Course Description

This course provides an introduction to validation and verification of analytical methods. The common elements of a validation/verification plan and a general approach to performing a validation or verification are presented. The pertinent requirements in ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO/IEC 17020 for method validation and verification are also reviewed

Validation and/or verification of methods enables us to demonstrate that the analytical methods are suitable for use and helps ensure that results are accurate, valid and reliable. Validation is the process of performing a set of experiments to establish the performance characteristics of a method to determine if the method meets the specified requirements for the intended use. In addition, method validation establishes the efficacy, reliability, and limitations of the method. Verification on the other hand, confirms that the lab can properly perform the method and that the method meets the performance characteristics as specified.

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Learning Objectives

  • Learn the ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO/IEC 17020 requirements for validation and verification
  • Learn the difference between validation versus verification
  • Know when each should be used
  • Gain knowledge on how to develop a validation/verification plan, perform a validation/verification and report validation/verification results


Private Training Session

This training course is available as a private session.  Private sessions are a great option for organizations that have several staff members that need the training.  

Contact us at or 414-501-5473 for more information.

Note:  ANAB as an accreditation body will not provide any consulting during public or private sessions. Although instructors are able to answer questions and provide information on best practices, they will not provide solutions to organization specific issues.