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 Services
301-644-3235
Training@A2LA.org

Training

February 20, 2018 – February 21, 2018
The QC Group, LLC.
5950 Clearwater Dr.
Minnetonka, MN 55343
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

February 21, 2018 – February 22, 2018
The Westin Austin Downtown
310 East 5th Street
Austin , TX 78701
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

March 12, 2018 – March 13, 2018
Hyatt Regency Reston
Reston, VA
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Additional Location Info:

This course is run in conjunction with the A2LA Technical Forum in Reston, Virginia March 16-18, 2018. As an attendee of the Technical Forum you will take part in expert-led sessions providing training and education on key topics. You will exchange insights during program-specific technical discussions. You will advance your career with professional development and networking opportunities offered throughout the conference. Dinner and an awards celebration provide the chance to connect with colleagues and recognize recent advancements in our field. Following the energizing three-day event, you will return to your job ready to take on new challenges.

March 21, 2018 – March 22, 2018
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
1401 SW Naito Parkway
Portland, OR 97201
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Additional Location Info:

We are not offering a discounted room block for this session, please book directly through the Marriott.

March 29, 2018 – March 30, 2018
Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel
1 Hartsfield Centre Parkway
Atlanta , GA 30354
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Additional Location Info:

Discounted Room Rate: $183.00/night | Room Rate Cut-off: March 14, 2018

April 11, 2018 – April 12, 2018
Marriott Louisville East
1903 Embassy Square Boulevard
Louisville , KY 40299
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Phone: 502-491-1184

April 26, 2018 – April 27, 2018
The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa
101 Montelago Blvd
Las Vegas , NV 89011
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

April 30, 2018 – May 1, 2018
A2LA
5202 Presidents Ct.
Frederick, MD 21703
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

May 30, 2018 – May 31, 2018
Bohemian Hotel Celebration, Autograph Collection
700 Bloom Street
Orlando , FL 34747
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Phone: 407-566-6000

June 4, 2018 – June 5, 2018
A2LA
5202 Presidents Ct.
Frederick, MD 21703
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

June 20, 2018 – June 21, 2018
Burlington, VT
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Additional Location Info:

Venue to be announced.

June 20, 2018 – June 21, 2018
Madrid, Spain
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Additional Location Info:

Venue to be announced.

July 17, 2018 – July 18, 2018
Philadelphia , PA
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Additional Location Info:

Venue to be announced.

August 1, 2018 – August 2, 2018
Chicago, IL
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Additional Location Info:

Venue to be announced.

August 13, 2018 – August 14, 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.

September 5, 2018 – September 6, 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.

September 19, 2018 – September 20, 2018
Seoul, S. Korea
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Additional Location Info:

Venue to be announced.

September 24, 2018 – September 25, 2018
Romania
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Additional Location Info:

Venue to be announced.

October 16, 2018 – October 17, 2018
San Juan, Puerto Rico
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Additional Location Info:

Venue to be announced.

November 19, 2018 – November 20, 2018
Cairo, Egypt
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Additional Location Info:

Venue to be announced.

December 11, 2018 – December 12, 2018
Pheonix , AZ
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Additional Location Info:

Venue to be announced.

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.

December 19, 2018 – December 20, 2018
San Jose, Costa Rica
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Additional Location Info:

Venue to be announced.

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.