Getting prepared

With site assessment to the revised ISO/IEC 17043 Conformity assessment — General requirements for the competence of proficiency testing providers, commencing in March 2024, we have provided the key resources below to help you better understand and prepare for the differences and new requirements of the revised Standard.

The Assessment Worksheet can be used in preparation for an assessment. It does not need to be returned to NATA.  

The Gap Analysis provides a detailed understanding of the differences between the old and revised Standard.

We recommend reviewing the Implementation Checklist in conjunction with the Gap Analysis. 

This document provides interpretative criteria and recommendations for the application of ISO/IEC 17043 Conformity assessment — General requirements for the competence of proficiency testing providers for both applicant and accredited facilities.

As we will be assessing to the revised ISO/IEC 17043 Standard from March 2024, we have developed a Transition Policy to help existing and prospective members manage variations and changes.

Become a member

Benefits of being a NATA accredited organisation

NATA accredits organisations to perform testing and inspection activities for their products and services. This gives consumers the assurance they need to make safe, healthy and reliable choices. When you choose to become NATA accredited, you can be sure of a number of competitive advantages for your business.
NATA members receive a globally-recognised, peer-reviewed and government endorsed accreditation that provides a unique level of assurance to members, their clients and the community.
Our accreditation provides an independent benchmark for technical competence. Receiving NATA accreditation demonstrates to customers your organisation’s commitment to quality, safety and reliability of products and services.
NATA accreditation is both nationally and internationally recognised. This provides a competitive advantage when compared to non-accredited organisations and ensures you are market-ready to capitalise on trade opportunities.
NATA has been training individuals and teams both nationally and internationally for over 20 years and enjoys a global reputation for the quality of its courses and programs. Our active role in international accreditation education has seen us conduct training in over 20 countries.
NATA’s long standing and active involvement with international groups enables our members to gain international recognition for their accreditation and minimises the need for multiple assessments from different suppliers.
NATA provides innovative and timely business solutions that meet the needs of our members and fulfil the expectations of the community. We have the experience and resources to ensure your accreditation provides you and your organisation with unique advantages.