Oct 06, 2022 Last Updated 8:10 PM, Oct 3, 2022

About Our Training Services

JANAACs training function is critical for the important support it provides to the accreditation services delivered to the conformity assessment bodies (CABs) we serve and intend to serve in the future. These include testing and calibration laboratories to the ISO/IEC 17025 international standard, medical laboratories to the ISO 15189 international standard and inspection bodies to the ISO/IEC 17020 international standard.

Since 2008, JANAAC has provided world-class training facilitated by trainers who possess significant experience both in training and also in their respective technical fields. In most cases, our trainers are also qualified assessors, giving the perfect opportunity to share first-hand experiences on accreditation activities and best practices as they deliver these training sessions. JANAAC has also partnered with other organizations at the regional, extra-regional and international levels to deliver important training to our clients.

The design and development of our training courses are done with the objective of contributing to the building of capacity of our clients and their continual improvement. These programmes are delivered to:

  • Build capacity and encourage the development of the relevant skill to meet our clients organizational objectives.
  • Create interactive and participative methods to achieve the desired outcomes.
  • Customize courses to the level of the respective CABs to ensure value.
  • Enhance the development and partnership of future guidance on problem-solving at no extra cost.
  • Facilitation of sharing of knowledge through the building of networks.

Our courses are currently delivered in the form of:

  1. Public training courses
  2. In-house training where the number allows (this is delivered mainly to tertiary level educational institutions)

JANAAC is totally committed to the design, development and delivery of training sessions that will provide knowledge and build the capacity of our participants/clients. This will add value towards their accreditation and increases the sustainability of their businesses.

Notice of Transition to
ISO/IEC 17011:2017

    JANAAC has completed the transition to the revised ISO/IEC 17011 standard, as was demonstrated by the satisfactory results obtained from the most recent IAAC peer evaluation. As such, all our accreditation activities are being conducted in accordance with the requirements of the ISO/IEC 17011:2017 standard.

    Notice of Transition to
    ISO/IEC 17025:2017

    ILAC, in consultation with ISO, agreed on a three-year period for laboratories that demonstrate conformity to the ISO/IEC 17025 standard, to make the transition from ISO/IEC 17025:2005, to the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 version of the standard. A joint ILAC-ISO communique was issued indicating the transition period would end on November 30, 2020. Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus disease, ILAC and ISO agreed to extend the transition period to June 1, 2021. Accordingly, JANAAC requires its accredited laboratories to make this transition to the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard by June 1, 2021. After this date, accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 will no longer be valid. During this transition period, both revisions of the standard are equally valid and applicable. JANAAC will no longer accept applications for accreditation to the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard and is aiming to complete all transition assessments before September 30, 2020. All assessments (initial, re-assessments and interim assessments, including scope extensions) are being conducted using the revised standard, ISO/IEC 17025:2017. All accredited and applicant testing and calibration laboratories must have copies of the revised standard and should be well advanced in updating their activities to satisfy the new requirements in order to meet the transition timelines. Please contact JANAAC for any further information and clarification required.