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.

Course Content

  • 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.

Target Attendees

This course is appropriate for all laboratory staff who participate or plan to participate in the internal audit of a laboratory’s management system.

Learning Outcomes

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.

CEUs Awarded

1.4 CEUs Awarded*

Presentation Style

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.


Training Services


PLEASE NOTE: A2LA can offer on-site training at your facility. For additional information about this option, please contact Training Services, at 301-644-3235 or