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Consulting & Auditing

Medical Device Training

Medical Device Training Classes: Open Enrollment, or Private. Online and In-Person. 


Your company’s effectiveness depends on your employees’ skills and knowledge. For medical device manufacturers, employee training is also required to satisfy FDA and international regulatory requirements.

Your training provider needs to know the medical device sector, how to create effective training for adults, and have an extensive portfolio of courses

Since 1968, Oriel STAT A MATRIX has delivered RA/QA training to medical device manufacturers around the globe. 

  • 91% of the largest medical device manufacturers rely on Oriel STAT A MATRIX for their RA/QA training
  • 130,000+ RA/QA professionals trained (so far!)
  • More than 95 days of RA/QA training content available:
    • Certified auditor training options for ISO 9001, ISO 13485, EU MDR, EU IVDR, and MDSAP
    • Updated course contents to reflect current global regulations
  • Instructors with 15+ years of practical industry experience
  • Flexible delivery and licensing options

What distinguishes our training?

All our classes are designed by an experienced team of subject matter experts and instructional designers.

Optimized Course Design

Each Oriel STAT A MATRIX course emphasizes interactivity and hands-on workshops - the approach proven most successful for adult learners.

Experienced Instructors

Our classes are taught by former regulatory and quality professionals who average 15+ years of real-world experience and all share a demonstrated ability to teach effectively and keep the classroom lively and varied.

State-of-the-Art Content

Each year Oriel STAT A MATRIX invests significantly to develop and maintain our training content and professional training staff .  Benefit from our investment to ensure that your training investment yields a positive return.

Flexible delivery options.

Get the training you need – how, where, and when you want it.

  • Public Training: Our RA/QA classes are offered in convenient locations across the US and in Costa Rica, totaling 300+ sessions to choose from each year.
  • Private Training: Need to train a group? We’ll deliver the class as-is or tailored to the needs of your personnel. Learn more >>
  • Online, Virtual Instructor-Led Training:  An ideal alternative to the typical classroom setting for quality and regulatory professionals who are unable to travel or who just prefer the convenience of attending a class without having to leave their own personal environment.
  • Course Customization: Oriel STAT A MATRIX’s existing courses can be customized to meet your organization’s specific business needs. This often includes integrating customer specific examples, case studies, or workshops into the training.
  • eLearning Licensing and Program Development - We offers a library of foundational eLearning modules covering basic RA/QA topics, standards, and regulations. These materials can be purchased for enterprise-wide licenses. Many customers also choose to work with our expert design team to develop eLearning modules and programs that meet their specific goals. All content is state of the art, and we leverage our extensive learning library to ensure timely delivery. Learn more >>
  • Coaching: Our trainers can stay on-site after the training and work one-on-one with your team. During these engagements, the course instructor shifts into a coaching role, supporting the students as they apply their new skills and knowledge to real issues at the organization. This hands-on, guided practice reinforces what was taught, improving both retention and the ROI for the training.
  • Training Program Development: Our training professionals are available to assist your organization with assessing training needs, developing or updating your RA/QA curriculum, and designing and teaching pilot courses. Your organization owns the training assets, and we are there to help you improve and update them.
  • Material Licensing and Train-the-Trainer Programs: Many of our customers choose to license our training materials for use within their organization. Our team will work with you to identify your training needs and provide the right training materials to meet your organization’s requirements. Licensed materials can be delivered as-is or customized with your organization’s specific examples, relevant case studies, and/or company branding.  Licensed materials include facilitation guides to support your trainers. We can also provide train-the-trainer and ongoing course updates to ensure an optimal experience for your organization.
  • Customized Certification Programs: Oriel STAT A MATRIX can customize formal certification programs for your organization covering subject matter areas that are critical to the medical device and life sciences industries. We designed these programs to empower you with the skills and knowledge to tackle the issues that have the greatest impact on compliance and performance. 

Training is Oriel STAT A MATRIX’s core business; it is not a sideline service. Turn to our expertise to achieve the results you need.  Contact us or find a class.

Training Courses

Classes are available as in-person or virtual instructor-led trainings. Select a course to learn more or to register.

Course Name Public Private
EU MDR Training Course for Auditors (Europe’s Medical Device Regulation 2017/745)
ISO 13485 Lead Auditor Training Course
EU MDR 2017/745 Implementation Training Course
Internal Auditing to MDSAP: Concepts and Practices in Aligning the Internal Audit Program
QMS Training for Medical Devices: FDA QSR and ISO 13485:2016
Usability Principles for Medical Devices: Interpreting and Implementing IEC 62366
Design Control for Combination Products
EU IVDR Training for Auditors
Inspection and Audit Readiness Training for Medical Device Manufacturers
ISO 14971 Medical Device Risk Management Training
ISO 14971:2019 Update Training
Medical Device Non-Product Software Validation Training
CER (Clinical Evaluation Report) Training for EU MDR Compliance
Conducting Remote Medical Device QMS Audit Training
Medical Device Cybersecurity Risk Management Standards & Regulations Training Course
Medical Device Software Development, Verification, and Validation Training (IEC 62304 and ISO 13485:2016)
Combination Product Device Supplier Management Training
Managing Risks in Combination Products and Drug Delivery Systems
Medical Device Software Regulations and Standards Training
Performance Evaluation Report (PER) Training for EU IVDR Compliance
Medical Device Data Integrity and FDA 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance Training
Medical Device Complaint Handling, Event Reporting, and Recall Management Training
Medical Device Postmarket Surveillance (PMS) Program Implementation Training
Design Control Training for Medical Devices: Requirements and Best Practices
CAPA and Root Cause Investigation Training for Medical Devices
Combination Products: From Regulatory Strategy to Postmarket Surveillance
Medical Device Software Development Life Cycle Training
QMS Software Validation Training for Medical Device Companies Meeting FDA and ISO 13485 Requirements
Implementing the EU's New In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation Training Course (IVDR 2017/746)
Process Validation Training for Medical Devices: Principles and Protocols
Medical Device Supplier Quality Management Training
Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP) Training: Preparing for a Successful Implementation
Medical Device CAPA Training: Optimizing Your Programs
Medical Device Root Cause Analysis Training Course
US FDA 510(k) and EU CE Marking Medical Device Registration Strategy Training
ISO 13485 Internal Auditor Training
SOP Writing and Process Mapping for Medical Device Regulations
Performance-Based Auditing for Medical Devices - A Tool for FDA’s Case for Quality
Understanding FDA’s Medical Device Quality System Regulation

Designed for experienced auditors who need to perform internal and supplier audits to the EU MDR requirements. Click to learn more.

Learn the relevant skills and knowledge you need to audit quality management systems for medical devices (QMS). Click to learn more.

Learn how to implement EU MDR requirements and pass your Notified Body audits.

Designed for experienced auditors, this intensive class will teach you how to apply MDSAP's process-based audit approach and align your current internal audit program to the MDSAP requirements. Click to learn more.

Understand the basic requirements of FDA’s QSR and ISO 13485:2016 - “QMS 101”. Click to learn more.

Learn what it takes to meet usability requirements of IEC 62366, and understand how they relate to ISO 13485, ISO 14971, EU MDR/IVDR, and FDA.
When designing a new combination product, it’s important to have processes in place to avoid go-to-market difficulties.
For experienced auditors who need to perform internal and supplier audits to the EU IVDR requirements.

Learn how to effectively set up a front room/back room audit approach so you are ready for FDA and NB audits/inspections.

ISO 14971:2019 and and ISO/TR 24971 have been released. Get up to speed on how to keep your risk management process state of the art. Click to learn more.

Get an in-depth review of what is different in ISO 14971:2019 and ISO/TR 24971:2020, and how to update your risk management system to align with the changes. Click to learn more.

Learn how to implement a non-product software validation program for medical devices that meets FDA and ISO 13485 requirements.

Learn all aspects of clinical evaluation from planning to postmarket clinical follow-up so your CERs can withstand Notified Body scrutiny. Click to learn more.

Learn how to audit effectively in a remote context us1/ing Information and Communication Technology.  For experienced auditors.

If your company makes connected devices, you know cybersecurity is paramount. Click to learn more.

Learn how to apply US and international regulatory requirements and standards for the design and validation of medical device software. Click to learn more.

This course will provide your organization with the knowledge and tools to manage a comprehensive, risk-based, cross-functional supplier quality management system for your combination product. As part of this course, you will identify recommendations for writing quality agreements with contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs) and auditing.


Learn how to apply ISO 14971:2019 and ICH Q9 risk management from both a combination product focus and a process focus.

This course provides a foundation for understanding the regulatory landscape for software development. 

Learn what you need to put in your performance evaluation reports so that your in vitro diagnostic device can enter the EU market.

Make sure your organization's electronic records meet US 21 CFR Part 11 requirements. 

Learn how to increase effectiveness and efficiency throughout the complaint-handling process.

Understand how to implement a PMS process aligned with ISO/TR 20416:2020 that meets EU MDR, EU IVDR, and MDSAP requirements.


The process of design control - from establishing and verifying inputs to managing change. Click to learn more.

Learn the elements of an effective CAPA program, and how to identify and solve problems with RC tools.
Receive an overview of combination products and explore the regulatory challenges of a product that combines a medical device with a drug and/or biologic. 

This course provides an in-depth look at the software development life cycle, using the IEC 62304:2006 as a basis for the course discussions

Obtain knowledge and practical application experience needed for validating software for use in medical device quality management systems. 

Learn key changes between IVDD and IVDR, discusses how to make the transition or implement the regulation, learn best practices for implementation. Click to learn more.

FDA and ISO 13485 both require process validation, but they do not offer much guidance. Get the how-to’s in our updated course Process Validation Principles and Protocols. This class features hands-on workshops to ensure you can transfer what you learn to your workplace.

Best practices and tools to manage a comprehensive, risk-based, cross-functional supplier quality management system. Click to learn more.

Unique to MDSAP audits are a process-based audit approach and use of a nonconformity grading matrix. Understanding these two critical components of MDSAP is key to a successful certification audit, and this course covers both in depth. Click to learn more.

Learn the elements of an effective CAPA program and best practices for optimizing your program. Click to learn more.

How to identify and solve problems with RC tools. Focus is on practice application and creating a problem-solving culture. Click to learn more.

Learn how to identify an appropriate regulatory pathway to obtain product approval or clearance in the United States and/or the European Union (EU). Click to learn more.

Exemplar Global Certified QMS Internal Auditor Training Course. Learn the steps to develop, implement, and audit an internal quality system that efficiently and effectively meets the requirements of ISO 13485 and ISO 9001. Course exercises feature audit criteria from ISO 13485:2016. Click to learn more.

Learn how to effectively and efficiently handle the cGMP/ISO document control requirements in this workshop-based program. Click to learn more.

Designed for experienced auditors. Course participants learn how to go beyond compliance and analyze the performance-related data needed to improve processes, produce higher-quality devices, and achieve better patient outcomes.

Understand the requirements of FDA's Quality System Regulation. Click to learn more.

Provided below are a variety of practice related white papers, market updates and case studies.

Oriel STAT A MATRIX’s Goal

Help our life science customers meet regulatory requirements, boost efficiency, and improve patient outcomes

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