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ISO/IEC 17025:2017

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The Value of ISO 17025:2017

ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Testing and Calibration Laboratories

ISO/IEC 17025:2017 is the international standard for the requirements for organizations that perform testing, sampling and calibration services. The requirements address their ability to provide valid and reliable results from those services. An organization may become accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 whether they are private- or government-owned and regardless of size. It can also be used by universities, research centers, governments, regulators, inspection bodies and product certification organizations. 

Accreditation to ISO /IEC 17025:2017 is important to world trade because it: 

  • Helps to standardize procedures for testing, sampling, and calibration services across borders 

  • Creates cooperation between organizations and other companies, bodies, associations, etc. 

  • Promotes the acceptance of results between countries. 

The latest version of the standard covers technical changes, vocabulary and developments in IT techniques, while taking into consideration the latest version of ISO 9001

Why become accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2017? 

Becoming accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2017, the international standard for testing and calibration laboratories offers numerous benefits for organizations involved in laboratory activities. Here are some compelling reasons to pursue accreditation: 
 

  • Credibility: ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation demonstrates reliability and competence, fostering trust among customers and stakeholders. 

  • Global Acceptance: Accreditation ensures recognition of test results internationally, opening doors to global markets. 

  • Regulatory Compliance: Meets regulatory requirements by ensuring traceability to government/international standards and market competitiveness. 

  • Quality Assurance: Promotes consistent and accurate results through rigorous quality management practices. 

  • Customer Confidence: Builds trust with customers by guaranteeing the reliability of laboratory services. 

ISOP Solutions can help you become ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accredited. We offer implementation, learning management system and access to 3rd party certification services. ISOP does not work with laboratory or laboratory audits. 

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Click here to see the official ISO standard page from ISO.org.

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