Training Calendar

5 Days Assessor Course based on the requirement of ISO/IEC 17020:2012
This five-days course is particularly designed to train inspectors/experts on ISO/IEC 17020:1998. These /inspectors/experts are then given chance to accompany PNAC’s assessment team to work as technical experts/assessors during the assessment of Inspection Bodies. It gives participants guidance and training in the skills needed to develop and implement an effective laboratory quality management & technical system. The course is based on ISO/IEC 17020:2012, the international standard for bodies performing inspections in accordance with the requirements of APLAC TR001`- Guidance on the training courses for Laboratories and Inspection Bodies.
Course Contents:
  • Introduction to Laboratory Accreditation, an overview of ISO/IEC 17020:2012
  • International Dimension of Accreditation
  • Accreditation Criteria and Their Interpretations and Quality Management System Requirements
  • Accreditation Criteria and Their Interpretations and Technical Requirements for Laboratories
  • Accreditation Body Operation and Regulations
  • Accreditation process of PNAC
  • Assessment Techniques
  • Assessors skill and communications
  • Report writing
  • Policies of PNAC
  • Exercises
  • Written Examination
The course is presented by senior staff of PNAC, each with a laboratory background and a detailed knowledge of the implementation of ISO/IEC 17020:2012.
Duration: Five Days
Venue & Dates will be announced one month before each course.

Inspection Bodies Accreditation Courses
This course is designed for the staff of Inspection body working on ISO/IEC 17020:2012 and for newly inducted staff. It gives participants guidance and training in the skills needed to develop and implement an effective quality management system based on ISO/IEC 17020:2012, the international standard used for accrediting inspection bodies.
Course Contents:
  • Introduction to Accreditation of Inspection Body, an overview of ISO/IEC 17020:2012
  • International Dimension of Accreditation
  • The development, documentation and implementation of quality systems.
  • Accreditation Body Operation and Regulations
  • Accreditation process of PNAC
  • Internal Auditing
  • Selection, training and supervision of Inspectors
  • Equipment management and calibration
  • Inspection Reports & Certificate
  • Exercises, Assignments and Discussions
The course is presented by senior staff of PNAC, each with a background and a detailed knowledge of the implementation of ISO/IEC 17020:2012.
Duration: Three to Five Day
Venue & Dates will be announced one month before each course.