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ISO 17025 Lead and Internal Auditor Trainings

What is ISO/IEC 17025:2005?
ISO/IEC 17025:2005 specifies the general requirements for the competence to carry out tests and/or calibrations, including sampling. It covers testing and calibration performed using standard methods, non-standard methods, and laboratory-developed methods.

Who does ISO/IEC 17025:2005 apply to?
ISO/IEC 17025:2005 is applicable to all laboratories regardless of the number of personnel or the extent of the scope of testing and/or calibration activities. When a laboratory does not undertake one or more of the activities covered by ISO/IEC 17025:2005, such as sampling and the design/development of new methods, the requirements of those clauses do not apply.

Why is ISO/IEC 17025:2005 useful?
ISO/IEC 17025:2005 is for use by laboratories in developing their management system for quality, administrative and technical operations. Laboratory customers, regulatory authorities and accreditation bodies may also use it in confirming or recognizing the competence of laboratories. ISO/IEC 17025:2005 is not intended to be used as the basis for certification of laboratories.

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ISO 17025 36 (hr) Lead Auditor/Assessor

 

Days: 5  • Price: $1995

 

Detailed Course Description

Develop your expertise and value as an ISO 17025 specialist. Review, write, and understand ISO 17025 nonconformances. Hone your skills; understand the rigors of the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard. Consultants will benefit from this course to help transition clients from other ISO standards to the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025.This course can also be invaluable as a refresher for long-time assessors of the ISO/IEC 17025 standard.

Learning Objectives

 

  • Understand all of the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 elements.
  • Cover the full range of assessment techniques and good practices.
  • Benefit from practical assessment exercises.
  • Gain an understanding and assessing uncertainty, traceability, and PT/ILC.
  • Get practical experience of planning, running, and reporting on assessments.

 

Who Should Attend

 

This course is for laboratory managers, laboratory technicians and laboratory technical staff, prospective assessors and consultants, and auditors of all types who want or need to learn better audit practices and want an appreciation for the technical demands of ISO/IEC 17025.

 

This course will help you:

 

  • Understand all of the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 elements.
  • Cover the full range of assessment techniques and good practices.
  • Benefit from practical assessment exercises.
  • Gain an understanding and assessing uncertainty, traceability, and PT/ILC.
  • Get practical experience of planning, running, and reporting on assessments.

 

Prerequisites

All attendees are required to bring their own copy of the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard to this course. These will not be provided for you. You can purchase a copy of this standard from ASQ (Item #T804).

Agenda

 

  1. Background of ISO 17025:2017
  2. Definitions, Terminology: ISO 9000, VIM etc.
  3. Assessment and Auditing Requirements: ISO 17011:2004, ISO 19011:2002, ISO 10012
  4. Logo and Symbol Use/Opening and Closing Meetings
  5. ILAC, IAAC, APLAC Recognition and Oversight
  6. ISO 17025 Requirements/Accreditation Requirements
    1. Clause 4 Review
      1. Case Studies on Clauses 4
      2. Review Clause 4 Case Studies
      3. Evening Assignments – Clause 4
  7. Accreditation Stages
  8. Document Review Exercise – Clause 5
  9. Auditing Guidelines – ISO 19011
  10. ISO 17025 Requirements
    1. Clause 5 Review
    2. Uncertainty (NIST 1297)- includes budgets and examples
  11. Traceability and PT/ILC
  12. ISO 17025 Scope of Accreditation
  13. Opening Meeting Activities
  14. Assessing ISO 17025 Using a Checklist
    1. Includes method witnessing /role playing
  15. Uncertainty Budget Software and example
  16. Case Studies: Uncertainty/PT/ILC/Traceability/Calibration Certificates
  17. Review of Assessment Case Studies and Certificate Shortcomings
  18. Assessment report Preparation
  19. Closing Meeting Participation Exercises
  20. Review of Standards and Assessment Requirements
  21. ACLASS-specific training, report types, assessor duties and resources available
  22. Practice Exam and Review
  23. Exam
  24. Audit Checklists and Audit reports
  25. Review of Standards and Internal Auditing issues
  26. Exam

 

As a member of your ISO 17025 project team, you gain critical knowledge to move your company ahead in today’s competitive marketplace. ISO Management Representatives will gain the credibility and prestige to effectively interact with certification bodies, customers, and suppliers. 

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This class is being taught and certified by ACLASS

Understanding and Implementing ISO 17025

 

Days: 2 • CTUs: 1.6

 

This Program Will Benefit

People who are looking for a course that will provide the skills necessary to successfully implement ISO 17025. Project managers who are looking for an in-depth, start to finish understanding, of how to manage a successful project. Project managers and members of an ISO 17025 implementation team who want to know the specific steps to undertake to assure a successful project. Members of ISO 17025 project teams who want to gain critical knowledge to move their organization toward cost effective. ISO Project Managers who want to use the latest project management techniques to effectively manage their project.

 

Personnel who attend this course will leave with

  • A detailed project timeline that has been customized for their organization and its unique needs
  • A complete understanding of the project management steps necessary for success
  • A list of implications for their organization
  • A communication plan for Top Managers, Managers and decision makers and employees
  • A list of barriers unique to their organization and a plan for overcoming these
  • A project task list that is customized to their organization with names assigned to each task
  • A resource plan including a project budget
  • A Gap Analysis that identifies and prioritizes the areas requiring the most work
  • The confidence necessary to proceed with a successful project

 

Use this training to Jumpstart (or re-start) your ISO 17025 Implementation Project

This course is designed for participants who need to implement ISO 17025 within their organization. Participants will understand the requirements and the implications for their organization and will acquire tools that will help them:

  • Fully understand and successfully interpret the ISO 17025 requirements
  • Achieve the benefits that are inherent within the ISO 17025 requirements
  • Proceed with their project in a timely, cost effective manner
  • Understand the obligations directed or implied within the ISO 17025 requirements
  • Create a communication plan for your organization, management and executives
  • Develop a project plan including timeline and assigned responsibility for specific tasks

The agenda and course content described below has been created by Quality Management and Educational experts with the goal of making your project a success. This is a hands on course with each student walking away from the course with “deliverables” that are intended to jump start your ISO 17025 project.

This course can be customized to meet the unique implementation needs of your organization.

 

Agenda

 

Day One

  • Background and Introduction
  • The contents of ISO 17025
  • Activity #1 Implications of the Requirements
  • Discussion of Activity #1
  • Strategies for Making the Requirements Work for Your Organization
  • Project Management
  • Gap Analysis Activity #2

 

Day Two

  • Student Activity #3 Identifying and Communicating Anticipated Benefits
  • Student Activity #4 Differences in Approach to be Communicated
  • Student Activity #5 Anticipated Involvement (Scope of Work)
  • Student Activity #6 First Steps in Initiating the Project
  • Student Activity #7 Responsibilities within the Project
  • Student Activity #8 Reporting and controlling project results
  • Student Activity #9 Identification of Business Factors
  • Student Activity #10 Driving and Restraining Forces
  • Student Activity #11 Skills Acquisition Planning
  • Student Activity #12 Anticipated Resources
  • Student Activity #13 Budget and Deadlines
  • Student Activity #14 Building a Project Plan and Timeline
  • Selecting a Certification Body
  • Project Notes

 

As a member of your ISO 17025 project team, you gain critical knowledge to move your company ahead in today’s competitive marketplace. ISO Management Representatives will gain the credibility and prestige to effectively interact with certification bodies, customers, and suppliers.

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