ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation of research and design laboratories

ISO/IEC 17025


Who should implement quality management system in a laboratory? 

Regardless if the laboratory activities includes:

  • doing research
  • carrying out calibrations
  • taking samples

You are certainly familiar with the concepts:

  • estimation of measurement uncertainty (uncertainty of measurement),
  • validation of the method,
  • verification of the method,
  • decision making principle,,
  • interlaboratory comparison, (ILC program of interlaboratory comparisons),
  • proficiency tests (PT),
  • ensuring traceability,
  • compliance with the requirements,
  • monitoring the validity of the results.

Through the accreditation of ISO/IEC 17025 standard your laboratory you will gain more credibility!

Accreditation means confirmation by an independent unit of competence in the scope of conducted tests or calibrations and is a prestigious issue for each laboratory.


By implementing a system based on the ISO / IEC 17025 standard, the laboratory meets the expectations of customers. The ISO / IEC 17025 standard is intended for use by laboratories that, thanks to the implementation of the management system, confirm the competence of the conducted laboratory activities (tests, calibration, sampling).
Meeting these requirements enables the accreditation of the Polish Center for Accreditation.

How to get ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation?

Nothing simpler! You have to implement quality management system in laboratory and go through accreditation audit positively or just contact us.
Our Institute will give you guarantee for accreditation.  Due to the specific language of the standard, we can also assist during certification audit. The standard specifies requirements for impartiality and confidentiality, the structure and organization of resources, process implementation and the management system. By implementing the requirements of ISO / IEC 17025, we can demonstrate compliance with the principles of ISO 9001.

How much does the laboratory accreditation of ISO 17025 cost?

Free quotation

The implementation of the company management system that match the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025, tailored to the company builds a foundation on which you can safely develop laboratory.

The total costs of obtaining accreditation include: costs of implementation of ISO/IEC 17025 requirements in laboratory, costs of estimating measurements uncertainty, expenses related to inter-laboratory tests, proficiency testing, expenses related to ensuring metrological traceability and costs of an accreditation prrocess. Costs of laboratory accreditation to ISO / IEC 17025 usually revolve over a dozen thousands in PLN.

The benefits of having ISO/IEC 17025 laboratory accreditation:

  • PRESTIGE – certificates, test reports, calibration certificates and inspection reports issued by inspection bodies and laboratories accredited by PCA are recognized globally,
  • CUSTOMER TRUST – accreditation is objective evidence that laboratories operate in accordance with the best practice as well as being an important argument when choosing suppliers on the domestic and international market,
  • RELIABLE RESULTS –  thanks to accreditation, we confirm the credibility of the results obtained in the areas related to safety, health and the environment (eg medical analysis, mechanical tests, chemical research),
  • PARTICIPATION OF TESTING IN DECISION PROCESS – accredited entities provide reliable information on the basis of which decisions can be taken, eg in the field of environmental protection,
  • STRENGTHENING MARKET POSITION – accreditation can be used as a means of access to export markets in Europe, USA, Canada, Japan and other countries in the world – according to the principle “tested or certified once – accepted everywhere”
  • BETTER WORK ORGANIZATION – regulation of the procedure, regularity of activities and records related to laboratory activities allow for the reconstruction of the process and identification of factors affect the results,
  • Adaptation to the Republic of Poland and the European Union legislation,
  • Increasing the availability of EU assistance funds (grants, loans).


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