ISO/IEC 17043 accreditation allows users of proficiency testing programs to feel confident that their programs are operated competently and in accordance with specified system requirements.
ANAB provides ISO/IEC 17043 accreditation as a form of assurance of compliance with international standards and recognized good practices.
Accreditation can be a long process, so it can be helpful to break it down into individual steps when considering your next move. These are the critical steps necessary to attaining your ISO/IEC 17043 accreditation through ANAB’s process:
Your first step is to request a quote from ANAB. ANAB charges for accreditation services on the basis of time spent and the number of types of proficiency tests to be accredited.
After receiving your quote, you’ll electronically submit your application, including:
ANAB reviews your application to make sure it includes all necessary information, credentials, and resources.
Your next steps to accreditation may include an introductory visit, practice assessment, and planning visit, all of which are optional.
The accreditation assessment is, of course, required. After final review of your completed application, you can work with ANAB to schedule assessment dates.
Corrective Action and Follow-Up Visit
If there are findings resulting from the assessment, you’ll be required to provide corrective action, and a follow-up visit could be required.
After any necessary corrective action has been taken, ANAB will decide on your accreditation status.
Surveillance and Reassessment
After you’re accredited, an annual surveillance or reassessment visit are part of ANAB’s process to ensure your continued competence and ongoing accreditation.