Understanding ISO/IEC 17043:2010 and Statistical Analysis for Proficiency Testing Providers (MS 140)

This course provides the participant with a comprehensive look at Proficiency Testing (PT), including the design and operation of PT schemes, statistical methods, reporting, and interpretation. The participant will gain an understanding of the requirements of ISO/IEC 17043 and ISO 13528, and will be presented with tools for basic statistical design and data analysis.

A legal, authorized copy of ISO/IEC 17043 and ISO 13528 standards will be provided to each participant.


Expertise in a technical field of measurement where Proficiency Testing is used or needed.

Target Attendees

Proficiency testing providers considering accreditation to ISO requirements, or seeking a better understanding of the basic requirements for PT and process improvement; Accreditation Bodies; Assessors.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:

1.    Identify the Documents and Records required;
2.    Categorize scenarios as “proficiency testing” or “other” using the ISO standard definition;
3.    Practice statistical methodologies for designing and analyzing a proficiency testing scheme;
4.    Analyze sample reports for conformity to ISO requirements; and
5.    Build an optimal statistical design for the objectives of a Proficiency Testing scheme.


CEUs Awarded

1.4 CEUs Awarded*

Presentation Style

Lecture, discussion, and group exercises.

Hands-on exercises using Microsoft Excel. Please bring a laptop with Microsoft Excel or compatible spreadsheet program loaded in the computer for an interactive workshop.


A legal, authorized copy of the ISO/IEC 17043:2010 standard will be provided to each participant.

Participants should bring their own copy of the ISO 13528 standard.


* A2LA WorkPlace Training is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.



October 19, 2020 – October 20, 2020
A2LA WorkPlace Training
5202 Presidents Ct.
Frederick, MD 21703
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM