ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor Course

  • Course level: Beginner


Mastering the laboratory management system based on ISO/IEC 17025 

This five-day intensive course enables participants to develop the necessary expertise to audit a Laboratory Management System based on ISO/IEC 17025 and to manage a team of auditors by applying widely recognized audit principles, procedures and techniques. During this training, the participant will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to proficiently plan and perform internal and external audits in compliance with the ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021 standards. Based on practical exercises, the participant will develop the skills (mastering audit techniques) and competencies (managing audit team and audit program, etc.) necessary to efficiently conduct an audit

What Will I Learn?

  • To acquire expertise to perform an ISO/IEC 17025 internal audit following ISO 19011 guidelines
  • To acquire the expertise necessary to manage a LMS audit team
  • To understand the operation of an ISO/IEC 17025 conformant Laboratory Management System
  • To understand the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025
  • To improve the ability to analyze the internal and external environment of a laboratory, and audit decision-making in the context of a LMS

Topics for this course

2 Lessons40h

Day 1: introduction to laboratory management system concepts and requirements as specified in ISO/IEC 17025?

Normative, regulatory and legal framework related to laboratory management Fundamental principles of laboratories management Laboratory Management System (LMS) Detailed presentation of the clauses 4 and 5 of ISO/IEC 17025
Day 2
Day 1: introduction to laboratory management system concepts and requirements as specified in ISO/IEC 17025

Material Includes

  • Exam and certification fees are included in the training price
  • A student manual containing over 450 pages of information and practical examples
  • A participation certificate of 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits


  • ISO/IEC 17025 Foundation Certification or basic knowledge of ISO/IEC 17025 is recommended

Target Audience

  • Internal auditors
  • Auditors wanting to performs audits to ISO/IEC 17025
  • Project managers or consultants wanting to master the Laboratory Management System audit process
  • Laboratory managers
  • Quality managers
  • Laboratories seeking ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation
  • Technical experts wanting to prepare for a laboratory audit function
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