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ILNAS-EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Edition 05/2005
General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories (ISO/IEC 17025:2005)
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ISO/IEC 17025:2005 specifies the general requirements for the competence to carry out tests and/or calibrations, including sampling. It covers testing and calibration performed using standard methods, non-standard methods, and laboratory-developed methods. It is applicable to all organizations performing tests and/or calibrations. These include, for example, first-, second- and third-party laboratories, and laboratories where testing and/or calibration forms part of inspection and product certification. ISO/IEC 17025:2005 is applicable to all laboratories regardless of the number of personnel or the extent of the scope of testing and/or calibration activities. When a laboratory does not undertake one or more of the activities covered by ISO/IEC 17025:2005, such as sampling and the design/development of new methods, the requirements of those clauses do not apply. ISO/IEC 17025:2005 is for use by laboratories in developing their management system for quality, administrative and technical operations. Laboratory customers, regulatory authorities and accreditation bodies may also use it in confirming or recognizing the competence of laboratories. ISO/IEC 17025:2005 is not intended to be used as the basis for certification of laboratories. Compliance with regulatory and safety requirements on the operation of laboratories is not covered by ISO/IEC 17025:2005.


Standard - Superseded


Technical Committee :
CEN/CLC/JTC 1 : Criteria for conformity assessment bodies


765/2008 : 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


start of the vote on the project    13/11/2003   date of ratification (dor)    15/03/2005
end of the vote on the project    13/04/2004   date of anouncement (doa)    31/08/2005
start of the vote on the final project    09/12/2004   date of publication (dop)    30/11/2005
end of the vote on the final project    09/02/2005   date of withdrawal (dow)    30/11/2005

Publication Official Journal
of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg


ILNAS-EN ISO/IEC 17025:2017
ILNAS-EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005/AC:2006

Relations to older standards
ILNAS-EN ISO/IEC 17025:2000

Relations to international standards
ISO/IEC 17025:2005 

International Classification for Standards (ICS codes) :

03.120.20 : Product and company certification. Conformity assessment


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