In the wake of state legislatures legalizing cannabis for medical use, state regulatory agencies are establishing mechanisms for enforcement and oversight of program requirements for participating patients, growers and dispensaries.
An integral component of this oversight includes laboratory testing of the products as a means for protecting consumer health and assuring safety of the products. State governments rely on existing, recognized Accreditation Bodies, and their laboratory accreditation programs, to support this oversight. These accreditation programs can be tailored to specific regulatory needs but are based on common international consensus standards (i.e. ISO/IEC 17025). Several states require accreditation, such as MA, NH, MN, and NV. Many other states are considering ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation as a requirement for testing laboratories.
This 1-day training course, Understanding ISO/IEC 17025:2017 for Cannabis Testing Laboratories, will help attendees understand and apply the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025. Attendees will examine the origins of the standard and learn practical concepts, such as document control, internal auditing, proficiency testing, traceability, measurement uncertainty and addressing risks and opportunities. The course will also discuss the relationship of general state regulations to the ISO/IEC 17025 standard. Note: specific state regulations will not be addressed in this course.
Examine the origin of the ISO/IEC 17025 standard
Learn the benefits of accreditation and the role of accreditation bodies
Gain an understanding of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 requirements
Discuss the relationship of state regulations to ISO/IEC 17025:2017
Who should attend?
Those potentially seeking accreditation should attend this course. This could include technical, quality and management personnel who need an overview of the standard. Individuals new to a company can also gain perspective on standard requirements in this course. For more in-depth training, the Internal Auditing to ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor training courses are recommended.