The purpose of Proficiency Testing


Proficiency testing is a common means of determining the testing performance of a laboratory. Proficiency testing is used by accreditation bodies to assess the technical competence of a laboratory and also by companies to ascertain the quality of measurement equipment and performance.

The proficiency testing can also be used to ensure the testing performance of a laboratory over a period of time as well as identifying areas of improvement. It is a good way to train laboratory personnel and to establish correlations between different laboratories.

The results of a proficiency testing can be used to demonstrate that a company has a good technical base when discussing with business relations as well as developing laboratory uncertainties.

This is the website of CFI, a centre for intercomparisons (proficiency testing) which has been developed for the purpose to assist calibration- and testing laboratories to secure their measurement claims according to ISO/IEC 17025.

CFI works over a wide area of different measurement quantities, instruments and accuracy levels, and our goal is to assist both measurement laboratories and industrial users.

Since there are many un-accredited laboratories that also need to secure their measurement capability, the services of this web site are also open to them.

The services offered was originally developed in cooperation between the NMI (National Metrology institutes) in the Nordic and Baltic countries.

This web page is administrated by RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

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