ISO/IEC 17043:2010 "Conformity assessment — General requirements for Proficiency Testing" for Proficiency Testing Providers (PTP)




6.00 Hours.




About the Course:

This program is meant for PT Providers to know about standard ISO/IEC 17043:2010 “Conformity Assessment – General requirements for the proficiency testing”.Proficiency Testing is one of the important tools to determine the technical competence of the Testing, Calibration and Medical Testing laboratories.The need for ongoing confidence in laboratory performance is not only essential for laboratories and their customers but also for other interested parties, such as regulators, laboratory accreditation bodies and other organizations that specify requirements for laboratories.This program aims to develop a good understanding for PT Providers on interpretation of ISO/IEC 17043:2010 from PT Providers angle like how to design a PT scheme, steps to follow and requirements for conducting a PT scheme etc. Most of the requirements in this International Standard apply to those evolving areas, especially regarding management, planning and design, personnel, assuring quality, confidentiality, and other aspects, as appropriate.

What you will learn:

In this course, the participants (potential / accredited / applicant PT Providers) will learn about the following components:

  • Introduction, Background and General aspects of Proficiency testing
  • Scope, Terms & Definitions, Management & Technical requirements of ISO/IEC 17043:2010
  • How to interpret these requirements and ensure implementation aspects in the Proficiency Testing Provider Organization
  • Statistical requirements and techniques for various PT activities as per ISO 13528:2015.

Who should attend:

  • PT Providers (Accredited /Applicant /Potential)
  • Laboratories
  • Quality Professionals

Benefits of Program:

After completing this program, the participants will be able to appreciate the basic concept of conducting a PT scheme and acquire knowledge/ understanding about the management and technical requirements stipulated in ISO/IEC 17043:2010 from Proficiency Testing Provider’s viewpoint. This program will enable participants to develop competence in PT schemes, learn about Design & Operation of PT schemes and to know Analysis and Evaluation of PT scheme results.

Note: This 6 hours course can be completed in 3 months.

Type of examination: It will be a computer based examination which will include multiple choice questions (MCQ). The said questions will be from the topics covered in the course.