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.

Course Content

  • Definitions from ISO/IEC 17043.
  • Types of proficiency testing.
  • Various standards and guides for PT.
  • Management system requirements.
  • Design of PT schemes.
  • Preparation of PT items.
  • Reports.
  • Statistics for PT.
  • Interpretation of results for participants, accreditation bodies and other interested parties.
  • A2LA Accreditation process and benefits,
  • National and international practices.

Prerequisites

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.

Reference

ISO/IEC 17043:2010 Conformity Assessment - General Requirements for Proficiency Testing
ISO 13528:2015 Statistical Methods for Use in Proficiency Testing by Interlaboratory Comparison

 

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

Contact

Training

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

PLEASE NOTE: Registration for public training courses will close 7 days prior to the start date.
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