Internal Auditing to ISO/IEC 17025:2005
This course practices the internationally-recognized approaches of ISO 19011:2011-Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems to conducting effective internal audits. The techniques learned promote the involvement of laboratory personnel. The course includes easy-to-implement methods for continual improvement of the audit process and preparing for external assessments to ISO/IEC 17025:2005-General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories.
- Identifying ISO/IEC 17025 requirements related to internal audits;
- Planning and conducting internal audits within laboratories;
- Auditing principles and techniques;
- Composing audit reports and findings; and
- Required skills of an internal auditor.
Experience working in a laboratory setting. Nominal experience with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025.
This course is appropriate for all laboratory staff who participate or plan to participate in the internal audit of a laboratory’s management system.
Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will be able to:
- Explain relevant ISO/IEC 17025 Internal Audit requirements;
- Define critical internal auditing terms;
- Describe auditing principles;
- Design programs for performing an internal audit;
- Recognize and evaluate the characteristics of an effective internal auditor;
- Compose an audit plan;
- Apply learned principles to conduct an internal audit;
- Compose audit findings; and
- Prepare and audit report.
1.4 CEUs Awarded*
The course materials will be presented in an “interactive” lecture style (50%), as well using application exercises and role playing (50%).
ISO/IEC 17025:2005-General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories.
*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.