Understanding ISO/IEC 17043:2023 and Statistical Analysis for Proficiency Testing Providers

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.

Price: $1,450.00


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*, 16 Training Hours

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.


Students are required to bring copies the ISO/IEC 17043:2023 and the ISO 13528 standard with them furnished by their company or purchase them directly from ISO or other approved document provider prior to the class.


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



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June 17, 2024 – June 20, 2024
Instructor: Dan Tholen
Eastern Time
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

December 3, 2024 – December 4, 2024
5202 Presidents Court, Frederick, MD 21703
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM