ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor Course Overview

ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor Course Overview

The ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor course is designed to train professionals on the principles and practices involved in assessing and managing a Laboratory Management System (LMS) based on ISO/IEC 17025. Throughout the course, participants will gain a deep understanding of the accreditation process, the different standards and regulatory frameworks, and the fundamental concepts of ISO/IEC 17025. They will learn how to prepare and launch assessments, conduct on-site assessment activities, and close the assessment effectively while ensuring the laboratory meets the required standards.

Learners will develop the skills necessary for the initiation, preparation, and performance of laboratory assessments. This ISO 17025 lead auditor training is ideal for individuals seeking to enhance their auditing capabilities and ensure laboratories comply with ISO 17025 training standards. By the end of the course, participants will be equipped to manage an internal audit program, evaluate the competence of other assessors, and contribute to the continuous improvement of laboratory quality.

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Course Prerequisites

To successfully undertake the ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor course, participants should meet the following minimum prerequisites:

  • Basic understanding of laboratory processes and operations.
  • Familiarity with quality management system concepts, preferably ISO 9001.
  • Knowledge of the ISO/IEC 17025 standard or experience working in an environment where ISO/IEC 17025 is applied.
  • Understanding of the core principles of management systems auditing.
  • Analytical and decision-making skills to evaluate laboratory practices against the standard.
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal, to effectively participate in and lead assessments.

These prerequisites are intended to ensure that participants are equipped with a foundational knowledge base that will enable them to fully engage with the course material and benefit from the training. It is important to note that the course is designed to build upon these existing competencies, leading to the development of specialized skills in leading an assessment of laboratory management systems against the ISO/IEC 17025 standard.

Target Audience for ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor

The ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor course is designed for professionals involved in laboratory management and assessments.

• Quality Managers and Consultants

• Laboratory Technicians/Scientists

• Lead Assessors and Internal Auditors

• Laboratory Managers and Supervisors

• Technical and Quality Assurance Professionals

• Employees conducting supplier audits or managing laboratory compliance

• Professionals responsible for the accreditation, operation, or management of testing and calibration laboratories

• Regulatory Affairs and Compliance Officers

• Training Managers coordinating laboratory standards education

• Risk Managers involved in laboratory practices and standard applications

• Consultants specializing in laboratory system implementation and improvement

• R&D Managers overseeing research laboratories

• Manufacturing and Production Managers where laboratory services are used

• Professionals seeking to gain comprehensive knowledge of laboratory quality management systems

• Any individual aspiring to lead a team of laboratory assessors

Learning Objectives - What you will Learn in this ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor?

Introduction to the ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor Course Outcomes

Gain expertise in assessing Laboratory Management Systems (LMS) and ensure compliance with ISO/IEC 17025, enhancing your skills in leading assessments and understanding accreditation processes.

Learning Objectives and Outcomes

  • Understand the structure and objectives of the ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor course.
  • Recognize the relevant standards, regulatory frameworks, and the accreditation process for laboratories.
  • Comprehend the fundamental concepts of ISO/IEC 17025 and Laboratory Management Systems.
  • Master the principles of conducting assessments, including evidence-based and risk-oriented approaches.
  • Learn how to initiate an assessment, prepare for stage 1 and stage 2 assessments, and effectively carry out on-site assessment activities.
  • Develop skills in effective communication during the assessment and understand the procedures and creation of test plans.
  • Acquire the ability to draft clear and concise assessment findings and nonconformity reports.
  • Understand how to ensure quality assurance in assessment documentation and the steps for closing an assessment.
  • Evaluate corrective action plans and manage follow-up activities post-initial assessment.
  • Gain knowledge on managing an internal audit program and evaluating the competence of assessors.