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Webinar - Traceability Assessments for Weights and Measures


This 2 hour webinar will introduce metrological traceability.

Metrological traceability is a characteristic of a measurement result. A laboratory is not traceable. A standard is not traceable. A NIST Test Number is not traceable. This session covers the definition of metrological traceability and the essential elements that must be documented to provide objective evidence that a measurement result is in fact, traceable.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • IDENTIFY and DESCRIBE the definitions of Metrological Traceability;
  • IDENTIFY the essential elements required to demonstrate metrological traceability;
  • USE a Traceability Assessment form for W&M applications to assess evidence;
  • USE the forms and knowledge of the essential elements and the traceability assessment process; to evaluate current and new W&M standards; and
  • ANSWER questions about metrological traceability.

Related Project(s):

NIST OWM has a number of other training opportunities scheduled for 2011. For more information:


Carol Hockert, and Georgia Harris


Start Date: Thursday, April 5, 2012
End Date: Thursday, April 5, 2012
Location: Webinar
Audience: Government
Format: Other


NIST Office of Weights and Measures

Class No. 5162


Register for participation using the Weights and Measures Contact Management System. Database users must first establish an account by going to the link listed above. You must register in the OWM Contact Management System to participate in the webinar. Follow the instructions to create an account unless you are already a registered user. Your request will be processed within one business day and then you will be sent a password so that you may begin to use the system. Registered webinar participants will receive an email confirmation and will be provided a web link to make a payment. Funding of State W&M laboratory webinar participants is sponsored by the Office of Weights and Measures. If you have any questions, please contact Isabel Chavez at (301) 975 - 2128.

Registration Contact:

Yvonne Branden,
Office of Weights and Measures,
(301) 975 - 3272

Isabel Chavez,
Contact Management System Administrator,
(301) 975 - 2128