Laboratories carry out testing, calibration or both. Testing relies upon a measurement system using calibrated gauges to determine characteristics in relation to a target. Measurement uncertainty is quantified as the observed process variance attributed to the measuring system. The measuring system is the combined effort of controls, resources, information and material used to assign values to measured characteristics.
Laboratories develop, implement and continually improve their process-based management systems to ensure they understand, quantify, control and continually improve their measuring processes.
ISO/IEC 17025 has been developed and agreed as the international laboratory management system standard. This standard recognizes the importance of how competent individuals contribute to controlling measurement uncertainty through their interaction with measuring equipment. ISO/IEC 17025 provides a framework of good management practices for laboratories performing testing and calibration, but conforming to the standard does not guarantee operational excellence. The best laboratories in the world not only seek accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025, they also develop their process-based management systems to ensure continual process improvement.
This course is intended particularly for laboratories or organizations that work closely with laboratories to develop effective management systems that conform to ISO/IEC 17025.
Students who have successfully completed QMII’s 5-day ISO 17025 Lead Auditor training course and passed the Final LMS Examination provided in conjunction with this course, receive a Certificate of Attainment for the following Exemplar Global Training Course Certification (TCC):
TCC Course: ISO 17025 Lead Assessors Course
The Certificate of Attainment provides evidence that the student have been deemed qualified in the knowledge and experience requirements defined by Exemplar Global in the TCC Course as a 17025 Lead Assessor.