Understanding 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Parties


Conformity Assessment can be undertaken by many people, including the supplier of a product or service, its purchaser and other parties which may have an interest including insurance companies and regulatory authorities. Gain an understanding of the people and entities generally referred to as 1st, 2nd, and 3rd parties as they relate to Conformity Assessment.


Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe how ISO/IEC 17000 defines 1st, 2nd and 3rd party Conformity Assessment activity
  • Describe the refined definitions for 1st, 2nd and 3rd party Conformity Assessment activity
  • Use the refined definitions to identify the parties in a situation and the reasons for their roles/activities

Target Audience

This course is relevant to multiple roles and levels including but not limited to:

  • Compliance Staff
  • Product Design
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • New Hire Engineers
  • Original Design Manufacturer (ODM) Staff
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Time Requirement


Web-Based 40 minutes $50.00

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