ISO/IEC 17065 and Product Certification Accreditation (MS 160)

During this course, the participant will gain insight into the requirements and application of the ISO/IEC 17065 standard to ensure effective implementation regardless of the certification scheme being operated. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions about the guidance offered by ISO/IEC 17065 to assist in the creation and maintenance of a certification scheme.

Non-Member Price: $895.00

Course Content

  • Course introduction.
  • The A2LA accreditation process.
  • Discussion of International Recognition Agreements related to Certification Bodies.
  • Certification process overview.
  • Requirements for operating a certification body (in-depth, clause-by-clause discussion of the ISO/IEC 17065 standard).
  • Guidelines for creating and maintaining a certification scheme.

Prerequisites

There is no prerequisite for this course. However, some familiarity with ISO/IEC 17025, 17020, and/or 17021 may be helpful.

Target Attendees

This course is relevant to any individual who manages certification schemes, participates in the operation of a product, process or certification scheme, or assesses against the requirements of ISO/IEC 17065:2012 (formerly ISO Guide 65).

Learning Outcomes

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

1.    Identify the Documents and Records;
2.    Implement actionable clauses;
3.    Recognize the differences between the ILAC MRA and IAF MLA and how these international agreements (and their requirements) affect product certifiers;
4.    Discuss how certification schemes provide different frameworks for product certifier operations; and
5.    Model the steps in the certification process

 

CEUs Awarded

1.6 CEUs Awarded*

Presentation Style

Lecture, discussion, and group exercises.

Reference

ISO/IEC 17065:2012- Requirements for Bodies Certifying Products, Processes and Services.

ISO/IEC 17067:2013-Fundamentals of Product Certification and Guidelines for Product Certification Schemes.

 

*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.

Contact

Training Services
301-644-3235
Training@A2LA.org

Training

May 8, 2018 – May 9, 2018
Dallas , TX
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

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Venue to be announced.

June 19, 2018 – June 20, 2018
Chicago , IL
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

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Venue to be announced.

October 16, 2018 – October 17, 2018
A2LA
5202 Presidents Ct.
Frederick, MD 21703
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

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If you would like the A2LA corporate rate when booking your stay please contact asmith@a2la.org.

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 Training@A2LA.org.