ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Implementer – Self-Study

About the course

Why should you take this training course?

ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Implementer training enables you to develop the necessary expertise to support laboratories to meet the requirements of the standard by implementing a quality control system based on ISO/IEC 17025. During this training course, you will also gain a thorough understanding of the best practices of an LMS in testing and calibration laboratories in order to produce reliable measurement results and open your laboratory`s doors for accreditation and international recognition

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Course Outlines

Course Agenda

Day 1: Introduction to ISO/IEC 17025 and initiation of a LMS

  • Course objective and structure
  • Standard and regulatory framework
  • Laboratory Management System
  • Basic Concepts in Testing and Calibration
  • Initiating the LMS implementation
  • Understanding the organization and clarifying the objectives
  • Analysis of the existing system

Day 2: Implementation plan of a LMS

  • Leadership and approval of the LMS project
  • LMS scope
  • Laboratory policies
  • Definition of the organizational structure
  • Definition of the document management process

Day 3: Implementation of a LMS

  • Design of controls and drafting of specific policies & procedures
  • Communication plan
  • Training and awareness plan
  • Resource Management
  • Customer Management
  • Operations Management

Day 4: LMS monitoring, measurement, continuous improvement and preparation for accreditation

  • Monitoring, Analysis, and Evaluation
  • Internal Audit
  • Management Review
  • Treatment of problems and nonconformities
  • Continual improvement
  • Preparing for the accreditation
  • Competence and evaluation of implementers
  • Closing the training

Day 5: Certification Exam (3 Hours)

The exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Programme (ECP). The exam covers the following competency domains:

  • Domain 1 Fundamental principles and concepts of a Laboratory Management System (LMS)
  • Domain 2 Laboratory Management System (LMS)
  • Domain 3 Planning a LMS based on ISO/IEC 17025
  • Domain 4 Implementing a management system based on ISO/IEC 17025
  • Domain 5 Performance evaluation, monitoring and measurement of a LMS based on ISO/IEC 17025
  • Domain 6 Continual improvement of a LMS based on ISO/IEC 17025
  • Domain 7 Preparing for an accreditation

Course Details

Duration: Up to 6 months

Starts: Upon Registration

Ends: After Examination

You'll be signed up to our PECB platform KATE where you will have access to all training procedures.

  • Certification fees are included on the exam price
  • Training material containing over 450 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed
  • A participation certificate of 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued
  • In case of exam failure, you can retake the exam within 12 months for free

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Prerequisites

A comprehensive knowledge of ISO/IEC 17025 and comprehensive knowledge of implementation principles.

Who should attend?

  • Individuals involved in Testing and Calibration Laboratories
  • Managers or consultants seeking to master the implementation of a Laboratory Management System
  • Laboratory technicians responsible for maintaining conformance with Testing and Calibration Laboratories Accreditation requirements
  • Individuals responsible for supporting the operations of a Testing and Calibration Laboratory
  • Technical experts seeking to prepare for Testing and Calibration
  • Laboratories competence assessment

How do I maintain my Certification?

PECB certifications last three years. PECB certified professionals must meet the following requirements in order to maintain their certification:

  • CPDs must be submitted to PECB.
  • Annual Maintenance is payable to PECB.
  • Follow the PECB Code of Ethics.

ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Implementer – Self-Study


Master the implementation and management of Laboratory Management Systems (LMS) based on ISO/IEC 17025

Self-Study Course: €1,000 + VAT