KENAS, ISO 15189, and ISO/IEC 17025 require that accredited laboratories participate in Proficiency Testing activities supporting their scope of accreditation. Proficiency Testing providers, and specifically ISO/IEC 17043.
Accredited PT providers that operate a quality system in accordance with ISO/IEC 17043 are required to be utilized as per KENAS Policy to support their scope activities. KENAS has collected a listing of PT providers that have been known to operate PT programs in accordance with ISO/IEC Guide 43 (outdated) or ISO/IEC 17043.
It is the responsibility of the accredited laboratory to determine if the particular PT program they are interested in is operated in accordance with ISO/IEC 17043. It is also the responsibility of the lab to assure the PT program they are subscribing conforms to the requirements of ISO/IEC 17043.
1. List of KENAS accredited Proficiency Testing Providers:
Click here to access the list of KENAS accredited Proficiency Testing Providers.
2. East Africa Community (EAC) Proficiency Testing Schemes:
Access the following documents:
3.Institute for Inter-laboratory Studies:
Click here to access the complete proficiency test program (round robin and cross check programs) for the period between August 2017 and December 2018 from the Institute for Interlaboratory Studies.
4. PT Australia 2017/2018 Participation:
Those interested in participating in PT, the Proficiency Testing Australia company has released its PT schedule for the 2017/2018 period.
a) Get to read on how to participate here.
b) Get to download the schedule here.
c) Further details may be found on the PTA website, www.pta.asn.au