ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and Laboratory Accreditation, Including AOAC Food Program Guidelines (MS 103)

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. In addition, this course focuses on the requirements of AOAC Food Program Guidelines. Included with the course, at no additional charge, is a licensed copy of the International Standard.

Non-Member Price:


There is no prerequisite for this course.

Target Attendees

Laboratory management and quality personnel in a food-testing laboratory.

Learning Outcomes

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


  1. Identify the Documents and Records required;
  2. Implement actionable clauses;
  3. Describe the specific calibration and verification requirements of the AOAC Guidelines;
  4. Describe the A2LA policies for Measurement Traceability, Proficiency Testing, and Advertising

CEUs Awarded

1.6 CEUs Awarded*

Presentation Style

The course materials will be presented in an interactive lecture style (50%), as well by using application exercises and role playing (50%).


AOAC INTERNATIONAL Guidelines for Laboratories Performing Microbiological and Chemical Analyses of Food, Dietary Supplements Requirements, April 2015


*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.



September 17, 2018 – September 18, 2018
4740 Discovery Drive
Lincoln, NE 68521
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

PLEASE NOTE: Registration for public training courses will close 7 days prior to the start date.
A2LA can offer on-site training at your facility. For additional information about this option, please submit your request here.