ISO/IEC 17025:2005 - Lead Assessor
Duration: 5 Days = 4.0 CEUs
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This is an Exemplar Global Certified Course - based on ISO/IEC 17025:2005 requirements.

Train to be a Lead Assessor for Laboratory Management Systems

Course Objectives

By attending this 5-day practical, hands-on workshop, attendees will receive concentrated and comprehensive training against the ISO/IEC 17025 requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories.

This highly participative course provides comprehensive instruction on auditing of quality management systems (ISO 9001), as well as Laboratory Management Systems (ISO/IEC 17025). The training concentrates primarily on external audits, such as supplier and third-party audits. Practical workshops, case studies, and simulated assessments are used to practice auditing skills and techniques. The certification examination is conducted on the last day.


  • Studying the current published version of the Standard and completion of the pre-course questionnaire provided is required. Completed questionnaires will be reviewed at the class to provide evidence of understanding of the Standard

Who Should Attend?

  • Individuals wishing to perform audits to ISO/IEC 17025

  • Laboratory managers and supervisors

  • Companies seeking ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation

  • Companies that recognize the value of operating effective laboratory management systems

  • Registrar/Accreditation body Auditors

  • Existing (ISO 9001 / ISO/TS 16949) auditors who are looking to expand their skills in the area of laboratory practices

  • Supplier quality auditors wishing to evaluate laboratory service suppliers, including calibration suppliers

Key Session Topics

  • Overview of ISO/IEC 17025:2005 requirements

  • Understanding the difference between quality management system registration and accreditation

  • Coordinating a quality management system audit against ISO/IEC 17025

  • Constructing an audit program and the preparation of audit checklists

  • Learning effective auditing techniques

  • Preparing nonconformity statements

  • Evaluating the significance of audit findings

  • Methods for improving communication skills

  • How to report audit findings and conclusions

  • Developing and implementing corrective action programs

  • Evaluating corrective action and understanding customer notification requirements

  • How to effectively follow-up audit findings to recognize if the nonconforming situation has been effectively resolved


This course is certified by Exemplar Global, and meets the training portion of the requirements for qualification-based certification of individual QMS Auditors.

Please visit the Exemplar Global website at for further details about the personnel certification process.

How to Register

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