About the course

Why should you take this training course?

The ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor training enables you to effectively lead a laboratory towards the ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation by enhancing your understanding of the laboratory’s quality, administrative and technical operations. This training course will equip you with the necessary skills and expertise to plan and lead an ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation assessment.

Based on practical exercises, you will be able to master the assessment techniques and become competent to assess the compliance of laboratories with ISO/IEC 17025 requirements.

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Course Outlines

Course Agenda

Day 1: Introduction to Laboratory Management Systems (LMS) and ISO/IEC 17025

  • Course objectives and structure
  • Standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Accreditation process
  • Fundamental concepts of ISO/IEC 17025
  • Laboratory Management System (LMS)

Day 2: Principles, preparation and launching of an assessment

  • Assessment concepts and principles
  • Assessment approach based on evidence and risk
  • Initiating the assessment
  • Stage 1 assessment
  • Preparing the stage 2 assessment (on-site assessment)

Day 3: On-site assessment activities

  • Stage 2 assessment
  • Communication during the assessment
  • Assessment procedures
  • Creating test plans
  • Drafting assessment findings and nonconformity reports

Day 4: Closing the assessment

  • Assessment documentation and quality assurance
  • Closing the assessment
  • Evaluation of action plans by the assessor
  • Following the initial assessment
  • Managing an internal audit programme
  • Competence and evaluation of assessors
  • Closing the training

Day 5: Certification Exam (3-hours)

The exam complies with the PECB Examination and Certification Program (ECP) requirements. 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: Fundamental concepts and principles of assessment

Domain 4: Preparation of an ISO/IEC 17025 assessment

Domain 5: Conducting an ISO/IEC 17025 assessment

Domain 6: Closing an ISO/IEC 17025 assessment

Domain 7: Managing an ISO/IEC 17025 internal audit program

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

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to interpret the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025
  • Understand the operations of testing and calibration laboratories based on ISO/IEC 17025
  • Acknowledge the correlation between ISO/IEC 17025, ISO 9001 and other standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Understand the assessor’s role in planning, leading, and following-up on assessments and accreditation

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the prerequisites?

A fundamental understanding of ISO/IEC 17025 and comprehensive knowledge of assessment principles and techniques.

Can I retake an exam?

In case of exam failure, the candidate can retake the exam once for free within 12 months following the initial exam date.


ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor – Self-Study


Master the Assessment of Testing and Calibration Laboratories based on ISO/IEC 17025

Self-Study Course: €1,000 + VAT