ISO/IEC 17025 Training for Forensic Agencies

ISO/IEC 17025 and Audit Preparation for Forensic Test Agencies

Course Description

Attend this three-day introductory training course to aid in the general preparation for ISO/IEC 17025 as it pertains to forensic agencies. Learn about the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), ISO standards, and the hierarchies in the world of ISO accreditation and standards. Get a detailed look at ISO/IEC 17025, the specific requirements and guidelines for forensic test agencies, corrective actions, principles of auditing, the internal audit, and the accreditation process. This training is intended for agencies that have crime laboratories that do analytical forensic chemistry.


Learning Objectives

  • Understand ISO/IEC 17025 requirements as they relate to forensic agencies
  • Review important concepts such as internal audits, traceability, and uncertainty
  • Examine the origin of the standard, the benefits of accreditation, and the role of accreditation bodies
  • Benefit from hands-on exercises and group discussions


Who Should Attend

Forensic professionals who deal with the ISO/IEC 17025 standard.


Upcoming Public Training Dates

April 24-26, 2017, Alexandria, VA

Cost: ASQ member $750, non-ASQ member $800

Note: If the minimum number of registrations are not received by deadline, public training courses are subject to cancellation. Please check before purchasing your airfare.


Private On-site Training                                      

The ISO/IEC 17025 and Audit Preparation for Forensic Test Agencies training course is available as an on-site course. Private on-site courses are a great option for organizations that have 5 or more staff members that need the training. Contact Caroline Trenner at or 414-501-5466 for more information.