ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor

ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor (PECB)

Brief Course Description

This course teaches you the skills to plan and lead an ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation assessment for your own or another organization. One of our PECB certified instructors will teach this class live in a classroom setting. You may opt to join remotely. ISO/IEC 17025 specifically addresses the competence of testing and calibration laboratories. The certification exam will be hosted on the final day of the course. After you pass the exam, you will be able to apply for the credential that most closely matches your personal career experience. Once your application is verified, you will receive a certificate reflecting your credential from PECB.


Why should I take this course?

You will be able to run an assessment for any lab organization anywhere. This certification will enhance your skillset and will strengthen the organization you assist because you are certified.


How does it work?

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ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor (PECB)

How will you benefit from this course?

The ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor course trains you to lead a laboratory toward ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation by attuning you to the laboratory’s quality, administrative and technical operations. Once you finish this course, you will have the skills and expertise needed to plan and lead an ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation assessment.

Using exercises based on real cases, you have the ability to master techniques and to become fully prepared to assess laboratories’ compliance to ISO/IEC 17025 requirements.

At the end of the course, you will be able to take the exam and apply for a “PECB Certified ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor” credential. The credential shows that have mastered best practices in assessing laboratories and the lab’s readiness for accreditation.

Are you one of these?

  • Looking to conduct and lead an accreditation assessment of testing and calibration laboratories
  • A manager or consultant looking to master ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation assessment know how
  • Responsible for ensuring and maintaining  ISO/IEC 17025 conformance
  • An expert looking to prepare for an accreditation assessment of a testing and calibration laboratory


  • Learn how to interpret ISO/IEC 17025 requirements
  • Learn to see operations of testing and calibration laboratories through ISO/IEC 17025 standards
  • Recognize the relationships between ISO/IEC 17025, ISO 9001 and other standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Understand the assessor’s role in accreditation assessments

Educational approach

  • Utilize both theory and best practices in the teaching of accreditation assessments for testing and calibration laboratories
  • Lectures employ practical questions and examples
  • Practice tests prepare you for the Final Exam


A fundamental understanding of ISO/IEC 17025 and comprehensive knowledge of assessment principles and techniques.

ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor (PECB)

Daily agenda


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

Day 2: Principles, preparation and launching of an assessment

Day 3: On-site assessment activities

Day 4: Closing the assessment

Day 5: Final Exam

ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor (PECB)


The exam covers the following competency domains:

Domain 1: Essential principles and concepts of a Laboratory Management System (LMS)

Domain 2: LMS

Domain 3: Essential principles of assessment

Domain 4: Preparation for ISO/IEC 17025 assessments

Domain 5: Conducting 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 exam details, please visit Examination Rules and Policies


ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor (PECB)


Once you pass the exam, you can apply for the credentials appropriate to your experience. Once you demonstrate compliance with all requirements related to the selected credential, we will send you the official certificate for the credential. For more information about ISO/IEC 17025 certifications and the PECB certification process, please refer to the Certification Rules and Policies.

ISO/IEC Lead Assessor (PECB)

General Information

  • Certification and examination fees are all covered the course price.
  • You will receive over 450 pages of information and practical examples to assist you in class
  • You will be issued a participation certificate of 31 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits
  • If you fail the exam, you will be able to retake the exam within 12 months free of charge

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ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor (PECB)

This course teaches you the skills to plan and lead an ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation assessment


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