Proficiency testing schemes for sampling


Factors affecting PT strategy

Proficiency Testing schemes for sampling play an important role in the improvement of sampling procedures and also in the development of participants from an educational point of view, especially if workshops with the participants are organised. PT schemes for sampling can also give an appreciation of the contribution of the sampling in relation to the overall quality of the measurement, including the associated contribution to the measurement uncertainty.

This leaflet, prepared by the EEE-PT Working Group, gives some hints on the application of ISO/IEC 17043 for PT providers organising PT schemes for sampling. If there is a comparison between participants and a mechanism for performance evaluation which meets the objective of the PT scheme for sampling, then ISO/IEC 17043 is applicable.



Please consult the PT Working Group Chair if you would like to prepare a translation in your own language.



1. Dates show date of publication of the linked file on this website.

2. 2nd English edition first published 2020-07-29