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This course is a comprehensive look at the requirements of the International Standard, ISO/IEC 17025 – General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories.  The subject matter enables an understandable explanation of the standard and an introduction to the documentation employed in management systems. 

The tools to be employed in the implementation of management systems will be introduced.  Participants will learn how to interpret the requirements of the standard so that the management system development process can begin.

  • Identify and describe the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025
  • Describe the types of documentation to be employed in developing a management system
  • Identify tools to be used in management system development
  • Identify the steps in the accreditation process
  • Introductions and review of objectives
  • Course introduction
  • Overview of conformity assessment and accreditation process
  • Quality system documentation
  • Requirements of ISO/IEC 17025
  • Introduction to SPO Analysis
  • Introduction to quality project plans
  • Gap analysis
  • Introduction to 20 Milestones to Accreditation


  • ISO/IEC 17025 – General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories
  • Participant Manual
  • Sample documents (Handouts)
  • Literature describing accreditation scheme, and the steps in the accreditation process
  • Course CD with additional resources
  • Pre-Course quiz to evaluate the attendee’s current awareness of ISO/IEC 17025 and accreditation; and
  • Final quiz to demonstrate the attendee’s ability in applying the knowledge gained from this course

For registration and further information

Damien Chapman

Email: damien.chapman@ttbs.org.tt

Dymphana McEachrane

Email: dymphana.mceachrane@ttbs.org.tt 

Premier Quality Services Limited

2 Century Drive, Trincity Industrial Estate, Macoya

Phone: (868) 662-8827 Ext. 2501, 2505, 2507

             (868) 645-9026/ 9268        

Fax:      (868) 645-8879