Elements of The New Standard

The new Standard is organized to show relevance against the ISO 9001 Standard. The Standard accounts for a laboratory that may be part of an organization adhering to a Quality Management System based on the ISO 9001 requirements. The new Standard applies to those principles.

The new Standard addresses the laboratory's quality management system through Option A or Option B requirements for Section 8: Management Requirements:

  • Option A addresses the requirements for laboratories not required to meet other ISO Standard quality management system requirements. This is for the laboratory seeking accreditation to ISO 17025 with a quality management system focused on those requirements.
  • Option B relates to laboratories that are certified or part of the organization ISO 9001 certified. However, Option B only fulfills the intent of the Management Requirements. The extent of the ability to meet those requirements must be evaluated by the laboratory. Any areas that do not meet the requirements would require action by the laboratory.


ISO 17025:2017 Transition Training

This highly participative course begins with a high-level overview of the differences between ISO 17025:2017 and ISO 17025:2005. Practical workshops and case studies help students understand and apply the new requirements of the ISO 17025:2017 standard. Learn the steps to take now to ensure a successful transition to ISO 17025:2017. This course also includes "Ask the Assessor" where students can gain valuable insight into what lead assessors and auditors are looking for and get practical real-world advice, best practices, and tips.

Click here to view the Labtopia Transitioning to The New ISO 17025:2017 Standard poster that was featured at this year's AOAC Conference