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.


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.


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.


Training Services


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

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

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

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