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Preparation for Laboratory Accreditation

1 day course

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This seminar is designed for laboratory management and personnel of non-accredited laboratories, and laboratories operating ISO 9001:2015 certified management systems, who are considering (or who would like to understand more about) accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025:2017.

What are the benefits?

This seminar will provide laboratories with an overview of the concept of accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 as well as where to begin when they’re ready to apply.

During this interactive one-day session, we’ll cover the key aspects of the accreditation process and provide laboratory personnel preparing for accreditation and initial assessment with important basic information regarding ISO/IEC 17025:2017.

This seminar aims to demystify the elements of the standard, the application process and the subsequent assessment and accreditation cycle.  The session is ideal for those that need that little bit of reassurance that they have considered the main elements and are on the right track, and for those who’d like some simple answers to a complex subject.

Meet the trainers

This course is delivered by: 

Marla Loughborough
Marla is an Accreditation Support Manager and is responsible for delivering many of the commercial training courses. Having worked as a Quality Manager in an accredited Microbiology testing laboratory, Marla was responsible for maintaining and improving the ISO/IEC 17025 management system, including programming and maintaining the internal audits. She also has varied experience working within different testing environments in the USA prior to immigrating to the UK. Joining UKAS in 2011 as an Assessment Manager, Marla carried out assessments in the disciplines of food and biosciences, before changing roles to take on the responsibility of training both new UKAS recruits and external delegates in ISO/IEC 17025. Marla holds a BSc in Biology and an MSc in Medical Microbiology.



Date Venue Fee
1 day course on 08 January 2021
Leamington Spa
£ 595 + VAT


The fees shown in each of the individual programmes are subject to the following discounts for multiple bookings on the same course:

– Second delegate (5% discount) 
– Third delegate (8% discount)
– Fourth and subsequent delegates (10% discount)

Who should attend?

Laboratory management and personnel of non-accredited laboratories and laboratories with ISO 9001 certification, who are considering applying or would like to understand more about the principles of accreditation.


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