An integral part of a successful management system is a thoughtful audit program. An audit program is also essential and required to achieve and maintain accreditation. During this training, we provide a detailed review of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and related quality principles. Additional discussion on the relevant accreditation requirements is included. Guidance on practices related to ISO 19011 Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems is provided in the course. Hands-on audit activities are incorporated throughout the course so the participant can immediately begin to leverage the knowledge they gain during the course. Development and use of checklists is an integral part of the curriculum. The course is presented over 3.5 days and there is an open book examination on the last day.
Forensic courses presented after May 1, 2018 will be on ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and utilize the updated ANAB accreditation requirements.
- Gain specific knowledge, skills and abilities for designing an ISO/IEC 17025 compliant management system and for planning and conducting an internal audit within their own testing laboratory.
- Develop the knowledge needed to assist a testing laboratory with preparation for an ISO/IEC 17025 assessment.
Course Schedule: The course will run from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm for the first three days and from 8:00 am to 11:00 am the fourth day.
Who should attend?
New forensic laboratory staff, experienced staff who are transitioning to more quality related activities in the forensic laboratory, personnel the management are considering moving into management or supervisory roles, and persons wanting a detailed refresher on the accreditation requirements and auditing principles.
Note: The registration fee includes a copy of ISO/IEC 17025. Attendees will be responsible for any travel, lodging and meal expenses. Lunches and breaks will be “on your own” and are not included in the fee.