About the Program
In the current global scenario, an essential pre-requisite of trade is that any product or service accepted formally in one economy must also be free to circulate in other economies without extensive re-testing. WTO recognises that non acceptance of test results and measurement data is a technical barrier to trade. Accreditation is considered as the first essential step for facilitating mutual acceptance of test results and measurement data. NABL has been established with the objective of providing Government, Industry Associations and Industry in general with a scheme of Conformity Assessment Body’s accreditation which involves third-party assessment of the technical competence of testing including medical and calibration laboratories, proficiency testing providers and reference material producers.
The laboratory accreditation services to testing and calibration laboratories are provided in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025: 2017 ‘General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories’. ISO/IEC 17025:2017 is an international standard which sets outs the general requirements for the competence of testing & calibration laboratories. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition (ISO/IEC 17025: 2005), which has been technically revised. The main changes compared to the previous edition are as follows:
— the risk-based thinking applied in this edition has enabled some reduction in prescriptive requirements and their replacement by performance-based requirements;
— there is greater flexibility than in the previous edition in the requirements for processes, procedures, documented information and organizational responsibilities;
— a definition of laboratory has been added
This program aims to develop a good understanding about implementation of the requirements stipulated in ISO/IEC 17025: 2017 in testing and calibration laboratories which will help for promoting confidence in the operation of laboratories. This program contains various modules covering all the requirements given in ISO/IEC 17025: 2017 for laboratories to enable them to demonstrate that they operate competently, and are able to generate valid results.
What you will learn
This program provides an in-depth knowledge regarding various clauses of the standard ISO/IEC 17025: 2017 and after taking this on-line program, one shall be able to:
- Understand the requirements of various clauses given in the standard
- Implement the requirements of various clauses given in the standard to its own laboratory
- Understand various techniques to ensure implementation of the requirements
- Demonstrate that they operate competently, and are able to generate valid results
This program is meant for:
- Any person who is involved in the accreditation of testing and calibration laboratory preferably Graduate in Science or Diploma in Engineering/ Technology
- Any person from laboratory wishes to seek NABL accreditation for its own laboratory
- Any person wishes to develop understanding about the requirements of the standard before applying for accreditation
Benefits of Program:
After completing this program, the participants will be able to appreciate the basic concept of accreditation and acquire knowledge/ understanding about the documentation and implementation of management system in testing and/or calibration laboratory based on the requirements stipulated in ISO/ IEC 17025: 2017 which will enable them to demonstrate that they operate competently, and are able to generate valid results.