NEW! ISO/IEC 17025:2017- The New Standard for Laboratory Competence (MS 111)

This course is a comprehensive review of the philosophies and requirements of this international Standard.  The participant will gain an understanding of conformity assessment using the risks and opportunities-based approach.

 

Course Content

  1. Course Introduction
  2. Registration vs. Accreditation vs. Certification
  3. Mutual Recognition Arrangements
  4. Requirements from the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Standard:
    1. New Definitions and Concepts
    2. Impartiality and Confidentiality
    3. Organizational and Management Structure
    4. Personnel and Measurement Resources (competence, facilities, and equipment)
    5. Laboratory Processes using the PDCA model (customer work requests through to final report/certificate delivery)
    6. Management System (document and record control, internal audits and management reviews, and handling and prevention of non-conforming work events)
  5. Advertising accreditation status and Reporting accredited results
  6. Traceability requirements for measurement equipment
  7. Participation in proficiency testing

Prerequisites

None Required. Familiarity with ISO/IEC 17025:2005 might prove beneficial, but this course is designed to teach participants with no previous conformity assessment experience.

Target Attendees

Laboratory personnel responsible for the daily implementation of an ISO/IEC 17025 conformant management system.

Learning Outcomes

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

 

  1. Describe the process-based approach of the Standard;
  2. Explain new concepts such as:
    • PDCA process with Risk/Opportunities Identification and Mitigation;
    • Verification and Validation;
    • Decision Rules; and
    • Principles of Impartiality;
  3. Identify areas of Risk as well as Opportunities for Improvement;
  4. List the areas where Procedures and Records are required under the new Standard; and
  5. Implement actionable clauses

CEUs Awarded

1.6 CEUs Awarded*

Presentation Style

The course materials are presented using a combination of interactive discussions and lectures supplemented with individual and group exercises and role-playing scenarios. A Student Journal is provided to complete exercises, take notes, and document ideas the student can implement in its laboratory.

Reference

ISO/IEC 17025:2017 General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories.

Contact

Training

September 26, 2018 – September 27, 2018
MicroTek
230 Monroe Steet, Suite 900
Chicago , IL 60606
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Phone: 312-236-3811

October 11, 2018 – October 12, 2018
MicroTek Dallas
5430 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy, Three Lincoln Centre, Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75240
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Phone: 2146150634

Additional Location Info:

October 17, 2018 – October 18, 2018
Metrotek Learning - Charlotte
5200 77 Center Drive, Suite 200A
Charlotte, NC 28217
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Phone: 7045232226

October 22, 2018 – October 23, 2018
The QC Group, LLC.
5950 Clearwater Dr.
Minnetonka, MN 55343
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Phone: 3016443235

November 5, 2018 – November 6, 2018
MicroTek
1000 Abernathy Rd, Northpark Building 400, Suite 194
Atlanta , GA 30328
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

December 10, 2018 – December 11, 2018
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
1380 Harbor Island Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Phone: (619) 291-2900

December 13, 2018 – December 14, 2018
TechSherpas
Cypress Center One, 5404 Cypress Center Drive, Suite #125
Tampa Bay, FL 33609-1043
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

December 18, 2018 – December 19, 2018
A2LA
5202 Presidents Ct.
Frederick, MD 21703
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Additional Location Info:

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

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