ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and Laboratory Accreditation (MS 101)

This course includes a comprehensive review as well as exposure to the core philosophies and requirements of this International Standard.  Through lecture and a variety of interactive individual and class activities, the participant will be equipped to apply the Standard in its laboratory. Included with the course, at no additional charge, is a licensed copy of the International Standard.



Course Content

  • Course Introduction.
  • Registration vs. Accreditation vs. Certification.
  • Mutual Recognition Arrangements.
  • A2LA Accreditation Process.
  • ISO/IEC 17025:2005 - What the Standard Requires:
    • Requirements for a quality manual;
    • Document control;
    • Contracts with customers;
    • Purchasing quality-critical services and supplies;
    • Handling complaints and non-conforming work;
    • Corrective and preventive actions;
    • Records maintenance;
    • Internal auditing and management review processes;
    • Personnel training and authorization;
    • Test and calibration procedures;
    • Equipment calibration and maintenance;
    • Traceability to the SI;
    • Sample preparation;
    • Quality control; and
    • Test and calibration reports.
  • A2LA Specific Requirements;
    • Advertising accreditation;
    • Reporting accredited results;
    • Traceability requirements for measurement equipment; and
    • Participation in proficiency testing.


There is no prerequisite for this course.

Target Attendees

Laboratory management and quality personnel.  Minimum class size of 6.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.    Implement ISO/IEC 17025:2005 through key word recognition;
2.    Identify the Documents and Records required;
3.    Implement actionable clauses; and
4.    Describe the A2LA policies for Measurement Traceability, Proficiency Testing and Advertising


CEUs Awarded

1.6 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.

Presentation Style

The course materials will be presented in an interactive lecture style (60%), as well by using application exercises and role playing (40%).


ISO/IEC 17025:2005 General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories



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