ISO 17025 is implemented by laboratories to ensure confidence in the results they deliver. One of the requirements of this Standard is selection, verification and validation of methods. This can be a daunting task and there is often little guidance as to the way in which method validation should be performed.  This course is designed to provide step-by-step guidance to each method validation criteria and measurement uncertainty, with worked examples as part of the activities.

The workshop provides and overview of method validation and uncertainty of measurement determination required by ISO 17025 and includes practical guidance on each validation criteria as they relate to microbiological and analytical methods.  It further includes the relevant statistical tables and a calculator.

Progress Excellence Approach

  • Dissecting the method validation requirements of ISO 17025.
  • Explanation of the contents and lay-out of a validation report.
  • Experimental design for validation criteria.
  • Practical, worked examples of each of the validation criteria, such as calibration accuracy, working range, precision, limit of detection (LOD), limit of quantification (LOQ), sensitivity, specificity, accuracy, trueness and bias and recovery data, workability (repeatability & robustness), stability and total uncertainty of methods.

The course will equip delegates with the following:

  • Understanding method validation requirements of ISO 17025.
  • Practical performance and confirmation of each of the validation criteria.
  • Ability to calculate uncertainty of measurement.
  • Ability to develop an experimental design for validation criteria.
  • Ability to interpret validation data and formalise a validation report.

The course is best suited to the following audiences:

  • Laboratory Manager
  • Technical Manager
  • Quality Manager
  • Laboratory staff tasked with method validation.

Delegate assessment will be in the form of:

  • Full course attendance
  • Successful completion of an assessment (pass mark 70%)
  • Successful completion of validation of one analytical or microbiological method.

What do our delegates say?

“This course was extremely informative and well presented.”

Aywinn Jacombs, CFJ

“The course is excellent and was an eye opener.”

Jade Nel, CFJ

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