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ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Requirements Overview

By Heather Wade & Diana Baldi

Demystify the standard with this must-have ISO/IEC 17025 ebook that explains the detailed requirements and empowers you to confidently translate them for your testing or calibration laboratory. 

  • Do you want to know why ISO/IEC 17025 is the trusted accreditation standard worldwide and exactly what is required?

  • Do you want to know how it differs from ISO 9001 registration?

  • Are you confused and frustrated by the updated requirements of the 2017 revision and how to conform to them?

  • Do you need to ensure your leadership fully understands the requirements so they can properly resource implementation efforts?

  • Do you want to fully meet customer expectations for reliable and accurate data?

  • Do you want to ensure your laboratory is ready for accreditation assessors?

If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, DIVE IN!


Go Digital

If you prefer to have a digital version of the book, you can purchase it on the ASQ website. 

" invaluable tool for metrology professionals."

Emil Hazarian

More About the Book

New to the Third Edition

  • ISO/IEC 17025:2017

  • 2019 Redefinition of the International System of Units

  • Complete update with new and expanded chapters, including:

    • Training and Competency,

    • Software Validation,

    • Statistics,

    • Decision Rules and Risk,

    • Uncertainty in Measurement,

    • Mass and Weighing,

    • Force,

    • Chemical and Biological Measurements and Uncertainties,

    • and more!


Throughout history, science and technology have made huge leaps because of improvements in measurements. As Lord Kelvin said, “If you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it.” For example, the advancement in measurements just between the Hubble Space Telescope and the James Webb Telescope have exponentially expanded our understanding of the universe. The versatility of the Mars Curiosity Rover’s measurement capabilities has helped us understand so much more about the planet, Mars.

Basically, everything we touch, eat, see, and hear can be measured in some physical (chemical or biological) manner. The quality of these objects and measurements depend on valid, reproducible, and repeatable measurements. Our lives are impacted by measurements in more ways than we can possibly comprehend or list here. Let us learn how to make better measurements. The ASQ Metrology Handbook is a useful and comprehensive tool as we consider the many facets of measurement and supporting quality management systems. 

Developed by experts in the field as a comprehensive and practical reference, The Metrology Handbook, Third Edition provides a foundation for understanding metrology and calibration principles and practices. This handbook is ideal for metrology, calibration, and quality professionals including calibration technicians and technologists, supervisors, managers, quality inspectors, auditors, those in testing laboratories, consultants, and teachers and instructors.

Whether you are changing disciplines in your career field, investing in your own continuous improvement journey, training your fellow calibration practitioners, or preparing for ASQ’s Certified Calibration Technician (CCT) exam, this handbook provides the information, guidance, and knowledge to help you achieve your goals.

Who is Involved

3rd Edition Contributing Authors: 

Heather A Wade, Georgia L Harris, Henry A Zumbrun II, Jane Weitzel, Pamela Wright, Paul Keep, Tony Hamilton, and Walter Nowocin.

3rd Edition reviewers and valuable input by Dilip Shah, Sharry Masarek, Heather Sandoe, John Rumble, Elizabeth Benham, Michael Lombardi, and Val Miller.

Size & Condition

When purchased from Heather Wade Group, the book will be inscribed and signed by Editor, Heather A Wade. 

This is a hardcover bound book. It is 26 cm (10.25 inches) tall, 18.4 cm (7.25 inches) wide, and 3.94 cm (1.55 inches) deep, and weighs a little over 1.4 kg (3 lb). Use proper lifting technique when moving it. Remember to engage your core when lifting. 


Along with being a fantastic metrology reference, the book can also be used as an exercise weight or as unit of measurement. Do NOT use it as a weapon or as a door stop. It is much more valuable than that! Knowledge can be a weapon - arm yourself with knowledge!

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