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Steps to ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation

  1. Learn about the Standard
  2. Perform a Gap Analysis
  3. Plan your project
  4. Train your organization
  5. Document your Quality Management System
  6. Implement your QMS and conduct business
  7. Audit your QMS
  8. Accreditation Audit

1. Learn About 17025

Each organization should receive general training on ISO/IEC 17025 to expand their knowledge and are aware of what the organization needs to do in order to meet the requirements of the standard.

2. Perform 17025 Gap Analysis

Use the Gap Analysis Checklist to determine where you need to change your existing QMS.

3. Plan Your 17025 Implementation Project

Create a Project Plan to determine

4. Educate Your Organization on 17025

All of your employees will need to be trained to work with the 17025 Quality System.

5. Design & Document Your 17025 Quality Management System

Design and document your ISO/IEC 17025 general requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories quality manual and procedures. The biggest portion of the project is looking at your current processes, and redesigning them to address all of the requirements of the standard. Once you have modified or developed processes to meet the standard, you will need to control those processes. Documenting the processes as Quality System procedures is part of this control.

6. Use & Improve Your 17025 QMS

Once your system is developed and documented, employees will follow the procedures, collect records and make improvements to the system. For approximately three months or more, your organization will run the QMS, collecting records.

7. Audit the 17025 QMS Performance

Use and improve your QMS – Is it working? You will conduct internal audits to see how your system is working and to improve it. This prepares you for an Audit.

8. Achieve 17025 Accreditation

Use our ISO/IEC 17025 All-in-One Documentation & Training Package and implement your system yourself. It includes what you need in order to save time and money and be successful.

To achieve accreditation, you will need to select a Accrediation Body who will preform an audit.

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