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Course Information
Course Title: Understanding ISO/IEC 17025:2005
Categories: 1 - Quality/Regulatory/Compliance
Instructor(s): Chris Gunning Course Number: 169
Affiliation: A2LA
Course Date: 03/18/2013 - Monday Course Length: 1 Day Course
Start Time: 08:30 AM End Time: 05:00 PM
Fee: $480 ($680 after 2/18/13) Textbook Fee:

Course Description
This course is a comprehensive look at ISO/IEC 17025 and its documentation requirements. The subject matter enables the instructor to present an understandable explanation of the standard and how it should be applied. In this course, you will gain critical insight into the interpretation of the requirements of this laboratory standard and you will also receive a detailed review of the accreditation process. The quality manual will be examined as to its impact on laboratory operations and what purpose it serves. You will learn what information it should contain, what writing style is most effective and how to keep your documents and quality manual up-to-date. Attendees will receive practical instructions on the development, implementation and long-term maintenance of an effective laboratory management system.

Target Audience
-Laboratory quality/technical managers -Laboratory technicians/supervisors -Assessors of laboratory management systems -Users of calibration and test services -Directors of quality -Improvement of measurement & testing groups

Course Outline
8:00 – 8:10 Introductions – Participants & Instructor
8:10 – 8:20 Course Introduction
8:30 – 9:30 ISO/IEC 17025 Requirements
9:30 – 9:45 Break
9:45 – 11:00 ISO/IEC 17025 Requirements (cont)
11:00 – 11:10 Break
11:00 – 12:00 ISO/IEC 17025 Requirements (cont)
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 ISO/IEC 17025 Requirements (cont)
2:00 – 2:15 Break
2:15 – 3:15 ISO 17025 Applied Exercise
3:15 – 4:00 Exercise Review
4:00 - ?? Questions (if time is available, Accreditation Process)

Course Instructor's Biography
Christopher Gunning is currently a Senior Accreditation Officer with the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), where he joined in March of 2009. He supports the day-to-day operations of accreditation, by assisting clients in obtaining and maintaining accreditation. He facilitates the assessment process for new and renewal laboratories in the Biological, Chemical, Environmental, and Mechanical fields of testing. Mr. Gunning also performs assessments to the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and performs evaluations of assessors. Prior to joining A2LA, Mr. Gunning worked as a Senior Research Associate with GenVec Inc. located in Gaithersburg, MD. He was responsible for managing the production, purification, and testing of adenoviral vectors to be used in cancer therapeutics as well as vaccine candidates. He also trained new employees in all related SOPs and technical skills related to these processes. Mr. Gunning has a B.A. degree in Biology that was obtained from Saint Mary’s College of Maryland located in Saint Mary’s City Maryland.