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.
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If you have more than one lab to register, you must fill out separate registrations 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.
Provide ASTM with the complete address and phone number of your designated U.S. Trans-Shipping Agent who will be responsible for shipping samples from the U.S. to your facility. Participants are responsible for making financial and shipping arrangements to receive samples directly with your shipping agent.
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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.
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After your register and submit your online order, an email notification will be sent to the email address you provided in your order. This email notification is your receipt. Please contact ASTM-PTP at email@example.com or 610-832-9534 if you have not received your receipt after submitting your order online.
No. Once you have filled out and submitted the online registration form, your lab is now signed up for the ASTM proficiency program(s). If there are any issues with your order, someone from ASTM-PTP will be in contact with you.
If you received your email notification from firstname.lastname@example.org regarding the sample shipment and you still have not received the sample, please allow one week for delivery of your sample. If it has been more than one week, please contact ASTM-PTP at email@example.com for tracking information.
Your test results are due to ASTM eight weeks after the sample has been shipped. To find these dates, please see your interactive data form or the samples out email notification from ASTM-PTP.
The fields where you enter your data are set with validation rules. You will receive this error message if you are not entering your data point as per the ASTM Test Method. Please refer to the reporting section of the ASTM Test Method for the correct reporting measurement.
When are finished entering and saving your data on the interactive data entry form, you must click on the Finish and Submit to ASTM button. Once you click on this button, you will be asked to print or review your data before submitting results to ASTM by then clicking on the yellow Submit Results button.
If you have successfully submitted your data to ASTM, you will receive a message stating that the results have been received by ASTM-PTP.
Final reports are provided to participants electronically approximately 25 business days following data submission deadline. Mechanical Properties of Metals reports are provided electronically approximately 35 business days following data submission deadline. Reformulated Gasoline and Ultra Low-Sulfur Diesel reports are provided electronically approximately 15 business days following data submission deadline. You will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org that contains the link to the final report. We suggest once you receive this link, that you save or print the report for easy accessibility.
All final reports are in PDF format. First, please make sure you have Adobe Reader to access the file. Some of the reports are large files, so it may take a few minutes for the report to load. If you have clicked on the link and the report is not opening, please contact ASTM-PTP at email@example.com or 610-832-9534.
Your lab ID code is located in the email advising that the final report is available on the PTP portal. It is highlighted in bold text. Please take note of your lab ID code before discarding the email.
No, your lab id code will randomly change for each program and test cycle that your lab participates in.