ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Update: Everything Old is New Again

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    Speaker: Michael Brodsky

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    Duration: 60 Minutes
    Product Code: 50238
    Level: Intermediate


ISO/IEC 17025:2005 is the international standard for theGeneral requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories and has been updated and revised. The new version is was released November 29, 2017. What are the changes and how will they impact your current Quality Management System? Similarly, developing a QMS is a prerequisite for getting accredited. What are the new requirements that need to be addressed? This webinar will discuss the changes in the standard and their impact on your QMS.


Many laboratories have successfully developed and implementing a functional quality management system that not only complies with the management and technical requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2005 but also meets their needs. Some are still struggling to get accredited and even those already accredited still have issues as evidenced by the number of non-conformances cited during the subsequent biannual audits.


  • What is Laboratory Accreditation
  • Components of a Quality Management System (QMS)
  • Changes in ISO/IEC 17025:2017 vs. 17025:2005
  • Meeting the requirements of the ISO/IEC 17025:2017


What are the new requirements of ISO/IEC 17015:2017? Have the rules changed?  How does the new standard impact laboratories that are already accredited and how do you ensure staff adherence and on-going compliance to minimize corrective actions arising from accreditation audits?


This webinar will provide valuable assistance to:

  • Laboratory Managers
  • QA Managers
  • QC Analysts


Years of Experience: 42+ years

Areas of Expertise: Environmental Microbiology

Michael Brodsky has been an Environmental Microbiologist for more than 42 years. He is a Past President of the Ontario Food Protection Association, The International Association for Food Protection and AOAC International.

He serves as co-Chair for the AOAC Expert Review Panel for Microbiology, as a scientific reviewer in Microbiology for the AOAC OMA and the AOAC Research Institute, as a reviewer for Standard Method for the Examination of Water and Wastewater and as a chapter editor on QA for the Compendium of Methods in Microbiology.

He is also a lead auditor/assessor in microbiology for the Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation (CALA) and is vice-chair of the CALA Board of Directors.

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