ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Lead Auditor Quality Management System

Course Duration

05 Days / 40 Hours

Delivery Language

English / Arabic

Price starts from

772.00 USD

Develop the skills to professionally audit a quality management system, and objectively assess compliance of laboratories to meet accreditation body requirements, with our CQI and IRCA certified ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Auditor training course.

Delegates on this in-depth course will learn how to conduct internal and external quality management systems audits against ISO/IEC 17025. They will develop the knowledge and skills to:

  • plan, conduct, report and follow up internal and external audits against ISO 17025, in line with ISO 19011 and ISO 17021 as applicable
  • promote the role of audits within the organisation’s overall management system programme, and the role of auditors in supporting laboratory compliance and competency improvements

This practical, intensive and highly interactive 5-day course is based around a central case study and workshops, enabling students to practise their newly acquired skills.

Delegates will achieve the formal training requirements to allow progression to becoming a CQI and IRCA Registered QMS Lead Auditor. Students are assessed by continuous evaluation and a written exam.

We cover new and additional topics in more depth. We focus on auditing that provides Assurance that the Quality Management System meets the needs of the interested parties & our Learners are equipped to make higher quality insights for improved organizational performance.
  • This is a 5-day (40hr) learning event.
  • Start/Finish Times: 08:00am – 17:30pm (each day) with an earlier finish on the final day at 2pm.
  • Prior Learning Requirement: Learners are required to be familiar with ISO/IEC 17025:2017 requirements or have completed a recognised QMS Fundamentals course based on ISO/IEC 17025:2017 prior to registering for this course.
The topics covered in this course include:

  • quality and its assurance
  • introduction to auditing
  • ISO 17025 and other ISO standards
  • documented systems
  • audit planning
  • checklists
  • opening meetings
  • nonconformity writing
  • auditing techniques
  • closing meetings
  • audit reporting
  • closing meeting
  • follow up and corrective action
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd party audits

By the end of this ISO 17025 Lead Auditor training course, delegates will be able to:

  • demonstrate practical audit skills and apply the requirements of ISO 17025 to the specific processes and needs of their organisation
  • assess compliance of their organisation’s testing and calibration laboratory practices to meet the organisation’s own internal or external requirements
  • plan, develop and implement an internal audit process appropriate to the requirements of ISO 17025
  • conduct audits to professional criteria with confidence, gathering objective evidence through observation, interviewing, document trails to provide factual audit reports that will facilitate improvements to the management system
  • achieve the formal training requirements to allow progression to becoming a CQI and IRCA registered Lead Auditor

This course is fully recognised by CQI & IRCA (Course ID 2587).

CQI & IRCA Certified Course
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. Please note, 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%.

This course is suitable for individuals in organisations interested in operating effective laboratory management systems. They include

  • those seeking to undertake 1st, 2nd and 3rd party audits against ISO 17025
  • laboratory quality and technical managers, technicians and supervisors
  • supplier quality auditors wishing to evaluate laboratory service suppliers
  • existing auditors who wish to expand their skillset to audit a laboratory against ISO 17025

Prior knowledge is valuable for attending this course, and some delegates find it beneficial to first attend our Understanding ISO 17025 training course to gain more knowledge about the ISO 17025 standard.

Course Pre-Requisite

Learners are required to be familiar with ISO/IEC 17025:2017 requirements or have completed a recognised QMS Fundamentals course based on ISO/ 17025:2017 prior to registering for this course.

What's Included

Comprehensive delegate folder and certificates. Public courses include, lunch, refreshments and our Residential option includes accommodation on the intervening nights of a course, plus dinner and breakfast.

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ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Lead Auditor

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