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ISO 17025 Foundation Training Course Outline

This course covers the following topics:

Module 1: Introduction to ISO 17025

  • ISO 17025

Module 2: Requirements of ISO 17025

  • Overview

Module 3: ISO 19011 Relationship to ISO 17025

  • ISO 19011
  • ISO 17025

Module 4: Scope

  • Overview

Module 5: Normative References

  • Introduction to Normative References

Module 6: Terms and Definitions

  • Overview

Module 7: General Requirements

  • Overview
  • Impartiality
  • Confidentiality

 Module 8: Structural Requirements

  • Overview of Structural Requirements 

Module 9: Resource Requirements

  • Introduction
  • General
  • Personnel
  • Facilities and Environmental Conditions
  • Equipment
  • Metrological Traceability
  • Externally Provided Products and Services

Module 10: Process Requirements

  • Introduction to Process Requirements
  • Review - Requests, Tenders, and Contracts
  • Selection, Verification, and Validation of Methods
  • Sampling
  • Handling Test or Calibration Items
  • Technical Records
  • Evaluation of Measurement Uncertainty
  • Ensure Results Validity
  • Reporting of Results
  • Complaints
  • Nonconforming Work
  • Control of Data and Information Management

Module 11: Management System Requirements

  • Options
    • Option A
    • Option B
  • General

Module 12: Management System Documentation

  • Overview
  • Document Categories

Module 13: Control Management System Documents

  • Overview
  • Primary Document Control Requirements in the ISO 17025 Standard

Module 14: Control of Records

  • Overview

Module 15: Address Risks and Opportunities

  • Overview of Address Risks and Opportunities

Module 16: Improvement

  • Overview of Improvement

Module 17: Corrective Actions

  •  Steps to Take Corrective Actions

Module 18: Internal Audit and Management Reviews

  • Internal Audit
  • Management Reviews

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Who should attend this ISO 17025 Foundation Course?

The ISO 17025 Foundation Course is designed to provide participants with a foundational understanding of the ISO 17025 standard, which specifies the general requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories. It can benefit a wide range of professionals, including:

  • Laboratory Technicians
  • Quality Assurance Professionals
  • Laboratory Managers and Supervisors
  • Quality Control Specialists
  • Regulatory Compliance Officers
  • Auditors
  • Training and Development Specialists

Prerequisites of the ISO 17025 Foundation Course

There are no formal prerequisites for this ISO 17025 Foundation Course.

ISO 17025 Foundation Training Course Overview

ISO 17025 is a quality standard for testing and calibration laboratories. Any organisation that performs testing and sampling and requires reliable results can benefit from ISO 17025.

This ISO 17025 Foundation Training is designed to provide knowledge of the standard’s general requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories. Delegates will learn about impartiality, confidentiality, and facilities and environmental conditions. They will become familiarised with standards for equipment, metrological traceability, and sampling.

They will learn how to review requests, tenders, and contracts and gain knowledge of how to handle test or calibration items and evaluate measurement uncertainty. The controlling of management system documents and records will also be covered.

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What’s included in this ISO 17025 Foundation Course?

  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors 
  • ISO 17025 Foundation Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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Why choose us

Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


Tailored learning experience

Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.


Maximise your training budget

Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.


Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.


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Keep track of your employees’ progression and performance in your own workspace.

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ISO 17025 Foundation FAQs


Please arrive at the venue at 8:45am.
There are no prerequisites for attending this course.
This ISO 17025 Training course is suited for individuals in the following roles: Laboratory Managers and Supervisors, Scientists and Engineers, Auditors Assessors and Consultants
We are able to provide support via phone & email prior to attending, during and after the course.
Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises, Manual, Experienced Instructor, and Refreshments
This course is 1 day.
Once your booking has been placed and confirmed, you will receive an email which contains your course location, course overview, pre-course reading material (if required), course agenda and payment receipts
The price for ISO 17025 Foundation certification in Belgium starts from €995
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for ISO 17025 Foundation.

Why choose us


Best price in the industry

You won't find better value in the marketplace. If you do find a lower price, we will beat it.


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Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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