ISO/IEC 17025 Training Course Description

This ISO/IEC 17025 training course reviews specific requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 and ANAB that incorporate the word risk and those that foster a risk-based thinking approach. Both ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and ANAB's AR 3125 Forensic Accreditation Requirements have moved to less prescriptive, more performance-based requirements with an aspect of risk-based thinking to facilitate greater effectiveness and continuous improvement. Risk will be defined and several risk-based thinking approaches and tools for identifying, assessing, addressing and monitoring risks will be presented. Participants will then apply these tools and their risk-based thinking knowledge and skills to several practical exercises.

Course Duration:  2 days (4 h/day)

Learning Objectives

  • Gain an understanding of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 requirements related to risk and fostering risk-based thinking.
  • Learn the definition of risk and common components for risk-based thinking.
  • Become familiar with various tools and resources available and acquire knowledge and skills to implement a risk-based thinking approach.
  • Learn how to identify and evaluate risks and opportunities in your management system.

Who Should Attend?

Any forensic laboratory staff who are or will be involved in developing, implementing, and/or maintaining a risk-based thinking approach in their laboratory.


Private On-site Training

Risk-based Thinking for Forensic Laboratories training is available as a private on-site course. Contact us at or 414-501-5466 for more information.

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