Lesson Code: PVL-1200. This e-Lesson is aimed at personnel who require an overview of Laboratory Equipment Qualification, why it is done, the stages and activities involved, and the key role of documentation and other support activities.

  • Category: Analytical Laboratory - Validation


After taking this e-Lesson, you will be able to:

  • Define the terms Validation and Laboratory Equipment Qualification 
  • List the four stages of Laboratory Equipment Qualification
  • Describe each of the four stages of Laboratory Equipment Qualification: Design Qualification (DQ), Installation Qualification (IQ), Operational Qualification (OQ), and Performance Qualification (PQ)
  • Explain the terms Calibration and Preventative Maintenance

KEYWORDS: Calibration, Design Qualification (DQ), Installation Qualification (IQ), Laboratory Equipment Qualification, Operational Qualification (OQ), Performance Qualification (PQ), Preventative Maintenance, 21 CFR Part 11.