ISO 17020 accreditation & ISO 17020 certificationIntroduction to ISO/IEC 17020:2012 for Inspection Bodies

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This interactive and practical course is designed to introduce delegates to the requirements of ISO/IEC 17020:2012 and how it applies to organisations who perform inspection activities.

Course Objectives

Our course will acquaint delegates with a working knowledge of ISO/IEC 17020, increase their understanding of audit principles in relation to ISO/IEC 17020 and develop a good understanding of the inspection body accreditation process.

This course is delivered as the first day of our 2-day ISO/IEC Internal Auditor course (Ex107)

Key Skills / Learning Objectives

Through the combination of interactive tutorials and workshops, our course will enable the delegates to:

  • Interpret the requirements of ISO/IEC 17020 as it relates to management system standards.
  • Identify the differences between the 2012 and 1998 versions of the standard.
  • Initiate the process of implementing the requirements of ISO/IEC 17020 with a view to pursuing inspection body accreditation .

Practical workshops are designed to reinforce the discussions and topics. This style of delivery makes the course both memorable and enjoyable for participants, ensuring long-term learning.

ISO/IEC 17020 Course Outline

  • Quality Management and the role of inspection bodies
  • Classification of inspection bodies (Type A, B and C)
  • Overview of ISO/IEC 17020 requirements and its relationship with other related standards (ISO 9001, ISO/IEC 17025)
  • Differences between the 2012 and 1998 versions of the standard
  • Principles of a quality management system audit against ISO/IEC 17020
  • Initial steps to implementing ISO/IEC 17020
  • Sources of information and further development

Who Should Attend?

  • Quality Managers and Supervisors
  • Companies seeking ISO/IEC 17020 accreditation
  • Existing QMS internal auditors who are looking to expand their skills in the area of assessment of inspection bodies
  • Supplier Quality Auditors wishing to evaluate suppliers of inspection services

Booking and ISO/IEC 17020 Course Fees

Fees include:

  • Delegate workbook, including reference information
  • Training provided by qualified and experienced tutors with extensive practical management auditing experience across a variety of manufacture and service industries
  • Lunch and refreshments during the day
  • Certificate verifying attendance and completion of course

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