Malaysia Proficiency Testing Provider Accreditation Scheme (MyPTP) which based on ISO/IEC 17043 ‘Conformity assessment - General requirements for proficiency testing' was launched on 31 December 2013. The scheme was managed by Department of Standards Malaysia that directly comes under the authority of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI).
The scheme provides accreditation service to ensure the Proficiency Testing Provider's competency that provides proficiency testing programmes in area of testing, calibration, medical testing and inspection. Proficiency testing usually involves the use of inter-laboratory comparisons for determination of participants (laboratories and inspection bodies) performance.
The purpose of the scheme is provides confidence to participants of proficiency testing programmes that the programmes being relied on are being operated competently in accordance with the specified technical and management system requirements.