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Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation Inc.

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The ISO/IEC 17025 Standard

CALA is committed to supporting our customers during their transition to the new ISO/IEC 17025 standard. We will maintain this web page throughout the transition as a resource for your information needs. In the process, we will continue to update it as more information becomes available including the status of the new standard, along with information on laboratory expectations and timelines. Each link below will bring you to the most up-to-date information. Please check back regularly as we continue to update.

Current Status The ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Final Draft International Standards (FDIS) has been approved. While a publication date has not been finalized, it is anticipated that the standard will be published by the end of November 2017.
FAQ This Frequently Asked Questions document will continue to be updated as more information and feedback is received. (last updated 24 October 2017)
Training This will link you to the most up-to-date training schedule, including training related to the ISO/IEC 17025 standard. Transition to 17025: 2017
Communications to Customers
Special Information for Assesors
  • None as of 10/25/2017
Additional Resources Here are some external resources that you may find helpful regarding the new ISO/IEC 17025 standard: