July 2018

Supporting Resources for the Transition to ISO/IEC 17025:2017

There are many supporting resources that can be found on the CALA web site ISO/IEC 17025:2017 transition page to help those laboratories being assessed to ISO/IEC 17025:2017.  These include:  

▪️A FAQ document - check this frequently, the FAQ document was just updated.  

▪️A 17025:2017 crosswalk comparison chart.

▪️Various training courses and webinars to support the transition.  Please see the training section of this newsletter for course details and dates.  

CALA recognizes the challenges during this first year of the transition.  So, please remember that laboratories being reassessed this year have 60 days to address any non-conformities (instead of the usual 45 days).

Transitioning to the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Standard Has Begun

The window for being assessed to the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard is drawing to a close.  Until August 31, 2018 laboratories undergoing a reassessment have the option to be assessed to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 or ISO/IEC 17025:2017.  If the reassessment occurs September 1, 2018 or later, the reassessment will be against ISO/IEC 17025:2017.  

Accreditation Program Updates