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ISO/IEC 17025 Foundation Course (2 Days)

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Become acquainted with the best practices for implementing and managing a Laboratory Management System (LMS) based on ISO/IEC 17025


This course enables participants to learn about the best practices for implementing and managing a Laboratory Management System (LMS) as specified in ISO/IEC 17025, as well as best practices for implementing quality controls. The participant will learn the different component of this standard, including the quality manual, policy, required procedures, management review, internal audit and all the factors that can influence test and/or calibration results performed by a laboratory.

Who should attend?

  • Managers or consultants wanting to prepare and to support an organization in the implementation of a Management System for Records (MSR)
  • ISO 30301 auditors who wish to fully understand the Management System for Records implementation process
  • Persons responsible for the records management conformity in an organization
  • Members of a quality, information security, environmental, or energy management team
  • Expert advisors in Management System for Records
  • Technical experts wanting to prepare for a quality function or for an MSR project management function

Learning objectives

  • To understand the implementation of a Management System for Records in accordance with ISO 30301
  • To gain a comprehensive understanding of the concepts, approaches, standards, methods and techniques required for the effective management of a Management System for Records
  • To understand the relationship between the components of a Management System for Records and the compliance with the requirements of different stakeholders of an organization
  • To acquire the necessary expertise to support an organization in implementing, managing and maintaining an MSR as specified in ISO 30301
  • To acquire the necessary expertise to manage a team implementing ISO 30301
  • To develop the knowledge and skills required to advise organizations on best practices in the management of records management
  • To improve the capacity for analysis and decision making in the context of records management
  • To prepare an organization for an ISO 30301 audit


Day 1: Introduction to Laboratory Management System (LMS) and requirements of ISO/IEC 17025

  • Introduction to ISO/IEC 17025
  • Introduction to management systems and the process approach
  • Fundamental principles of Laboratory Management System
  • Requirements: presentation of the clauses 4 and 5 of ISO/IEC 17025
  • Implementation phases of ISO/IEC 17025 framework
  • Continual improvement of a management system
  • Conducting an ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation audit

Day 2: Implementing requirements from ISO/IEC 17025 and Certification Exam

  • Documentation of a LMS
  • Monitoring and reviewing process
  • Conducting an ISO/IEC 17025 audit
  • Steps towards accreditation
  • Certified ISO/IEC 17025 Foundation Exam



Educational approach

This training is based on both theory and practice:

  • Sessions of lectures illustrated with examples based on real cases
  • Review exercises to assist the exam preparation
  • Practice test similar to the certification exam

To benefit from the practical exercises, the number of training participants is limited

Examination and Certification

The “Certified ISO/IEC 17025 Foundation” exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Program (ECP). The exam covers the following competence domains:

  • Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of laboratories
  • Domain 2: Laboratory Management System (LMS)

The “Certified ISO/IEC 17025 Foundation” exam is available in different languages (the complete list of languages can be found in the examination application form)

Duration:1 Hour

For more information about the exam, refer to PECB section on ISO/IEC 17025 Foundation Exam

A certificate of “Certified ISO/IEC 17025 Foundation” will be issued to participants who successfully passed the exam and comply with all the other requirements related to this credential

For more information about ISO certification and PECB certification process, refer to PECB section on ISO/IEC 17025 Foundation Certification at https://pecb.com/certifications

General Information

  • Exam and certification fees are included in the training price
  • A student manual containing over 200 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed to participants
  • A participation certificate of 14 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) will be issued to participants
  • In case of failure of the exam, participants are allowed to retake the exam for free under certain conditions



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Start On February 8, 2017
Duration 2 Days
Level Beginner
Effective Start Date Any Time on Request +1 416 900 9227
Location Toronto
Price $1,350.00

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