ISO 17025 LMS Lead Assessor

Master the Assessment of Testing and Calibration Laboratories based on ISO/IEC 17025

Course Description

The ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor training enables you to effectively lead a laboratory towards the ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation by enhancing your understanding of the laboratory's quality, administrative and technical operations. This training course will equip you with the necessary skills and expertise to plan and lead an ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation assessment.

Based on practical exercises, you will be able to master the assessment techniques and become competent to assess the compliance of laboratories with ISO/IEC 17025 requirements.

After mastering the necessary concepts related to the requirements of this standard, you can sit for the exam and apply for a "PECB Certified ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor" credential. By holding a PECB Lead Assessor Certificate, you will demonstrate that you have the capabilities to assess the competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories to provide reliable results based on best practices.


  • Individuals seeking to perform and lead an accreditation assessment of testing and calibration laboratories
  • Managers or consultants seeking to master an ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation assessment
  • Laboratory technicians responsible for maintaining conformance to ISO/IEC 17025 requirements
  • Technical experts seeking to prepare for a testing, sampling and/or calibration laboratory accreditation assessment

Delivery and duration

  • Self-Training: Learn at your own speed, on your own schedule and on your favorite device. Click here for details


  • Learn how to interpret the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025
  • Understand the operations of testing and calibration laboratories based on ISO/IEC 17025
  • Acknowledge the correlation between ISO/IEC 17025, ISO 9001 and other standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Understand the assessor's role in planning, leading, and following-up on assessments and accreditation

General Information

  • Certification fees are included in the exam price
  • Participant manual contains over 450 pages of information and practical examples
  • A certificate of attendance will be issued to the participants

Course Agenda

Day 1: Introduction to Laboratory Management Systems (LMS) and ISO/IEC 17025

  • Course objectives and structure
  • Standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Accreditation process
  • Fundamental concepts of ISO/IEC 17025
  • Laboratory Management System (LMS)

Day 2: Principles, preparation and launching of an assessment

  • Assessment concepts and principles
  • Assessment approach based on evidence and risk
  • Initiating the assessment
  • Stage 1 assessment
  • Preparing the stage 2 assessment (on-site assessment)

Day 3: On-site assessment activities

  • Stage 2 assessment
  • Communication during the assessment
  • Assessment procedures
  • Creating test plans
  • Drafting assessment findings and nonconformity reports

Day 4:Closing the assessment

  • Assessment documentation and quality assurance
  • Closing the assessment
  • Evaluation of action plans by the assessor
  • Following the initial assessment
  • Managing an internal audit programme
  • Competence and evaluation of assessors
  • Closing the training

Day 5: Certification Exam

  • Duration: 3 hours

Examination and Certification

The "Certified ISO 17025 Lead Assessor" exam fully meets the requirements of the Examination and Certification Program (ECP). The exam covers the following competence domains:

  • Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts of a Laboratory Management System (LMS)
  • Domain 2: Laboratory Management System (LMS)
  • Domain 3: Fundamental concepts and principles of assessment
  • Domain 4: Preparation of an ISO/IEC 17025 assessment
  • Domain 5: Conducting an ISO/IEC 17025 assessment
  • Domain 6: Closing an ISO/IEC 17025 assessment
  • Domain 7: Managing an ISO/IEC 17025 internal audit program

For more information about the exam, refer to PECB Exam Preparation Guide

After successfully completing the exam, participants can apply for the credentials of Certified ISO 17025 Provisional Assessor, Certified ISO 17025 Assessor or Certified ISO 17025 Lead Assessor, depending on their level of experience.

A certificate will be issued to participants who successfully passed the exam and comply with all the other requirements related to the selected credential.

For more information about ISO 17025 certifications and PECB certification process, refer to PECB section on ISO 17025 Lead Auditor

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