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Forensic Proficiency Test Provider (PTP) Accreditation

What is Forensic Proficiency Test Provider (PTP) Accreditation?

ANAB proficiency testing provider (PTP) accreditation program is designed for organizations seeking to develop recognized forensic related proficiency testing schemes supporting all types of forensic organizations.

ANAB accredited PTPs demonstrate their competence in the production and evaluation of forensic proficiency testing schemes by complying with international criteria specified in ISO/IEC 17043. This includes specific requirements for PTP scheme operations and for demonstrating competence in the planning, impartiality and confidentiality, assignment of property values, determining the appropriateness of the PT item, and statistical evaluation of PT results.

The ANAB PTP accreditation program can help assure the quality of forensic proficiency testing data and results by accrediting PTPs to the international standard ISO/IEC 17043 and ANAB accreditation requirements based on national and international requirements.

Accreditation promotes confidence in proficiency testing and will help move your proficiency testing programs toward industry acceptance. Accreditation will provide a competitive advantage by increasing the quality of proficiency testing programs and supporting consistent PTP operations.

ANAB accreditation managers and PT experts have practical experience in the field and are often considered peers to the PTPs. The ANAB PTP accreditation program is well-established nationally and internationally and should be your choice for accreditation.

Steps to Forensic Proficiency Test Provider (PTP) Accreditation

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Steps for Getting Accredited

  • Request a Quote
  • File Application
  • Prepare for Accreditation Assessment
  • Submit Documentation for Review
  • (Optional) Preliminary Assessment
  • Accreditation Assessment
  • Corrective Action (if applicable)
  • ANAB Accreditation Decision
  • Receive Accreditation Certificate

ISO/IEC 17043

Conformity Assessment – General Requirements For Proficiency Testing

ISO/IEC 17043 specifies general requirements for the competence of providers of proficiency testing schemes and for the development and operation of proficiency testing schemes. These requirements are intended to be general for all types of proficiency testing schemes, and they can be used as a basis for specific technical requirements for particular fields of application.

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