Course Description

This course provides attendees with an understanding of ISO/IEC 17043, General requirements for proficiency testing, with the main focus on applying the standard in accreditation processes. The course also provides an overview of the the ANAB laboratory-related accreditation program and requirements as well as information about planning and activities to consider when preparing to apply for ISO/IEC 17043 accreditation. 

Learning Objectives

  • Understand ISO/IEC 17043 requirements for proficiency testing
  • Gain an understanding of proficiency testing schemes, planning, and design
  • Enable participants to develop competence in proficiency testing schemes
  • Understand how the standard is used in assessing the competence of proficiency testing providers
  • Gain an understanding of the role of an accreditation body, the ANAB accreditation process, and the benefits of accreditation
  • Acquire the knowledge needed to assist your laboratory with preparing for an ANAB accreditation assessment

Who Should Attend

This course is perfect for those who develop inter-laboratory comparisons, proficiency test providers, and those who subscribe to proficiency testing schemes within their laboratories and want a greater understanding about those schemes.

Private Training Session

This training course is available as a private session.  Private sessions are a great option for organizations that have several staff members that need the training.  

Contact us at or 414-501-5473 for more information.

Note:   ANAB as an accreditation body will not provide any consulting during public or private sessions. Although instructors are able to answer questions and provide information on best practices, they will not provide solutions to organization specific issues.

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