EN ISO/IEC 17025:2017

General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories (ISO/IEC 17025:2017)

Publication date:   Jan 15, 2018

General information

60.60 Standard published   Dec 13, 2017


CEN/CLC/JTC 1 Criteria for conformity assessment bodies

European Norm

03.120.20   Product and company certification. Conformity assessment



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ISO/IEC 17025:2017 specifies the general requirements for the competence, impartiality and consistent operation of laboratories.
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 is applicable to all organizations performing laboratory activities, regardless of the number of personnel.
Laboratory customers, regulatory authorities, organizations and schemes using peer-assessment, accreditation bodies, and others use ISO/IEC 17025:2017 in confirming or recognizing the competence of laboratories.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


REGULATION (EC) No 765/2008 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 9 July 2008 setting out the requirements for accreditation and market surveillance relating to the marketing of products and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 339/93

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EN ISO/IEC 17025:2017
60.60 Standard published
Dec 13, 2017