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New version of ISO/IEC 17025

February 1, 2018


ISO/IEC 17025, General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories, is the international reference for testing and calibration laboratories wanting to demonstrate their capacity to deliver reliable results.


A new version of the standard was published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) on November 30, 2017 to update its content and better serve the laboratories that use it.


ISO has published the overview of ISO/IEC 17025 and video that summarises the key changes adopted in the 2017 version of ISO/IEC 17025.


The translation of the overview of ISO/IEC 17025 is available from here.


ISO and ILAC have issued a joint communiqué that re-confirms that a three-year transition period will be allowed for accredited laboratories to transition to the 2017 version of ISO/IEC 17025 (as per the ILAC Resolution GA 20.15 adopted in November 2016).


The ISO/ILAC 17025:2017 Transition Communique is available from here.


The translation of the ISO/ILAC 17025:2017 Transition Communique is available from here.


Currently, the Republic of Belarus is developing the GOST ISO/IEC 17025-2018, identical to the international standard ISO/IEC 17025.


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