Master the implementation and management of Laboratory Management Systems (LMS) based on ISO 17025:2017.

This four-day intensive course enables participants to develop the necessary expertise to support laboratories to meet the requirements of the standard by implementing a quality control system based on ISO 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.

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  • 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.
  • Acknowledge the correlation between ISO 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 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.

Day 1: Introduction to ISO 17025 and initiation of an LMS

  • Course objective and structure
  • Standard and regulatory framework
  • Laboratory Management System
  • Basic Concepts in Testing and Calibration
  • Initiating the LMS implementation
  • Understanding the organization and clarifying the objectives
  • Analysis of the existing system

Day 2: Plan the implementation of an LMS

  • Leadership and approval of the LMS project
  • LMS scope
  • Laboratory policies
  • Definition of the organizational structure
  • Definition of the document management process

Day 3: Implementation of a LMS

  • Design of controls and drafting of specific policies & procedures
  • Communication plan
  • Training and awareness plan
  • Resource Management
  • Customer Management
  • Operations Management

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

  • Monitoring, Analysis, and Evaluation
  • Internal Audit
  • Management Review
  • Treatment of problems and nonconformities
  • Continual improvement
  • Preparing for the accreditation
  • Competence and evaluation of implementers
  • Closing the training

This training is based on both theory and practice:

  • Sessions of lectures illustrated with examples based on real cases;
  • Practical exercises based on a full case study including role playing and oral presentations;
  • Review exercises to assist the exam preparation;
  • Practice test similar to the certification exam.

To benefit from the practical exercises, the number of training participants is limited.

  • The “PECB Certified ISO 17025 Lead Implementer” exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Program (ECP). The exam covers the following competence domains:
    • Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of a Laboratory Management System (LMS)
    • Domain 2: Laboratory Management System (LMS)
    • Domain 3: Planning an LMS based on ISO 17025
    • Domain 4: Implementing a management system based on ISO 17025
    • Domain 5: Performance evaluation, monitoring and measurement of a LMS based on ISO 17025
    • Domain 6: Continual improvement of a LMS based on ISO 17025
    • Domain 7: Preparing for an accreditation.
  • The “PECB Certified ISO 17025 Lead Implementer” exam is available in different languages (the complete list of languages can be found in the examination application form);
  • The exam is available online, please refer to PECB Exams User Manual;
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • For more information about ISO 17025 exam and certification, refer to ISO 17025 Lead Implementer Exam & Certification.

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