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This page contains links to training materials and resources such as e-learning courses, information toolboxes, and presentations on technical topics. The training materials are made available as public information to assist people interested in understanding Quality Infrastructure, accreditation and conformity assessment. The materials cover a wide range of technical topics for example ISO/IEC standards and mandatory requirements documents that are relevant to accreditation. The links may direct you to other websites.



The training materials were produced by IAF members, Regional Accreditation Cooperations, international partner organizations, or other stakeholder organizations. The information provided in the training materials is the sole responsibility of its authors and may not necessarily represent IAF’s position or point of view.

African Accreditation Cooperation (AFRAC) e-learning courses. These six courses cover the themes 'Accreditation in International Trade', 'Introduction to the Principles of ISO/IEC 17011:2017', 'Establishing and Efficiently Managing a New Accreditation Body', 'Training of National Accreditation Focal Points', 'Toolkit for Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) in the Process of Preparing for Accreditation', and 'Introductory Training for Peer Evaluators'. An introductory video to the e-learning programme is available https://youtu.be/UMjMuRHzo3Y

Asia-Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (APAC) free e-learning courses on accreditation standards such as ISO/IEC 17011:2017, ISO/IEC 17025:2017, ISO/IEC 17065.

ISO/IEC 17011: 2017 Conformity assessment — Requirements for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity assessment bodies IAF MD 20:2016 Generic Competence for AB Assessors: Application to ISO/IEC 17011. APAC online training course on the changes to the ISO/IEC 17011: 2017 standard plus the IAF MD 20 document.

ISO/IEC 17025:2017 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories. APAC online training course on the changes to the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard.

ISO/IEC 17065:2012 Conformity assessment — Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services. APAC online training course on the ISO/IEC 17065 standard.

ISO Committee on Conformity Assessment. What is ISO/CASCO? Presentation by Anna Koroleva, ISO/CASCO Secretariat. December 2, 2016.

CASCO Toolbox

CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT PRESENTATION KIT. All nine presentation modules are available to download from the ISO server.

Standards for the Sustainable Development Goals by Lorenza Jachia Published on September 22, 2018. This publication provides an overview of how international standards are used by policymakers to support sustainability and achieve the Global Goals.

SDGs Sustainable Development platform. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership.

Do you know all 17 SDGs? The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

UNIDO resources. The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) offers a wide variety of publications and documents within the field of industrial development, which you can read and/or download here.