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First ever ISO 17025:2017 Course, certification as an IRCA Lab QMS Auditor, Lead Auditor, CQI & IRCA UK Registered Lead Assessor most current Released Standard of Lab Quality Management

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


CQI & IRCA UK Registered Lead Assessor Courses on NEWLY Released  Standard of Lab Quality Management


Our 5-day ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Lead Assessor Training course is designed to develop the necessary expertise to audit a Laboratory Management System based on the updated ISO/IEC 17025 standard requirements Participants will cover the full range of assessment techniques, good practices, and assessor  responsibilities and gain practical experience of planning, running, and reporting on assessments; after which each successful delegate will have earned his/her training qualification for certification as an IRCA Lab QMS Auditor / Lead


This new ISO/IEC 17025:2017 aligns and harmonizes the requirements for a Laboratory Management System with ISO 9001:2015. The five-day course incorporates and explains the amendments to clauses where ISO determined that such changes were necessary. The technical requirements for laboratories who provide testing and calibration services are enhanced by the use of management systems that incorporate the requirements of ISO 9001:2015.

This is generally followed by understanding:

  1. ISO 19011:2015
  2. Quality Management principles
  3. ISO/IEC 17025:2017 principles

Over 90% of the course is dedicated to syndicate activities designed to examine and explore the disciplines of planning and conducting QMS audits. This course contains 4 Questionnaires, 8 Workshops, plus several additional skills development activities.

Prior Knowledge Expectation…

To ensure detailed and through understanding it is advised to:

  • Fill Pre-course form
  • Have basic understanding of ISO/IEC 17025 before attending this course.
  • Basic knowledge of Management System and in particular Quality Management System

*Knowledge of the ISO 9001 and ISO / IEC 17025 requirements may be gained by completing the respective Foundation Training Course or equivalent.


The delegate is assessed based on participation and performance throughout the duration of the course. This includes all exercises, role plays, case studies and all other activities during the course. Full attendance is required during the training course.

There is a 2 hour written examination at the end of the course. The exam is closed book in that a delegate is entitled to use only their copy of the International Standard(s) in question or dictionary if delivery language is not their native language. The minimum pass rate for the examination is 70%.


Our course is approved by the UK International Register of Certified Auditors (IRCA Reference No: A17020) and Chartered Quality Institute (CQI).It meets the training requirements for individuals seeking registration as a Lead Auditor under the IRCA Auditor Registration Scheme.


  1. Laboratory Directors and Managers
    2.Technical Director and Managers
    3. Laboratory Operation Manager
    4. Govt. Laboratory Officials
    5. Quarantine and Regulatory Laboratory Inspectors
    6. Laboratory Engineers and Calibration Engineers
    7. Laboratory Technicians
    8. Medical Laboratory Technician
    9. Calibration Technicians
  2. Laboratory Analysts
    11.Technical experts wanting to prepare for a laboratory audit function
    12. Members of the Laboratories seeking ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation
    13. Auditors wanting to perform audits under ISO/IEC 17025:2017
    14. Project managers or consultants wanting to master the Laboratory Management System audit process
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