• Certified ISO 17025 Lead Auditor
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Certified ISO 17025 Lead Auditor

Certified ISO 17025 Lead Auditor


What is ISO lead auditor?

ISO/IEC 17025 is an international standard for testing and calibration laboratories. The main objective for this standard is to ensure the quality and conformity of testing labs and their results. This is very essential to avoid errors that can cause anything from repeating the job to fatal mistakes that might lead to severe casualties.


ISO/IEC 17025 deals with three main pillars:


How do I become an ISO Lead Auditor?

To be come an ISO 17025 Lead Auditor, you must first undertsand the guidelines for this standard. You can do this either on your own by research online, or you can buy material regarding this ISO standard. Then you need to traing yourself on this standrd by memorizing and understanding the international guidelines. You can also get training from special training providers or train yourself on your own.

Then you must take the ISO 17025 Lead Auditor TEST through an accredited Personnel Certification Body that has this test within its scope.

The Test is either done online or in person through testing centers like Prometric

Upon successful completion of the test, you will be granted the ISO 17025 Lead Auditor certification which can be very helpful for recognizing your competencies in this field. Whether you are an internal lead auditor at your company or an external lead auditor who conducts regular audits to clients, this certification is very important for your competitive edge, competency building and credibility.


What do testing labs usually get accredited for?

Testing Labs seek ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation for:

Staff however do not get direct accreditation/certification from the ISO/IEC 17043 accreditation body. This is where a Personnel certification is an added value for the lab, the working staff and the industry.


What does it mean to have ISO 17025 certified lead auditors at your lab?

To have staff with ISO 17025 Lead Auditor certification means your lab is better equipped with competent staff to ensure the sustainability of the ISO/IEC 17025 Standards. Accredited Labs with certified lead auditors define a high competent lab.


Should I only pursue ISO 17025 Lead Auditor certification if I work at a lab?

As a matter of fact, having a personnel ISO 17025 Lead Auditor certification means you are more competent than others in your field. This will help you in advancing in your career or successfully landing at new labs who appreciate this specific competency in Lead auditors.



Certificate Recognition

Certificate Recognition


Benefits Of Certification


IG certified Lead auditors are highly recognized worldwide, The program is accredited by the American Accreditation Association according to ISO/IEC 17024 and the certified Lead auditors will be added to the list of American directory of competent
persons (ADCP) which is widely used by employers to find auditors worldwide.


IG certificated auditors are highly valued by employers worldwide and have the highest standards of training and work experience. On average, our certified auditors have higher salaries than non-certified auditors, You’ll become a worldwide recognized certified Lead auditor and use the logo in your email signature and business documents.


Gain access to a range of networking opportunities where you can communicate with professional peers to share challenges, prospects, opinions and solutions. You can also connect with other members online through our LinkedIn group.


We offer leading information and insights on the development of the different Accreditation and ISO standards. IG certified Lead auditors get free access to our latest reports, information updates on the accreditation standards and guidelines
worldwide, as well as the Networks e-newsletter on how we are influencing the


Who Can Be Certified?



The policy for awarding recertification is to allow certificants three years from the
date of certification to meet recertification requirements.

At the end of each three-year certification period, we ask that you update us on your
experience and confirm that you’re still active in the auditing profession.

You can recertify at any time up to three months before your recertification due date. To
recertify, you need to submit evidence of your continuing professional development (CPD)
and audit experience . In due course recertification will be a fully online process.

Exam Contents (Job Task Analysis)

Exam Contents (Job Task Analysis)

Samples Of Test Questions (Job Task Analysis)

The following sample test questions were developed by subject matter experts. The correct answer
key at the end of this list of questions provides the correct answers to each question and
represented domain.


Select the best answer of the following

    • 1.The laboratory shall have a system for the unambiguous identification of test or calibration
      items. The identification shall be retained:
      • A. While the lab is testing the item
      • B. While the item is under the lab responsibility
      • C. Till return of the item to the customer
      • D. Till release of the test report


    • 2.Lab witness audit can be used to:
      • A. Confirm technical competence of technicians
      • B.Confirm effectiveness of corrective actions
      • C. Confirm implementation of QC plan
      • D. All of the above


    • 3.Which of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 clauses is the most relevant to the following finding?
      Although statement of conformity to relevant regulations are provided in test reports but the
      decision rule employed found not established/documented:

      • A. (7.8.7)
      • B. (7.8.6)
      • C. (6.4.6)
      • D. (6.2.1)


    • 4.The following document is mandatory to be used by the auditor during the lab audit:
      • A. Audit checklist
      • B. Audit report
      • C. Document review report
      • D. All of the above


    • 5.What should be reported by the auditor in the following case ?
      When asked about what happens to test items after testing is complete, the laboratory manager
      explained that it all depends on the circumstances. Some customers usually wanted their test
      items returned, but in most cases the items were kept for a few months and then discarded as the
      storage areas filled up

      • A. The lab is implementing effective system for customer satisfaction
      • B. The lab is not identifying the retention period for retained samples
      • C. The lab is implementing effective system for retention of samples
      • D. The lab storage area is not sufficient


    • 6.The standard explaining the guidelines for auditing management systems is:
      • A. ISO 9001
      • B. ISO/IEC 17025
      • C. ISO 19011
      • D. ISO 9002


    • 7.Presentation of the audit findings and conclusions during the closing meeting of the audit
      should be done in such a manner that they are:
      • A. Accepted by the auditee
      • B. Approved by the auditee
      • C. Acknowledged by the auditee
      • D. Accepted by the quality manager


  • 8.Traceability includes three components for each step in the traceability chain:
    • A. Uncertainty, calculation, documentation
    • B. Competence in calibration, uncertainty, traceability
    • C. Documentation, registration, reference to the SI
    • D. Competence in calibration, uncertainty, reference to the SI
Testing Centers
Certification Review Committee

Who can be certified?

  • Testing/ Calibration Laboratories auditors, such as those employed by laboratories or Accreditation Bodies.  
  • Laboratory management practitioners, such as Laboratories management consultants, quality managers and Lab managers managers.
  • Employees conducting Laboratories audits within their own organisations (internal audits).

Certification Review committee

Dr. John Pitts

<5>United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS)

Dr. Thuppil Venkatesh

NABL (India)

Ms. Katherine Williams

AITU University (USA)

Mr. Job Rodriguez

Shell laboratories

Dr. Mohamed Saad, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Dr. Alaa Eltawil

International Measurement Federation IMEKO TC3 (Hungary)

Dr. Mamdouh Halawa
IEC TC34 (Switzerland)

Mr. AbdelRahman Elsayed,

Emirates International Accreditation Centre

Ms. Amani Mostafa, Gulf Accreditation Centre (Saudi Arabia)

Mr. Khaled Sadek , Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute (Egypt)

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                examination fee : $119 US dollars

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