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Internal Auditing Best Practices

Purpose:

This 2 hour webinar will consider internal auditing techniques and best practices that are used by a metrology laboratory to comply with ISO/IEC 17025 criteria. There are no prerequisites for this webinar.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of (or during) this session, using your notes and ISO/IEC 17025 or NIST HB 143, you will:

  • IDENTIFY internal auditing criteria (Section 4.14) in ISO/IEC 17025:2005 & NIST HB 143:2007;
  • IDENTIFY the steps of an audit cycle;
  • DESCRIBE the difference between a “desk audit,” “functional audit,” “technical audit,” and “management system audit”;
  • IDENTIFY template checklists and other tools that can be used to successfully document the audit process; and
  • APPLY best practices to conduct an effective internal management system audit within your laboratory.

Technology Requirement(s):

You will need the following to participate in the webinar:

  • Computer or laptop
  • Internet browser, a broadband connection is recommended
  • Telephone. Optional: a telephone headset

Materials & Supplies: 

Not applicable.

Prerequisite(s): 

There are no prerequisites for this webinar.

Audience: 

State laboratory staff who have responsibilities for developing, implementing, and/or improving the uncertainty analyses methods and reporting in their laboratory as well as those who are seeking OWM recognition and/or accreditation or improvements to support recognition/accreditation through adding this measurement to their Scope. This course is available for non-weights and measures participants. This webinar is also useful for administrative or management staff who help with conducting internal audits or review/monitor action items and their effectiveness resulting from internal audits.

Cost: 

The current fee for webinars is $199 and confirmed participants will be provided a web link to make a payment. Registration fees for State weights and measures metrologists are funded by NIST OWM.

Instructor(s):

Elizabeth Gentry
Office of Weights and Measures,
(301) 975 - 3690
Email: elizabeth.gentry@nist.gov

Related Project(s):

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

Details:

Start Date: Thursday, November 21, 2013
End Date: Thursday, November 21, 2013
Location: Adobe Connect
Audience: Industry, Government
Format: Webinar

Sponsor(s):

NIST / Office of Weights and Measures

Class No.
5251

Time: 2:00p.m - 4:00p.m ET

Registration Deadline:  10/31/2013

Registration:

Register for participation using the Office of 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 e-mail confirmation and will be provided a web link to make a payment. Funding of W&M regulatory officials and State metrologists 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
Email: yvonne.branden@nist.gov

Isabel Chavez,
Contact Management System Administrator,
(301) 975 - 2128
Email: isabel.chavez@nist.gov

Security Instructions:

Not applicable.

Visitor Information 

Not applicable.

Transportation

Not applicable.

Technical Contact:

Elizabeth Gentry
Office of Weights and Measures,
(301) 975 - 3690
Email: elizabeth.gentry@nist.gov