Conformity assessment : General requirements for proficiency testinghave been developed in order to build confidence in Proficiency Testing Provider both in the testing disciplines as well as in the calibration disciplines. As per the requirements of clause no. 7.7.2 of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 external quality checks need to be performed by laboratories engaged in the testing as well as calibration. There are 2 types of external checks are performed. One is called self initiated inter laboratory comparison and another and most important is participation in the Proficiency Testing Program. This standard is also refereed in the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 version for the PT Provider, indicating that the PT Provider must be accredited to ISO/IEC 17043. Proficiency testing is an important tool to define the quality and accuracy of the laboratory, who has taken participation.Hence the role of PT Provider becomes very important. Hence to ensure that the PT Provider is competent, ISO/IEC 17043:2010 is the standard system, which is having complete requirements for the PT Provider to comply. There are ILAC/APLAC MRA partner, who can provide the accreditation to PT Provider as per ISO/IEC 17043:2010.
ISO/IEC 17043 Accreditation is a procedure by which an authoritative body gives formal recognition of technical competence for specific Proficiency testing scheme in the discipline of testing and/or calibration.The ISO/IEC 17043:2010 standard is developed based on the ISO Guide 43. ISO/IEC 17043:2010 Accreditation is managed by International Laboratory Accreditation Co-operation Committee (ILAC) as well as Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Co-operation Committee (APLAC) Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRA). ILAC and APLAC are engaged in development and updating of guidelines connected with accreditation activities. Such international arrangements facilitate acceptance of PT Reportbetween countries to which MRA partners represent. On accreditation of PT Provider by such recognized body, the PT Reportgets global acceptance due to such mutual recognition. Proficiency Testing Provider Accreditation gives formal recognition of competence to conduct proficiency testing scheme. We had leading name globally for ISO 17043 consultancy for quick iso 17043 accreditaiton.
Proficiency Testing (PT) is the evaluation of participant performance against pre-defined criteria by means of inter laboratory comparisons. We had ready to use iso 17043 documentaiton. For the purposes of ISO/IEC 17043:2010, the term “proficiency testing” is taken in its widest sense and includes following schemes: