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ISO/IEC 17025:2017 – Laboratory Management Systems – Internal Auditor Training Course

Understand how to conduct internal audits of laboratory management systems to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 requirements with this internal auditor training course from SGS.

ISO/IEC 17015:2017 details the requirements for the competence, impartiality and consistent operation of laboratories. This course enables you to perform an internal audit of part of a laboratory management system (LMS) based on ISO/IEC 17025:2017 (or equivalent). It also enables you to report on the effective implementation and maintenance of the management system in accordance with ISO 19011 and to contribute to the continual improvement of the MS.

The course refers to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 as the management system standard that provides the context for internal audits. However, this course does not address ISO/IEC 17025:2017 in detail.

Why choose the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 internal auditor training course from SGS?

This course will enable you to:

  • Explain the process-based LMS model for ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and the role of an internal audit in the maintenance and improvement of an LMS – with reference to the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle
  • Explain the role and responsibilities of an auditor to plan, conduct, report and follow up an internal LMS audit in accordance with the principles given in ISO 19011 where appropriate
  • Plan, conduct, report and follow up an audit of an LMS to establish conformity (or otherwise) with ISO/IEC 17025 and in accordance with the principles given in ISO 19011 where appropriate

Learners will need to demonstrate acceptable performance in these areas in order to complete the course successfully.

Course Certification

Learners who are in attendance for the complete course will be issued with an SGS Certificate of Attendance.


Before starting this course, learners are expected to understand:

  • The Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle
  • Quality management systems (ISO 9001 or equivalent)
  • The requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2017, which may be gained by completing the SGS “Introduction to ISO/IEC 17025:2017” training course or equivalent

Course Content

This course comprises seven sessions:

  • Session 1: process-based laboratory management systems (LMS)
  • Session 2: auditing for continual improvement
  • Session 3: audit definition and principles
  • Session 4: planning and preparing for the audit
  • Session 5: on-site activities
  • Session 6: audit reporting and follow-up
  • Session 7: auditor competence and certification

Course Details

The course details are as follows:

  • Course duration: 2 days
  • Delivery methodology: face to face
  • Accreditation: SGS

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