ISO 17025 Lead assessor Training

ISO 17025 lead assessor training from Sync Resource will help you to develop all the necessary skills and expertise to assess an ISO 17025 based Lab Management System, by applying best and widely recognized assessment principles, procedures and techniques, to ensure that the laboratory or staff is competent in managing and maintaining its Lab Management System.

This lead assessor training will also help you gain the knowledge and develop the skills to professionally and proficiently plan and perform not only internal but also the external assessments in compliance with ISO 17025 standard, and the accreditation process.

In short, this training will help you master all tools and techniques necessary for the ISO 17025 internal and external assessment to competently, manage an assessment program or an assessment team, communicate with customers, and conflict resolution.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn to perform Lab Management System internal/external assessment
  • Learn to lead LMS assessment or assessment team
  • Understand the operations of a Lab Management System (LMS) based on ISO 17025
  • Understand the correlation between ISO 17025, ISO 9001 other ISO standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Understand your role as an LMS assessor to plan, lead and follow up on a management system assessment according to ISO 17025
  • Acquire all the necessary skills and knowledge to plan an assessment, lead an assessment, draft reports, and follow-up on an assessment in compliance with ISO 17025
  • Learn how to interpret the requirements of ISO 17025 in the context of an LMS assessment
  • Learn how to lead an assessment and assessment team
  • Improve your skills to analyze the internal and external environment of a laboratory, and your assessment decision-making in the context of an LMS

Who Should Attend?

  • Internal Lab Management System assessors
  • Anyone involved in performing and leading the ISO 17025 accreditation assessment
  • Members of an LMS assessment team
  • Project managers or consultants wanting to master the ISO 17025 assessment process
  • Any individual responsible for the conformity in a laboratory
  • LMS Consultants or Expert advisers
  • Technical experts seeking to prepare for a testing, sampling and/or calibration laboratory accreditation assessment

ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Training

Course Agenda

Duration: 5 Days

Day 1: Introduction to Quality Management Systems (QMS) and ISO 9001 Standard

  • Course objective and structure
  • Standard and regulatory framework
  • Fundamental principles of quality management
  • Certification process
  • Quality Management System (QMS)

Day 2: Audit principles, preparation and launching of an audit

  • Fundamental audit concepts and principles
  • Audit approach based on evidence and risk
  • Initiating the audit
  • Stage 1 audit
  • Preparing the stage 2 audit (on-site audit)
  • Stage 2 audit (Part 1)

Day 3: On-site audit activities

  • Stage 2 audit (Part 2)
  • Communication during the audit
  • Audit procedures
  • Creating audit test plans
  • Drafting audit findings and non-conformity reports

Day 4: Closing the audit

  • Documentation of the audit and quality review
  • Closing the audit
  • Evaluating action plans by the auditor
  • Beyond the initial audit
  • Managing an internal audit programme
  • Competence and evaluation of auditors
  • Closing the training

Day 5: Certification Exam

ISO 17025 Lead Assessor Training

Examination

The Sync Resource ISO 17025 lead assessor training fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Programme (ECP).

The “PECB Certified ISO 17025 Lead Assessor” exam is available in different languages (the complete list of languages can be found in the examination application form)
Duration: 3 hours

The exam covers the following competency domains:

Domain 1: Fundamental Principles and Concepts in Lab Management

Main Objective: To ensure that the ISO 17025 Lead Assessor candidate can understand, interpret and illustrate the main Lab Management concepts related to a Lab Management System (LMS)

Domain 2: Lab Management Systems (LMS)

Main Objective: To ensure that the ISO 17025 Lead Assessor candidate can understand, interpret and illustrate the main concepts and components of a ISO 17025 based Lab Management System

Domain 3: Fundamental Assessment Concepts and Principles

Main Objective: To ensure that the ISO 17025 Lead Assessor candidate can understand, interpret and apply the main concepts and principles related to a LMS Assessment in the context of ISO 17025

Domain 4: Preparation of an ISO 17025 Assessment

Main Objective: To ensure that the ISO 17025 Lead Assessor candidate can prepare appropriately a LMS Assessment in the context of ISO 17025

Domain 5: Conduct of an ISO 17025 Assessment

Main Objective: To ensure that the ISO 17025 Lead Assessor candidate can conduct efficiently a LMS Assessment in the context of ISO 17025

Domain 6: Conclusion and follow-up of an ISO 17025 Assessment

Main Objective: To ensure that the ISO 17025 Lead Assessor candidate can conclude a LMS Assessment, and conduct the follow-up activities in the context of ISO 17025

Domain 7: Management of an ISO 17025 Assessment Program

Main Objective: To ensure that the ISO 17025 Lead Assessor understands how to establish and manage a LMS Assessment program

ISO 17025 Lead Assessor Training

Certification

After successfully passing the exam, you can apply for the credentials shown on the table below. Certification will be provided once you comply with all the requirements related to the selected credential.

The requirements for PECB Implementer Certifications are: 

Credential Exam Professional Experience LMS Assessment Experience Other Requirements
PECB Certified ISO 17025 Provisional Assessor PECB Certified ISO 17025 Lead Assessor Exam None None Signing the PECB
code of ethics
PECB Certified ISO 17025 Assessor PECB Certified ISO 17025 Lead Assessor Exam Two years; One year of LMS related work experience Lab Management System activities totaling 200 hours Signing the PECB code of ethics
PECB Certified ISO 17025 Lead Assessor PECB Certified ISO 17025 Lead Assessor Exam Five years; Two years of LMS related work experience Lab Management System activities totaling 300 hours Signing the PECB code of ethics
PECB Certified ISO 17025 Senior Lead Assessor PECB Certified ISO 17025 Lead Assessor Exam Ten years; Seven years of LMS related work experience Lab Management System activities totaling 1000 hours Signing the PECB code of ethics

ISO 17025 Lead Assessor Training

General Information

  • Certification fees are included on the exam price
  • Training material containing over 450 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed
  • A participation certificate of 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued
  • In case of exam failure, you can retake the exam within 12 months for free