Preparation Course for Testing Laboratories

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Course description: This course has been designed to educate forensic service providers about the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the development of the ISO/IEC 17025 Standard, ASCLD/LAB and the ASCLD/LAB–International accreditation program as well as provide tips for how to read and interpret ISO/IEC 17025. In addition, the course will provide information regarding the planning and activities to consider when preparing for formal application for an external assessment. This web-based, self-paced series of courses is designed to supplement internal management practices which a laboratory is expected to have in place to support ASCLD/LAB–International accreditation preparation activities.

Course structure: The course is composed of five modules that will be presented as self-paced, web-based seminars through a software program called Mindflash. Each module is constructed to take approximately 1 to 1.5 hours; however, the participant will be able to move through the module at their own pace. After registering and beginning a module, it will be open for three calendar days. Once you begin a module, you will be able to open and close the session as often as you like within those three calendar days. The modules are structured to be a la carte. That is, you can pick and choose the modules that you want to complete and can complete them in any order. An orientation guide and link to the training will be emailed to the registrant.

Fee structure: 

For Testing Laboratories
Fee Code Module Title
$100 IP101 Understanding ISO and the Development of the ISO/IEC 17025 Standard
$75 IP102 ASCLD/LAB History, the Accreditation Process and ASCLD/LAB-International Program Overview
$75 IP103 Tips for Applying ISO/IEC 17025:2005
$250 IP201-T Review of ISO/IEC 17025:2005 & ASCLD/LAB -International Supplemental Requirements for Testing Laboratories, Section 4



Review of ISO/IEC 17025:2005 & ASCLD/LAB-International Supplemental Requirements for Testing Laboratories, Section 5


Register for all five courses at one time

The price is per “participant”.  The person(s) officially registered for the course will be:

  • the only one(s) that can attend the course and contact the instructor with questions during the course
  • the only one(s) to receive a certificate of participation for the training and therefore, the only one that can state that they have received this training from ASCLD/LAB
  • Please note that ‘observing’ and/or  ‘auditing’ will be considered ‘participating’ and these persons are expected to formally register for the course

Payment: ASCLD/LAB accepts payment by credit card, check or purchase orders. Tax is not charged for course registration fees. Payment should be received by ASCLD/LAB prior to the class.

Option: If you prefer to attend a classroom based course then you are permitted to request attending the first 2 ½ days of any Assessor Training Course [Testing] for $600. Please refer to this page for currently available Assessor Training Course dates and locations.

Bonus: If an attendee completes all five modules they may contact Amy Moore and request a printed copy of ISO/IEC 17025 be mailed to them.

Instructor contact:
Emma Dutton, Instructional Designer

Registration and Billing Information:
Amy Moore, Program Assistant

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If you are interested in having this course presented at your laboratory or as a workshop for a regional or national organization, please contact Anja Einseln.