NIST – Auditing, Traceability, and Auditing of Traceability: auditing to ISO/IEC 17025:2017

Presenters:  Kari Harper and Titilayo Shodiya


1 Day Course, Wednesday, April 17, 2019



Course Description:

This tutorial examines the principles of auditing, the concepts of metrological traceability and tools to apply auditing principles in demonstrating the chain of traceability for measurement results.  Auditing concepts such as objective evidence, the internal audit process, and interpersonal skills for auditors will be presented.  The auditing module will also incorporate guidance from the newly revised ISO 19011 regarding a risk-based approach to auditing. In the traceability section, emphasis will be placed on the importance of appropriate records for all aspects of the management system and their interdependency with metrological traceability and reporting of results.  Using the described auditing principles, both companies with new or mature quality systems will have better success in the auditing process and control of the records necessary to demonstrate the metrological traceability of their measurement results to the International System of Units (SI).

Within presentation of these topics, we will discuss the changes that were introduced in the new ISO/IEC 17025 and how the internal audit process can be used to transition to the new standard.


Learning Objectives:

At the end of the seminar, using notes and provided resources, participants will be able to:

  1. Define internal audit and metrological traceability
  2. List 4 characteristics of an effective internal auditor

Analyze a claim of traceability of a measurement