ISO 17025 is the main international standard for general necessities for the competency of testing and calibration laboratories. ISO/IEC 17025:2017 is the most recent version of ISO 17025, updated from 2005. In major countries, ISO/IEC 17025 is the standard most labs should hold certification in order to be deemed technically competent. There are several commonalities with the ISO 9001 standard, however ISO/IEC 17025 is more specific in needs for competency, and applies on to those organizations that turn out testing and calibration results and relies upon additional technical principles producing several advantages for laboratories. This international ISO 17025 standard is applicable to all or any laboratory no matter size or the extent of the scope of testing and calibration practices. It’s utilized by laboratories to develop their management system for quality, body and technical operations.