The provider of the qualification testing program is an organization that is responsible for all tasks related to the development and implementation of a qualification testing program (assessing the performance of a participant according to predetermined criteria through interlaboratory comparisons).
Qualification testing is used by laboratories accredited for certification and accredited laboratories as one of the key evidence of compliance with established performance requirements, and as evidence of the comparability of their findings with the results of other laboratories.
Participation in qualification testing programs is an important and relevant tool for the implementation by the testing laboratory of O’zDST ISO / IEC 17025-2007 “General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories”.
Qualification check is:
- a regular, objective and independent assessment of the quality of day-to-day research;
- feedback, which improves technical performance;
- comparative information about the characteristics of the method and instrument;
- obtaining a common “picture” of the quality of specific studies in a particular field of activity, in a country or region.