ASTM Proficiency Testing Programs (PTP) are statistical quality assurance programs that enable laboratories to evaluate and improve performance, and maintain and fulfill mandatory accreditation requirements.
Maintain Accreditation and Demonstrate Your Lab’s Testing Capabilities to Customers Worldwide. Accreditation benefits include:
ASTM International Proficiency Testing Center is pleased to offer a number of Proficiency Testing Program for laboratories who need a statistical quality assurance tool that will enable them to improve, and maintain a high level of performance in conducting routine tests by comparing their results with other laboratories worldwide doing the same testing.
ASTM’s Proficiency Test Program provides you with:
For some laboratories, accessing standards and knowing how to use them is enough to move ahead of their competition and reach the top of their industry. But for others, accreditation and proving proficiency is the ultimate method of achieving a competitive advantage.
The ASTM Proficiency Testing Program (PTP) has helped thousands of laboratories evaluate, improve, and document their proficiency – providing clients and laboratory accreditation bodies alike with concrete evidence of a laboratory’s skill level.
This valuable program makes it easier for laboratories around the world to maintain their accreditation and validate the accuracy of their testing procedures and results.
With the ASTM PTP program, lab managers can achieve more accurate testing and analysis, significantly improve their overall performance, and gain a competitive advantage in the global marketplace. Join the ASTM PTP today to experience growth and success in the lab testing field!
1. Participants receive samples for each test cycle, electronic data submission forms, and test instructions.
2. Labs perform the tests normally conducted within their facility using the specified test methods cited in the program.
3. Upon completing the tests, each lab electronically submits test data to ASTM for use in statistical summary reports. These reports are accessible 24/7 on our PTP web portal.
4. Final summary reports, provided in electronic format, contain:
ASTM Proficiency Testing (PTP) programs are statistical quality assurance programs that enable laboratories to assess their performance in the use of ASTM test methods with other laboratories worldwide.
Participation in any PTP is not contingent upon performing all program tests. The participation fee will remain the same no matter how many tests you perform or do not perform.
No. Participation is open to all laboratories from around the world.
No. We do not offer discounts for PTP participation if you are a member of ASTM.
Yes, submit to firstname.lastname@example.org with request.
If you have more than one lab to register, you must fill out separate registration forms for each participating location. This is necessary in order to document shipping information for each participating facility.
Yes. You can still register for a program if you have missed the first test cycle. Please follow the instructions on the online registration form.
The program participation fee includes the shipment of the sample material to all participating labs in the United States. The participation fee for the programs listed below also include the shipment of samples to all labs outside the United States. All other products for laboratories outside the United States require the lab to provide a freight forwarder or courier information.
Some couriers will not ship hazardous materials (HAZMAT). Be sure that the freight forwarder or courier that you use will deliver hazardous materials to your location. The following products may be and/or are hazardous: