ISO IEC 17025 Lead Assessor Training

Program Overview

ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor Training is organised by Ascendent Technology. This course addresses the management of audit programmes and auditing of quality management system laid down in ISO 19011:2002 Guidelines for quality and/or environmental management systems auditing.

Over the next five days there are series of lectures and workshops. Participant may find that the workload is quite challenging. The facilitator is here to help and encourage learning and participation by bringing considerable experience of quality management and auditing which they are happy to share.

Participant input is needed to make this course successful and enjoyable. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and to take part in the classroom discussions as well as conducting audit in a laboratory.

Course Objectives

The objective of the course is to provide training for potential auditors in the principles and practices of auditing quality management systems (ISO/IEC 17025). The course should enable participant to evaluate good auditing practice and encourage an attitude of self-criticism and analysis of participant own performance as a means of developing constructive auditor skills.

The above objective will be achieved through a comprehensive series of lectures and exercises, reinforced by practical workshops. The course is designed to encourage full participation and make participant learning an enjoyable experience.

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  • Deeper understanding of SAMM ISO/IEC 17025 to implement in more effective manner
  • Manage laboratory meeting international requirements
  • Understand SAMM assessment procedure
  • Train internal auditors for the laboratory QMS
  • Act as internal auditor and consultant auditor
  • Enhance knowledge of laboratory QMS


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  • Laboratory experiences
  • Command of English

The Examination

The examination is a 2-hour written test. The examination is designed to test participant understanding of ISO/IEC 17025 requirements, the principles of quality management, the principles and practices of quality management system auditing. All the material is covered in the lecture notes, workshops, and the ISO/IEC 17025.

It is strongly recommended that participant review the course notes, the standard, handouts and participant's own notes during the evenings.

The overall passing mark is 70% with a minimum of 40% in each section of the examination.