ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Implementer

Why should you attend?

ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Implementer training enables you to develop the necessary expertise to support laboratories to meet the requirements of the standard by implementing a quality control system based on ISO/IEC 17025. During this training course, you will also gain a thorough understanding of the best practices of an LMS in testing and calibration laboratories in order to produce reliable measurement results and open your laboratory`s doors for accreditation and international recognition.

After mastering all the necessary concepts of Laboratory Management Systems, you can sit for the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Implementer” credential. By holding a PECB Lead Implementer Certificate, you will be able to demonstrate that you have the practical knowledge and professional capabilities to implement ISO/IEC 17025 in your laboratory.

Who should attend?

  • Individuals involved in Testing and Calibration Laboratories
  • Managers or consultants seeking to master the implementation of a Laboratory Management System
  • Laboratory technicians responsible for maintaining conformance with Testing and Calibration Laboratories Accreditation requirements
  • Individuals responsible for supporting the operations of a Testing and Calibration Laboratory
  • Technical experts seeking to prepare for Testing and Calibration Laboratories competence assessment

Learning objectives

  • Acknowledge the correlation between ISO/IEC 17025 and other standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Master the concepts, approaches, methods and techniques used for the implementation and effective management of a Laboratory Management System (LMS)
  • Learn how to interpret the ISO/IEC 17025 requirements in the specific context of the laboratory
  • Learn how to support a laboratory to perform testing and other operating activities
  • Acquire the expertise to advise a laboratory in implementing Laboratory Management System best practices

Educational approach

  • This training is based on both theory and  best practices used in the implementation of a LMS
  • Lecture sessions are illustrated with examples based on case studies
  • Practical exercises are based on a case study which includes role playing and discussions
  • Practice tests are similar to the Certification Exam

Prerequisites

A comprehensive knowledge of ISO/IEC 17025 and comprehensive knowledge of implementation principles.

Course Agenda

Day 1: Introduction to ISO/IEC 17025 and initiation of a LMS

Day 2: Plan the implementation of a LMS

Day 3: Implementation of a LMS

Day 4: LMS monitoring, measurement, continuous improvement and preparation for accreditation

Day 5: Certification Exam

Examination

The “PECB Certified ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Implementer” exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Programme (ECP). The exam covers the following competency domains:

Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of a Laboratory Management System (LMS)

Domain 2: Laboratory Management System (LMS)

Domain 3: Planning a LMS based on ISO/IEC 17025

Domain 4: Implementing a management system based on ISO/IEC 17025

Domain 5: Performance evaluation, monitoring and measurement of a LMS based on ISO/IEC 17025

Domain 6: Continual improvement of a LMS based on ISO/IEC 17025

Domain 7: Preparing for an accreditation

For more information about exam details, please visit Examination Rules and Policies

Certification

After successfully completing the exam, you can apply for the credentials shown on the table below. You will receive a certificate once you comply with all the requirements related to the selected credential. For more information about ISO/IEC 17025 certifications and the PECB certification process, please refer to the Certification Rules and Policies.

The requirements for PECB Implementer Certifications are:

Credential Exam Professional experience LAMS project experience Other requirements
PECB Certified ISO/IEC 17025 Provisional Implementer PECB Certified ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Implementer Exam or equivalent None None Signing the PECB Code of Ethics
PECB Certified ISO/IEC 17025 Implementer PECB Certified ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Implementer Exam or equivalent Two years: One year of work experience in technical and quality activities related to Laboratory Management Project activities: a total of 200 hours Signing the PECB Code of Ethics
PECB Certified ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Implementer PECB Certified ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Implementer Exam or equivalent Five years: Two years of work experience in technical and quality activities related to Laboratory Management Project activities: a total of 300 hours Signing the PECB Code of Ethics

To be considered valid, these implementation activities should follow best implementation practices and include most of the following activities:

  1. Drafting a LMS plan
  2. Initiating a LMS implementation
  3. Implementing a LMS
  4. Monitoring and managing a LMS implementation
  5. Performing continual improvement measures

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

Quick links

ISO/IEC 17025 Course Brochures


5
Training Days
31
CPD Certification
(Credits)
Exam
3
Exam Duration hours
Retake Exam
Language : English
Type : Classroom
Certification Fees: N/A
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