A Guide to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Accreditation
The Essential Quality Standard for Testing and Calibration Labs

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What is ISO/IEC 17025 Certification?
ISO/IEC 17025 enables laboratories to demonstrate that they operate competently, to an agreed framework, generating valid results, thereby promoting confidence in their work both nationally and around the world.
ISO/IEC 17025 helps facilitate cooperation between laboratories and other bodies by generating wider acceptance of test results between countries. Test reports and certificates are accepted by one country to another without the need for further testing, which, in turn, accelerates and improves confidence in international trade. To find out more - Contact us now

Who is ISO/IEC 17025 for ? – ISO/IEC 17025 is useful for any organization that performs testing, sampling or calibration and wants reliable results. This includes all types of laboratories, whether they be owned and operated by government, industry or, in fact, any other organization. The standard is also useful to universities, research centres, governments, regulators, inspection bodies, product certification organizations and other conformity assessment bodies with the need to do testing, sampling or calibration.

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How do I get ISO/IEC 17025 certified?
ISO/IEC 17025 is very technical, so achieving ISO 17025 accreditation can feel overwhelming; this is why many testing and calibration laboratories choose to use the expertise of an Experienced ISO17025 consultant – someone who will support and guide you through the implementation process. Our experienced consultants take the lead in auditing your business, helping you use the results to improve your testing and calibration and your laboratory’s quality management system. There is also room for training if you think your business will benefit from this.

Accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025 plays an important role in supporting the provision of accurate and reliable results from laboratory testing, calibration, sampling and measurement services across many sectors.
The technical competence of a laboratory depends on a number of factors including:
  • The qualifications, training and experience of the staff
  • The right equipment – properly calibrated and maintained
  • Adequate quality assurance procedures
  • Proper sampling practices
  • Appropriate testing procedures
  • Valid test methods
  • Traceability of measurements to national standards
  • Accurate recording and reporting procedures
  • Suitable testing facilities
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