Transition Period for ISO/IEC 17025 – EXTENDED

As a result of the recent ILAC ballot, the transition period for ISO/IEC 17025:2017 adopted as part of the ILAC Resolution GA 20.15 (November 2016) has been extended from 30th November 2020 to 1st June 2021. This extension has been granted to ensure all accreditation bodies and the accredited laboratories are able to achieve the remaining transitions in a robust manner under the restrictions imposed as a result of the global coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.

At the end of the transition period, the accreditation of a laboratory to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 will not be recognised under the EA MLA and ILAC Arrangement.

The ISO/ILAC ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Transition Communique available from this link has been updated to reflect this extension to the transition period.

Recognition of ISO-IEC-17025 during 3-year transition – Position Statement June 2020