Master the implementation and management of Laboratory Management Systems (LMS) based on ISO/IEC 17025

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 “Certified ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Implementer” credential. By holding a 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 “Certified ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Implementer” exam fully meets the requirements of the 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

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. 

The requirements for Implementer Certifications are:

Credential

Exam

Professional experience

LAMS project experience

Other requirements

Certified ISO/IEC 17025 Provisional Implementer

Certified ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Implementer Exam or equivalent

None

None

Signing the Code of Ethics

Certified ISO/IEC 17025 Implementer

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 Code of Ethics

Certified ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Implementer

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 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.