Course Description

An integral part of a successful management system is an effective audit program. An audit program is also essential and required to achieve and maintain accreditation. This course provides a detailed review of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and the related ANAB accreditation requirements for forensic service providers (AR 3125) as well as a review of ISO 19011, Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems. Participants will be introduced to the principles of auditing, will be provided with an approach for developing, implementing and managing an audit program, will learn the audit process and several audit methods for collecting, verifying and recording objective evidence, and will discuss audit risks. Numerous hands-on audit activities, including developing and using checklists, are incorporated throughout the course to allow participants to begin to leverage their knowledge gained during the course. The course is presented over 3.25 days with an open book examination on the last day.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain an understanding of how to evaluate management system conformance to ISO/IEC 17020:2012 and the ANAB AR 3125 accreditation requirements

  • Apply ISO 19011 guidance to develop, implement and maintain an effective audit program

  • Learn about audit risks and opportunities

  • Acquire auditing skills using various audit methods for collecting, verifying and recording objective evidence

Course Schedule: The course will run from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm for the first three days and from 8:00 am to 11:00 am the fourth day.

Who Should Attend

New forensic laboratory staff, experienced staff who are transitioning to more quality related activities in the forensic laboratory, personnel the management are considering moving into management or supervisory roles, and persons wanting a detailed refresher on the accreditation requirements and auditing principles.

Upcoming Public Training Dates

Private On-site Training

The Forensic ISO/IEC 17025 Internal Auditor training is also available as an on-site course. Contact us at training@anab.org or 414-501-5445 for more information.