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Acquire audit skills and know how on ISO/IEC 17025 Laboratory QMS


The purpose of this training course is to provide knowledge and skills required to perform first, second and third-party assessments of laboratory QMS against ISO/IEC 17025, in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17011, as applicable. This training course has been adapted to requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 for the competence in testing and calibration laboratories.

Capitalizing on the powerful Accelerated Learning Technique, this course spends a good portion of the time on discussions, exercises and case studies to help students to consolidate knowledge and acquire hands on experience that are instrumental in their capacity as a QMS auditor or as a quality professional in a laboratory environment. Students who passed the continuous assessment and the 2-hour closed book examination will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement. This course satisfies the training requirement for certification as a CQI IRCA registered QMS Lead Auditor/Auditor.

Duration: 5 - day course


On completion, successful students will be able to:


Describe the purpose of a QMS and the technical requirements of ISO/IEC 17025
Explain the role of an assessor to plan, conduct, report and follow up an assessment in accordance with ISO/IEC 17011


Plan, conduct, report and follow up an assessment of a laboratory based on ISO/IEC 17025

Topics to be covered in this course include:

General introduction
ISO 9000 series and laboratory QMS; ISO/IEC 17025 requirements
Document and record review
Assessment planning
On-site assessment; Assessment skills
Reporting NC reports
Assessment report and follow up


There is a balance between knowledge-based presentation, discussions, exercises and case studies. About two third of the time is spent on activity based learning. A mock examination paper will be discussed throughout the course to help students to be familiar with the style of the examination. Certificates will only be issued to participants with 100% full attendance.

This CQI IRCA Certified course is conducted under the license of, and certificates are issued in collaboration with ALC 06022954.


This course is specially designed for:

Staff who are responsible to establish, implement and maintain a laboratory QMS
Potential assessors nominated by accreditation bodies who wish to receive an intensive training in order to fulfill the prerequisite requirements of assessors/lead assessors
Those who wish to explore career opportunities in testing and calibration laboratories


CQI IRCA recommends that students are expected to have the following prior knowledge:

• QMP and concepts: the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) cycle; the relationship between QM and customer satisfaction; QM terms and definitions and the 8 Q Principles as given in ISO 9000; the process approach used in QM; The QMS Process Model, the structure and content of ISO 9001.
• The requirements of ISO 9001 and ISO/IEC 17025, which may be gained by completing a CQI IRCA certified QMS Foundation Training course or equivalent.


With a global vision, Alauda Learning Centre (ALC) offers personal development programmes as well as training solutions to individuals and multinationals.  ALC specializes in management training and CQI IRCA (UK) certified training courses. Collaborating with local partners, ALC training courses are delivered in over twenty countries with stringent quality assurance measures to ensure world class delivery.  All local tutors are qualified directly by ALC through a series of competence tests.

    • World-class training – by learning from TÜV SÜD’s industry experts and training specialists

    • Interactive learning style – with interactive formats such as lectures, illustrations and simulations are used

    • Networking opportunity – where you can meet and build network with like-minded individuals at our instructor-led training

    • Gain a competitive edge – by getting trained by experts known in the fields of safety, security and sustainability

  • FAQs
    1. How do I enroll for the course?
      To enroll, fill out the form accordingly.
    2. What is the course methodology?
      Participants will learn through role plays, case studies, group exercises, scenarios and discussions.
    3. Are there any tests in the middle of the course?
      There are continuous assessment and specimen examination in the middle of the course. 
    4. Can I get a refund if I cancel my enrollment?
      Yes, please contact us at [email protected] for more details. Terms and conditions apply.
    5. Can I also attend E-learning courses on top of attending the instructor-led course?
      Yes, you can register to any e-learning courses. If you have special requirements, please contact us at [email protected] and we can customise a suitable package for you.
    6. Upon completion of the course, would I get a certificate for completion?
      Yes, you will receive a Certificate of Achievement if you successfully passed the examination, or a Certificate of Attendance if you failed the examination.
    7. Who developed the course and what are their qualifications? 
      Alauda Learning Centre (ALC) has a Product Development Team within the organization and they form Task Forces (each consists of 2 to 3 people) to develop different courses.  They are highly qualified with doctorate degrees, master degrees and bachelor degrees from reputable universities in the UK and Asia. Some of them are ISO Technical Committee Members and they are IRCA certified lead auditors in different disciplines. In total, they have accumulated more than 100 years of industrial experience and in addition, more than 100 years of ISO management system related experience in auditing, consulting and training.

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