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Understanding ISO/IEC 17020

The Inspection Body Standard

Learn about the international inspection body competence standard from an internationally-recognised accreditor of inspection bodies. Examine its underlying principles and concepts. Understand its requirements.

This Online Training Course examines both the quality system and technical requirements within the standard, including Integrity/Impartiality, structure of the management system and the competence requirements for insectors. It contains easy-to-understand approaches to continual improvement and handling of customer feedback.

The course contains extensive reference to international interpretation and implementation guidance documents which are used by accredited laboratories.

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Your Instructor


Ned Gravel
Ned Gravel

Ned is the Training Manager of International Accreditation Service Inc (IAS), a signatory to both the ILAC and IAF Conventions. Ned started in laboratory quality systems in 1992 and has been involved in accreditation since 1996, including 10 years as the Quality Manager of an ILAC signatory body.

Ned once served on the ISO/CASCO committees that wrote 17025 and revised it in 2005. He represented ILAC on ISO TC 176, the committee responsible for ISO 9000.

Today, Ned serves as a Lead Evaluator for ILAC and APLAC and the trainer for APLAC. A world traveller in the service of the UN, Ned has deployed to developing nations to assist in the creation and implementation of conformant accreditation programs. Closer to home, he currently represents IAS at both ILAC and APLAC.

His hobby is flying Mooney’s.His favourite topic is leadership.


Frequently Asked Questions


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The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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