International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) has announced on 11th June 2020 on its website as follows:

"As a result of the recent ILAC ballot the transition period for ISO/IEC 17025:2017 adopted as part of the ILAC Resolution GA 20.15 (November 2016) has been extended from 30 November 2020 to 1 June 2021."

The full announcement can be accessed through this link:

Based on ILAC decision above, Standards Malaysia would like to inform that the transition period for MS ISO/IEC 17025:2017 is extended for 6 months as follows:


Original Transition Date

New Transition Date

30th November 2020

1st June 2021


SAMM laboratories that are yet to conduct the transition assessment, shall ensure that the assessment is carried out before 31st January 2021. This is to allow sufficient time for laboratories to successfully transitioned to the new standard.

Please take note that these changes do not defer other requirements stipulated in the SAMM Circular 4/2017 dated 26 December 2017 issued by Standards Malaysia.

Please contact the Accreditation Officer in charge if you need further clarification.