ISO/IEC 17025 Foundation

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Course Overview

ISO/IEC 17025 Foundation training enables you to learn the basic components to implement and manage a Laboratory Management System (LMS) as specified in ISO/IEC 17025. During this training course, you will be able to understand the different modules of a LMS, including LMS policy, procedures, performance measurements, management commitment, internal audit, management review and continual improvement.

After completing this course, you can sit for the exam and apply for the “PECB Certificate Holder in ISO/IEC 17025 Foundation” certificate. A PECB Foundation Certificate shows that you have understood the fundamental methodologies, requirements, framework and management approach.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the components and operations of a Laboratory Management System (LMS) Acknowledge the correlation between ISO/IEC 17025 and other standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Understand the approaches, methods and techniques used for the implementation and management of a LMS

Educational approach

  • Lecture sessions are illustrated with practical questions and examples
  • Practical exercises include examples and discussions
  • Practice tests are similar to the Certificate Exam



Target Audiance

  • Individuals involved in Testing and Calibration Laboratories Management
  • Individuals seeking to gain knowledge about the main processes of Laboratory Management Systems (LMS)
  • Individuals interested to pursue a career in Laboratory Management

Schedule Dates

ISO/IEC 17025 Foundation
27 May 2024 - 28 May 2024
ISO/IEC 17025 Foundation
27 August 2024 - 28 August 2024
ISO/IEC 17025 Foundation
27 November 2024 - 28 November 2024
ISO/IEC 17025 Foundation
27 February 2025 - 28 February 2025

Course Content

  • Introduction to Laboratory Management System (LMS) concepts as required by ISO/IEC 17025

  • Laboratory Management System requirements and Certificate Exam


ISO/IEC 17025 Foundation refers to the basic level of understanding and knowledge about the ISO/IEC 17025 standard for testing and calibration laboratories. This certification or training equips individuals with the foundational principles, requirements, and terminology of ISO/IEC 17025, enabling them to contribute effectively to the development, implementation, and maintenance of quality management systems within testing and calibration laboratories.

ISO/IEC 17025 Foundation training is suitable for individuals across various roles within testing and calibration laboratories, including laboratory managers, quality managers, technical staff, and personnel involved in laboratory operations. It is also beneficial for professionals seeking to enhance their understanding of quality management specific to testing and calibration activities and compliance with ISO/IEC 17025 requirements.

ISO/IEC 17025 Foundation training typically covers essential topics such as the purpose and scope of ISO/IEC 17025, the structure and requirements of the standard, key terminology, documentation requirements, management requirements, technical requirements, competence of personnel, calibration and testing methods, measurement uncertainty, and proficiency testing. Participants also learn about the importance of impartiality, confidentiality, and continual improvement in laboratory operations.

Obtaining ISO/IEC 17025 Foundation certification offers several benefits, including:

  • Enhanced understanding of quality management principles and practices specific to testing and calibration laboratories, as outlined in ISO/IEC 17025.
  • Improved ability to contribute to the development, implementation, and maintenance of quality management systems for testing and calibration activities within laboratories.
  • Recognition as a qualified professional with knowledge of international standards and requirements relevant to laboratory quality management.
    Potential career advancement opportunities in roles related to laboratory management, quality assurance, and compliance within the testing and calibration industry.
  • Contribution to the enhancement of testing and calibration activities, ensuring the accuracy, reliability, and traceability of measurement results provided by laboratories.
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