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ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) Training Courses

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Instructor-Led Courses

ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Lead Assessor

The 4.5-day ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Lead Assessor training course is designed to further develop your understanding of ISO/IEC 17025 and help you understand how to plan and lead an ISO/IEC 17025 assessment. Attendees will gain an understanding of uncertainty, traceability, and PT/ILC and how they are assessed. This course will prepare you to meet technical demands of the assessor while providing practical exercises to aid comprehension. Attending an ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor training course is just one of the necessary steps in becoming a contract assessor for an Accreditation Body.


[4.5 days; $1,395 ASQ Member; $1,595 non-member]

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Internal Auditing to ISO/IEC 17025

The 2.5-day Internal Auditing to ISO/IEC 17025 training course prepares the internal auditor to clearly understand technical issues relating to an audit. Attendees of this course will learn how to coordinate a quality management system audit to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and collect audit evidence and document observations, including techniques for effective questioning and listening. This course is perfect laboratory managers, technical staff, and consultants and auditors of all types who want or need to learn better audit practices.


[2.5 day; $850 ASQ Member; $950 non-member]

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Fundamentals of Measurement Uncertainty

Attendees of the 2-day Fundamentals Measurement Uncertainty training course will learn a practical approach to measurement uncertainty applications, based on fundamental practices. Measurement uncertainty for both testing and calibration laboratories will be discussed. Attendees will gain an understanding of the steps required, accepted practices, and types of uncertainties that need to be considered by accredited laboratories.


[2 days; $745 ASQ Member; $795 non-member]

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Introduction to ISO/IEC 17025

The 1.5-day Introduction to ISO/IEC 17025 training course will help attendees understand and apply the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2017. Attendees will examine the origins of the standard and learn practical concepts such as document control, internal auditing, proficiency testing, traceability, measurement uncertainty, and method witnessing. Those involved with the standard and potentially seeking accreditation should attend this course. This could include top-level managers who require a fundamental understanding, as well as junior staff who need an overview of the standard. Individuals new to a company can also gain perspective in this course. For more in-depth training, the Internal Auditing to ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor training courses are recommended.


[1.5 days; $650 ASQ Member; $750 non-member]

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ISO/IEC 17020 and Audit Preparation for Forensic Agencies

Attend this two-day introductory training course to aid in the general preparation for ISO/IEC 17020 as it pertains to forensics. Learn about quality, concepts, ISO and the world of accreditation. This course will review the ISO/IEC 17020 standard requirements and ANAB forensic accreditation requirements (AR 3055). Attendees will also benefit from an overview of auditing principles.


[2 days; $600 ASQ Member; $650 non-member]

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Internal Auditing to ISO/IEC 17020

The 2.5-day Internal Auditing to ISO/IEC 17020 training course prepares the internal auditor to clearly understand technical issues relating to an audit. Attendees of this course will learn how to coordinate a quality management system audit to ISO/IEC 17020 and collect audit evidence and document observations, including techniques for effective questioning and listening. This course is perfect for managers, technical staff, and consultants and auditors who want or need to learn better audit practices.


[2.5 days; $850 ASQ member, $950 non-member]

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Navigating the New ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - Comparison to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 (Web-based)

This course, Navigating the New ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - Comparison to ISO/IEC 17025:2005, is self-paced, web-based training delivered through MindFlash. This course provides an introduction to the new ISO/IEC 17025:2017 structure and content, and presents a crosswalk comparison to the ISO/IEC 17025:2005. In addition, the course outlines the key changes to ISO/IEC 17025 by identifying those requirements that are new, substantially revised and deleted. The course is anticipated to take approximately two hours, but participants can move through the training at their own pace.

After payment for the training has processed, we will ask for your preferred start date and we will send you access to the training for three calendar days. Once you begin the training, you will be able to open and close the session as often as you like within those three calendar days. An attendance certificate will be emailed upon completion.

Please note: The information presented assumes that the attendee has a solid understanding of the structure and content of ISO/IEC 17025:2005. The information presented is not meant to instruct a laboratory on how to transition to the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 requirements or to demonstrate how to come into compliance with the new requirements. For specific accreditation program transition or accreditation requirement questions (e.g., to AR 3028, AR 3029, AR 2250 or AR 2251), contact an accreditation manager for the relevant program.


[Web-based; $200]

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