Course Description

An integral part of a successful management system is a thoughtful audit program. An audit program is also essential and required to achieve and maintain accreditation. During this training, we provide a detailed review of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and related quality principles. Additional discussion on the relevant accreditation requirements is included. Guidance on practices related to ISO 19011, Guidelines for auditing management systems, is provided in the course. Hands-on audit activities are incorporated throughout the course so the participant can immediately begin to leverage the knowledge they gain during the course.  Development and use of checklists is an integral part of the curriculum. The course is presented over 3.5 days and there is an open book examination on the last day.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain specific knowledge, skills and abilities for designing an ISO/IEC 17025 compliant management system and for planning and conducting an internal audit within their own testing laboratory.
  • Develop the knowledge needed to assist a testing laboratory with preparation for an ISO/IEC 17025 assessment.

Course Schedule: The course will run from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm for the first three days and from 8:00 am to 11:00 am the fourth day.

Who Should Attend

New forensic laboratory staff, experienced staff who are transitioning to more quality related activities in the forensic laboratory, personnel the management are considering moving into management or supervisory roles, and persons wanting a detailed refresher on the accreditation requirements and auditing principles.

Upcoming Public Training Dates

September 9-12, 2019, Springfield, VA  -   Registration deadline: August 16

Venue - Holiday Inn Express Washington DC SW Springfield
               6401 Brandon Avenue
               Springfield, VA 22150

December 10-13, Emeryville, CA  - Registration deadline: November 15

Venue  -  Four Points by Sheraton San Francisco Bay Bridge
                 1603 Powell St.
                 Emeryville, CA

Cost: $850 per person 

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Note: The registration fee includes a copy of ISO/IEC 17025. Attendees are 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, 414-501-5376

Private On-site Training

The Forensic ISO/IEC 17025 Internal Auditor training is also available as an on-site course. Contact us at or 414-501-5445 for more information.

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