Leading an Effective ISO/IEC 17025 Audit Team (AUD 201)

This course begins by introducing the participant to internal auditing philosophies and concepts of ISO 19011 and then focuses on the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard requirements and concepts.  The course concludes by applying the auditing techniques of 19011 to the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025. The participant will receive hands-on training as an internal auditor reviewing ISO/IEC 17025 conformant systems using scenarios common to testing and calibration laboratories.



•    (AUD 101) Auditing Your Laboratory to ISO/IEC 17025:2017, or
•    Experience (0-2 years) as audit team member in the participant’s home organization


Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of the course, the participant will be able to: 

1. From memory, describe the steps required for an internal audit;
2. Apply the guidance in ISO/IEC 19011 to design an effective audit program;
3. Relate the benefits and drawbacks of various types of audit plans and methods;
4. Given a copy of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and a series of sample management system documents and records and audit findings:
a. establish the context of an audit,
b. perform a document review and identify amplifying questions to demonstrate system conformance, and
c. construct an effective audit plan
5. Practice the skills for effective information gathering;
6. Given several scenarios and mock events, evaluate the applications of ISO/IEC 17025 and competency of internal auditors; and
7. Assemble, present, and defend clear audit findings based on presented scenarios




CEUs Awarded

3.5 CEUs Awarded*

*American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.


A copy of the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard will be provided to each attendee, and is considered a legal copy for the attendee to take home.

Copies of ISO/IEC 19011:2018 are not distributed during this course, but attendees may wish to bring their own copy for reference.



July 22, 2019 – July 26, 2019
MicroTek - Seattle
10604 NE 38th Place, Suite 118,
Seattle , WA 98033
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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September 16, 2019 – September 20, 2019
5202 Presidents Ct.
Frederick, MD 21703
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

September 23, 2019 – September 27, 2019
MicroTek - Troy
2800 Livernois Rd, Suite 250, Building E,
Troy , MI 48083
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Hotel information: https://www.mclabs.com/room-rentals/microtek-troy/

November 18, 2019 – November 22, 2019
5202 Presidents Ct.
Frederick, MD 21703
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

PLEASE NOTE: Registration for public training courses will close 7 days prior to the start date.
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