A2LA ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and Laboratory Accreditation
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This course is an introduction to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and its requirements for demonstrating the technical competence of testing and calibration laboratories.

 Export to Your Calendar 12/4/2017 to 12/5/2017
When: 12/4/2017
Where: A2LA Headquarters
5202 Presidents Court Suite 220
Frederick, Maryland  21703
United States
Contact: Training Services
(301) 644-3235
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This course is an introduction to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and its requirements for demonstrating the technical competence of testing and calibration laboratories. In this course, you will receive an overview of the A2LA accreditation process and will gain insight into the interpretation of the requirements of this international laboratory standard.

Course Content

  • Course Introduction.
  • Registration vs. Accreditation vs. Certification.
  • Mutual Recognition Arrangements.
  • A2LA Accreditation Process.
  • ISO/IEC 17025:2005 - What the Standard Requires:
    • Requirements for a quality manual;
    • Document control;
    • Contracts with customers;
    • Purchasing quality-critical services and supplies;
    • Handling complaints and non-conforming work;
    • Corrective and preventive actions;
    • Records maintenance;
    • Internal auditing and management review processes;
    • Personnel training and authorization;
    • Test and calibration procedures;
    • Equipment calibration and maintenance;
    • Traceability to the SI;
    • Sample preparation;
    • Quality control; and
    • Test and calibration reports.
  • A2LA Specific Requirements;
    • Advertising accreditation;
    • Reporting accredited results;
    • Traceability requirements for measurement equipment; and
    • Participation in proficiency testing.

Prerequisites

There is no prerequisite for this course.

Target Attendees

Laboratory management and quality personnel.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Recall the differences between registration, certification and accreditation;
  • List the steps in the A2LA accreditation process;
  • Implement ISO/IEC 17025:2005 through key word recognition;
  • Identify the documents and records required by ISO/IEC 17025:2005; and
  • Describe the A2LA policies for Traceability, Proficiency Testing and Advertising.

CEUs Awarded

1.6 CEUs Awarded*

Register Here:  https://www.a2la.org/events/iso-iec-17025-2005-and-laboratory-accreditation