Forensic ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Technical Assessor Training

Course Description

If you are interested in serving as an ANAB Technical Assessor and learning the mechanics of the assessment process, this is the course for you!

The primary goal of this course is to train individuals to serve as an ANAB technical assessor in the application of ISO 19011, Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems, during the assessment of a forensic science testing or calibration laboratory.  This course will provide an attendee with a thorough review of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and the Forensic Science Testing and Calibration Laboratories Accreditation Requirements (AR 3125) and the assessment process.  In addition, through various practical exercises, classroom discussions and a final examination, each attendee will gain specific knowledge regarding how to apply the accreditation requirements to a forensic science testing or calibration laboratory and learn numerous assessment methods and skills for collecting objective evidence.  

Learning Objectives

  • Acquire sufficient knowledge and skills to be a competent Technical Assessor when serving on an ANAB assessment 
  • Gain an understanding of the accreditation requirements and the ANAB accreditation process
  • Learn how to apply ISO/IEC 17025 and the forensic accreditation requirements (AR 3125) to a forensic laboratory
  • Obtain information regarding assessment methods and skills for collecting objective evidence

Course Schedule

Total Course Duration:        4.25 days, 34 hours

Offsite Course Schedule (1 day):  Approximately, eight hours of online self-paced, web-based review of quality concepts, ISO and the Development of ISO/IEC 17025; ANAB History and the Accreditation Program; Review of the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and ANAB Requirements for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (AR 3125); as well as Tips for Applying ISO/IEC 17025:2017. An email with a link for the online portion of this course will be sent, at a minimum, two weeks prior to the start of class.  The online course portion must be completed prior to the first day of the onsite portion of this course.  

Onsite Course Schedule (3.25 days): 

Tuesday - Thursday:  8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Friday:  8:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Onsite/in-person course content includes a thorough review of the ANAB assessment process detailing the technical assessor’s role and responsibilities, preparing for and conducting an assessment activity, using ShareFile and the assessor’s note form as well as discussing and employing, through practical exercises, various assessment methods for collecting and verifying objective audit evidence.  NOTE:  Individual participants will need to bring a laptop, tablet or iPad with internet capability for full participation in practical exercises. 

Upcoming Public Training Dates

Location Date Status
St. Louis, MO March 26-29, 2019 COURSE FULL
Huntington, WV June 25-28, 2019 Registration Deadline: June 7
Minneapolis, MN August 6-9, 2019 Registration Deadline: July 17
Mesa, AZ December 9-13, 2019 Registration Deadline: Nov 15

Cost: $1,195 per person

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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.  

Registration and Billing Information:
Amy Levasseur, Program Assistant

Private On-site Training                                       

The Forensic ISO/IEC 17025 Assessor Training (Testing) course is also available as on-site training. Private on-site courses are a great option for organizations that have several staff members that need the training. Contact us at or 414-501-5466 for more information. 

Interested in being a Technical Assessor for ANAB Forensic Accreditation Programs?

The ANAB Assessor Manual for Forensic Accreditation Programs (ANAB Manual del Evaluador para los Programas de Acreditación Forenseprovides information on required qualifications and more.

Complete the Forensic Technical Assessor Application.

Questions:  Please contact or 414-501-5494 (option 2)