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Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation Inc.

Building Laboratory Excellence

2100: Lead Auditor for ISO/IEC 17025:2005

In Class - 2 Days
Virtual - 3 Part days


Take your auditing skills to the next level. Learn the skills required to confidently lead audits of laboratories accredited to ISO/IEC 17025.

Who Should Attend

For all laboratory staff who conduct internal audits under ISO/IEC 17025.

Course Overview

This course covers the skills and knowledge required to lead a successful audit. It builds on the material covered in the CALA Internal Auditor course and concentrates on the role of the Lead Auditor. Using a combination of lectures and hands-on practice, this course covers the requirements of leading an audit from the planning phase through to closing off the audit.

Learning Objectives

  • Planning for an internal audit
  • Creating audit plans
  • Handling audit assignments
  • Managing the audit team throughout the audit
  • Reaching consensus on findings
  • Presenting an audit report
  • Dealing with issues during an audit
  • Closing off internal audits
  • Creating an audit report for the management review