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  ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Published

ISO/IEC 17025:2017 General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories replaces the 2005 version.


The more significant changes include:

·         A revised scope to cover all laboratory activities including testing, calibration, and their associated sampling

·         A new structure that matches other conformity assessment standards

·         A process approach that matches newer standards such as ISO 9001:2015

·         A stronger focus on information technology that recognizes that hard copy documents are being phased out

·         A new section risk-based thinking

·         Updated terminology


The new version was published at the end of November 2017. The International Accreditation Service, IAS, published a transition timeline that says all labs must conform to the new standard by Dec. 1, 2020.







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