determine technical competence. Specialized evaluators perform a thorough evaluation of all factors that may affect the results of tests or calibrations.

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Many countries worldwide rely on a process called Laboratory Accreditation as a means of determining their technical competence. Laboratory Accreditation uses criteria and procedures specifically designed to determine technical competence. Specialized evaluators perform a thorough evaluation of all factors that may affect the results of tests or calibrations.

 

Training Course 

ISO IEC 17025:2017 Advanced Training Course for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories

Program Duration: 3 Days

Language: English

The requirements are based on the internationally recognized standard (ISO / IEC 17025) for testing or calibration laboratories, which are used to evaluate laboratories worldwide. Laboratory Accreditation Bodies use this standard to evaluate factors related to a laboratory's ability to produce accurated test and calibration results, including the following:

  • Technical adequacy of personnel
  • Reliability and appropriateness of control methods
  • Traceability of measurements and calibrations to national standards 
  • Suitability, calibration and maintenance of test equipment
  • Test environment
  • Sampling, handling and transfer of data
  • Quality assurance of test results and calibrations

The Laboratory Accreditation according to ISO / IEC 17025: 2017 also covers the quality system elements related to the corresponding certification according to ISO 9001. To confirm the continuous compliance, the laboratories are regularly re-evaluated in order to check that they maintain the required adequacy. These laboratories participate in regular proficiency testing programs (interlaboratory programs), as part of their ongoing demonstration of competence.

Laboratory Accreditation therefore provides a means of assessing the ability of laboratories to perform specific types of tests, measurements and calibrations. It also allows the laboratory to determine if it is performing its tasks correctly and according to the appropriate standards. Manufacturing companies may also use laboratory accreditation to verify product inspections carried out in laboratories within their premises.

Laboratory accreditation provides formal and global recognition of laboratory results, thus providing customers with an easy way to find reliable testing and calibration services capable of meeting their needs.

ISO / IEC 17025 is a standard exclusively for the management and improvement of the quality of laboratories of any kind. By applying the standard, the competence of the laboratory is developed with respect to its human resources, equipment, methods and testing environment.

The training program is addressed to the administration and personnel of accredited and non-accredited laboratories and laboratories certified according to ISO 9001, who would like to learn more about the requirements of the Standard ISO / IEC 17025: 2017.

Target Audience

  • Managers / Laboratory Executives, Scientists, Engineers, Inspectors / Evaluators and Consultants
  • Personnel of accredited or under accreditation laboratories or laboratories intending to be accredited according to ISO / IEC 17025
  • Personnel responsible for the technical or quality management of the tests or calibrations performed

Training Course Contents

  • Introduction to Laboratory Accreditation
  • Management and leadership skills of the person responsible for the implementation of the Standard, in order to organize all the quality activities of the laboratory
  • Interpretation, explanation and application techniques of the Quality Management System according to the requirements of ISO / IEC 17025: 2017
  • Documentation and validation of laboratory test and measurement methods
  • Calculation of measurement uncertainty
  • Risk analysis methodology
  • Quality Control Charts (QC charts)
  • Conducting Internal Inspections
  • Requirements of Accreditation Bodies

Training Methodology

The teaching method include lectures, internships and group collaboration. Taking this into consideration, participants are invited to perform group and individual exercises and tasks, as well as role playing exercises, aimed at developing their skills (time management, team spirit, collaboration). At the end, an evaluation test and a satisfaction questionnaire are distributed to the participants in order to evaluate the results of their training and the achievement of its objectives.

 

Why choose BQC

For the implementation of the educational programs, renowned speakers are selected, with great knowledge and experience in the field of Management Systems and, consequently, of the standards. Recognizing the latest trends in the field of Training, BQC has created a wide network of experts and trainers worldwide, which offer an advanced level of knowledge and experience in the field of Education. The training programs offered by BQC are certified by the Accredited Personnel Certification body STAREGISTER, a member of IPC, thus enabling the issuance of accredited certificates according to the ISO / IEC 17024: 2012 standard to those who successfully participate in the programs and at the same time, international certification and recognizability. Upon successful completion of written and oral examinations, a STAREGISTER-certified certificate is issued and the possibility of registration in the STAREGISTER registers is provided. In case of failure in the exams, a certificate of attendance is issued. In any case, it is possible, free of charge, to repeat the exams in the next educational program.