ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - A New Accreditation Standard


ISO/IEC 17025 - 2005 and 2017 structures compared2017 saw the publication of a new version of ISO/IEC 17025 - General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories. Among other things, the new Standard has a substantially revised structure, including different management system options. There is a new emphasis on "risks and opportunities", clearer reference to sampling activities, new requirements around conformity assessment and a new emphasis on metrological traceability.

This brief Information Leaflet, prepared by the Eurachem Education and training Working Group,  gives a quick overview of the main changes in the 2017 edition of the Standard.



The leaflet is available in several different languages:


Translation into other languages is encouraged for members of Eurachem. Other offers of translation should be directed to the Eurachem Secretariat for permission. The Eurachem policy on maintenance and development of Eurachem guidance, available on the Policies page, gives further information on translation.