Internal Auditing for ISO/IEC 17025:2005



This new standard aligns and harmonizes ISO/IEC 17025:1999 with ISO 9001:2008. The training incorporates and explains the amendments to clauses where ISO determined that such changes were necessary. The technical requirements for laboratories who provide testing and calibration services are enhanced by the use of management systems that incorporate the requirements of ISO 9001:2008.

The acceptance of testing and calibration results between countries and industries should be facilitated if laboratories will comply with this International Standard. The use of this standard will also facilitate cooperation between laboratories and other bodies and assist in the exchange of information and experience, standards and procedures. The introduction of the Process Approach to Management Systems and a new auditing standard which allows efficient and effective auditing of these systems can be used by internal and external auditors to meet the requirements of laboratory and quality systems. Our 5-Day training provides insight to the quality, lab and auditing facets with a fast paced, interactive approach.


  • Present requirements for a competent and compliant calibration/test laboratory
  • Compile examples of documentation required for demonstrating compliance system
  • Understand basics for implementing a sound laboratory system from quality, calibration, and test perspectives
  • Student takes workbook back to Lab as model for own facility and future auditing

Training Methodology

This innovative workshop will utilize a variety of adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This will include highly interactive and engaging group and individual activities, case studies and worked examples. Delegates will be encouraged to interact and engage with the course by exploring, discussing and debating the findings and conclusions of the standards using their own work related experiences.

This interactive training course includes the following training methodologies as a percentage of the total tuition hours:

  • 30% Lectures, Concepts, Role Play
  • 30% Workshops & Work Presentations, Techniques
  • 20% Based on Case Studies & Practical Exercises
  • 20% Videos, Software & General Discussions
  • Pre and Post Test

Organisational Impact

In attending this highly interactive workshop the organisation will greatly benefit through:

  • Managing the training and development function to recognized International standards
  • Alignment of business strategy to organisational development framework
  • Assured quality assurance procedures to recognized international standards
  • Improved leadership and management of the training and development function

Personal Impact

By attending this highly engaging workshop you will gain:

  • A Greater understanding of the ISO ISO/IEC 17025:1999 with ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standards
  • Structured approach to leading and managing training and development
  • Creating robust development quality assurance procedure aligned to development
  • Creating business cases to satisfy organisational development spend

Who Should Attend

Laboratory managers, responsible company/corporate management, lab personnel, persons responsible for documenting, implementing, maintaining or auditing the laboratory systems; internal, 2nd or 3rd party auditors.

Recommended Training

General knowledge of functional management, quality systems, and laboratory practices.



  • The Challenge for Top Management
  • Introduction to ISO/IEC 17025:2005
  • Eight Quality Management Principles

Day 2

  • Overview of ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Requirements
  • Introduction to ISO 9001:2000 Audit Traits

Day 3

  • Management of Audit Programs
  • Audit Planning and Preparation

Day 4

  • Performing the Audit
  • Writing Nonconformity Statements

Day 5

  • Closing Meeting
  • Completing the Audit Report
  • Corrective Action and Close Out


  • 08:30 – 10:15 First Session
  • 10:15 – 10:30 Coffee Break
  • 10:30 – 12:15 Second Session
  • 12:15 – 12:30 Coffee Break
  • 12:30 – 14:00 Third Session
  • 14:00 – 15:00 Lunch


 The Fee for the seminar, including instruction materials, documentation, lunch, coffee/tea breaks & snack :