Established in 1982, CMPT provides external assessment challenges (EQA) for
Clinical Microbiology and Water Testing Laboratories. CMPT adheres to the philosophy that as a university based program, in addition to providing support for accreditation and regulatory specifications, there exists a mandate for CMPT to support continual improvement and continuing education and to provide a platform to support academic pursuits.

CMPT as Quality Leader

CMPT provides Microbiology Proficiency Testing services that are accredited to meet the requirements of ISO 17043:2023 – Conformity assessment: General requirements for proficiency testing.

Our vision is to be recognized provincially, nationally, and internationally as a valued contributor to EQA innovation, education and as passionate advocates for continued quality improvement in EQA for the benefit of healthcare, our participants and our program.

CMPT as EQA Provider

CMPT is a National and International provider of EQA programs for Microbiology laboratories.

Samples are realistic, not lyophilized, often incorporate complex flora, and to the extent possible, look and act like true samples, so that they can be handled and processed as usual as possible.

CMPT as EQA Educator

CMPT has developed hands-on education programs that are useful for sharing the establishment of microbiology oriented EQA services that are appropriate for programs from diverse regions and experience. Organizations interested in learning more about the CMPT training program should contact CMPT.