ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor Certification

The ISO/IEC 17025 Assessor certifications are credentials for professionals needing to audit the Laboratory Management System (LMS) and, in case of the “ISO 17025 Lead Auditor” Certification, able to manage a team of auditors.

The principal competencies and knowledge skills needed by the market are the ability to proficiently plan and perform audits compliant with the certification process of the ISO 17025:2005 standard and to master the audit techniques and to manage (or be part of) audit teams and audit program.

Various professions may apply for this certification:

  • Internal auditors
  • Auditors wanting to perform audits to ISO 17025
  • Project managers or consultants wanting to master the Laboratory Management System audit process of laboratories
  • Laboratory managers
  • Quality managers
  • Laboratories seeking ISO 17025 accreditation
  • Technical experts wanting to prepare for a laboratory audit function

The requirements for “Auditor” certifications are:

Credential Exam Professional experience MS audit/ assessment experience Other requirements
ISO/IEC 17025 Provisional Assessor PECB ISO 17025 Lead Assessor exam or equivalent None None Signing the PECB code of ethics
ISO/IEC 17025 Asessor PECB Certified ISO 17025 Lead Assessor exam or equivalent Two years: One year of work experience in related field Assessment activities totaling 200 hours Signing the PECB code of ethics
ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor PECB Certified ISO 17025 Lead Assessor exam or equivalent Five years: Two years of work experience in related field Assessment activities totaling 300 hours Signing the PECB code of ethics

If an applicant doesn’t have all requirements to apply for the credentials of ISO 17025 Lead Auditor he/she may apply for the credentials of ISO 17025 Auditor or ISO 17025 Provisional auditor.

For certification purposes, the following audit types constitute valid audit experience: 

  1. Pre-assessment/pre-audit
  2. Gap analysis
  3. Internal audits
  4. Second party audits
  5. Third/external audits
  6. Opinion audit

To be considered valid, these audits should follow best audit practices and include most of the following activities:

  1. Audit planning
  2. Audit interview
  3. Managing an audit program
  4. Drafting audit reports
  5. Drafting non-conformity reports
  6. Drafting audit working documents
  7. Documentation review
  8. On-Site Audit
  9. Non-conformity follow-up actions
  10. Leading a team of auditors

 

Informations and registration:

Poza-site-ANAlexandra Niculae, Training Director ENVISO

alexandra.niculae@enviso.org

0723.592.977


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