ISO 17025 LMS Lead Implementer

Master the implementation and management of Laboratory Management Systems (LMS) based on ISO/IEC 17025

Course Description

ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Implementer training enables you to develop the necessary expertise to support laboratories to meet the requirements of the standard by implementing a quality control system based on ISO/IEC 17025. During this training course, you will also gain a thorough understanding of the best practices of an LMS in testing and calibration laboratories in order to produce reliable measurement results and open your laboratory's doors for accreditation and international recognition.

After mastering all the necessary concepts of Laboratory Management Systems, you can sit for the exam and apply for a "PECB Certified ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Implementer" credential. By holding a PECB Lead Implementer Certificate, you will be able to demonstrate that you have the practical knowledge and professional capabilities to implement ISO/IEC 17025 in your laboratory.


  • Individuals involved in Testing and Calibration Laboratories
  • Managers or consultants seeking to master the implementation of a Laboratory Management System
  • Laboratory technicians responsible for maintaining conformance with Testing and Calibration Laboratories Accreditation requirements
  • Individuals responsible for supporting the operations of a Testing and Calibration Laboratory
  • Technical experts seeking to prepare for Testing and Calibration Laboratories competence assessment

Delivery and duration

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


  • Acknowledge the correlation between ISO/IEC 17025 and other standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Master the concepts, approaches, methods and techniques used for the implementation and effective management of a Laboratory Management System (LMS)
  • Learn how to interpret the ISO/IEC 17025 requirements in the specific context of the laboratory
  • Learn how to support a laboratory to perform testing and other operating activities
  • Acquire the expertise to advise a laboratory in implementing Laboratory Management System best practices

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
  • In case of failure of the exam, participants are allowed to retake it for free under certain conditions

Course Agenda

Day 1: Introduction to ISO/IEC 17025 and initiation of a LMS

  • Course objective and structure
  • Standard and regulatory framework
  • Laboratory Management System
  • Basic Concepts in Testing and Calibration
  • Initiating the LMS implementation
  • Understanding the organization and clarifying the objectives
  • Analysis of the existing system

Day 2: Plan the implementation of a LMS

  • Leadership and approval of the LMS project
  • LMS scope
  • Laboratory policies
  • Definition of the organizational structure
  • Definition of the document management process

Day 3: Implementation of a LMS

  • Design of controls and drafting of specific policies & procedures
  • Communication plan
  • Training and awareness plan
  • Resource Management
  • Customer Management
  • Operations Management

Day 4: LMS monitoring, measurement, continuous improvement and preparation for accreditation

  • Monitoring, Analysis, and Evaluation
  • Internal Audit
  • Management Review
  • Treatment of problems and nonconformities
  • Continual Improvement
  • Preparing for the accreditation
  • Competence and evaluation of implementers
  • Closing the training

Day 5: Certification Exam

  • Duration: 3 hours

Examination and Certification

The "Certified ISO 17025 Lead Implementer" exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB 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: Planning a LMS based on ISO/IEC 17025
  • Domain 4: Implementing a management system based on ISO/IEC 17025
  • Domain 5: Performance evaluation, monitoring and measurement of a LMS based on ISO/IEC 17025
  • Domain 6: Continual improvement of a LMS based on ISO/IEC 17025
  • Domain 7: Preparing for an accreditation

The "Certified ISO 17025 Lead Implementer" exam is available in different languages including English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

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

After successfully completing the exam, participants can apply for the credential of Certified ISO/IEC 17025 Provisional Implementer, Certified ISO/IEC 17025 Implementer or Certified ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Implementer, depending on their level of experience.

A certificate will be issued to participants who successfully pass 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 Implementer

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