Training Course For ISO/IEC 17043

Learn the skills and concepts essential to proficiency testing through our ISO/IEC 17043 training.
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ISO/IEC 17043 covers management systems and technical competence requirements in all aspects of proficiency testing schemes. Regardless of the industry you serve, understanding ISO/IEC 17043, the requirements for accreditation, and important auditing concepts through our training courses will provide a foundation for achieving greater efficiency, effectiveness, and customer confidence. The right staff training can help you gain new customers and strengthen your existing relationships.

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What You’ll Learn

Our experienced instructors will inform learners about the standard itself, as well as the terminology and concepts necessary to interpret each requirement. MS 140 “Understanding ISO/IEC 17043:2010 and Statistical Analysis for Proficiency Testing Providers” is a comprehensive course that will guide learners through the standard clause by clause, inviting questions and discussion to improve comprehension. Our auditing courses are applicable to many different organizations. They apply ISO compliance principles to help learners address risk management and execute corrective actions more effectively. Whether you are preparing for accreditation or simply seeking education to improve your organization, ISO compliance training will prove invaluable.

Course Selection

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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.
Gain an understanding of risk-based thinking from an international standards perspective. The participant will learn risk concepts from ISO 31000 and ISO 9000 and become familiar with industry tools used to assess and manage risk in the ISO conformity assessment arena.
Gain the tools to react more successfully to non-conforming events in your organization. Participants will identify and analyze non-conforming scenarios using a variety of techniques and will practice using various cause analysis and corrective action selection processes to support process improvement.
This is an introductory course designed to provide participants with a foundation to the fundamental concepts of statistics. Statistical concepts and methods are presented in a way that emphasizes understanding the principles of data collection and analysis.
This course reviews concepts of random processes, distributions, and statistical estimation. Participants will learn basic concepts of statistical testing, methods of testing means and variances, and review examples where this would be used in the laboratory. Participants will learn basics of regression and apply them to calibration and testing results to demonstrate linearity. All topics are tied together by considering estimation of limits of detection (LOD) and limits of quantitation (LOQ).