ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - A New Accreditation Standard


ISO/IEC 17025 - 2005 and 2017 structures compared2017 saw the publication of a new version of ISO/IEC 17025 - General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories. Among other things, the new Standard has a substantially revised structure, including different management system options. There is a new emphasis on "risks and opportunities", clearer reference to sampling activities, new requirements around conformity assessment and a new emphasis on metrological traceability.

This brief Information Leaflet, prepared by the Eurachem Education and training Working Group,  gives a quick overview of the main changes in the 2017 edition of the Standard.


The leaflet is available in several different languages:


Translation into other languages is encouraged for members of Eurachem. Please approach the MU and Traceability WG chair for further information.