​​The goal of the Quality Management Training Series (QMTS) is to provide the laboratory community with a comprehensive set of quality management learning tools. QMTS provides timely and consistent quality management training for new laboratory hires and refresher training for veteran staff, taking the burden off of Quality Managers. The materials primarily consist of online modules containing presentations, documents, best practice guidance, and quizzes; the modules are customizable and can be tailored to the specific needs of a laboratory. Pre-recorded, in-depth webinars are also available to supplement the training modules. 

Note: Some of the QMTS modules reflect the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard. APHL is working with subject matter experts to update the content to conform to the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard and will indicate when the modules have been updated.

Who should use QMTS?

This series is particularly appropriate for laboratories seeking initial accreditation or expanding their current scope of accreditation, but the trainings are intended for all who wish to improve their understanding and use of quality management systems.

How was QMTS created?

APHL collaborated with Quality Managers at ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited laboratories that perform food and feed testing.

User Instructions

The Quality Management quick learning modules are designed to be customized and tailored to fit the needs of your laboratory.

Most modules include: 

  • Instructional document to support the power point content
  • PowerPoint on the target topic 
  • Quiz about the content 
  • Quiz answer key
  • A zip file of the original documents to download and use at your facility 

In addition, there are supplemental recorded webinars that provide additional detailed information that can be accessed on the ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation Training Resources Page.

For questions about the modules, please contact phl.training@aphl.org.

QMTS Modules:


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​This training was supported by Cooperative Agreement # 1U18FD004710 from FDA. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of FDA and APHL.