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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:

During this webinar, 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:

None.

Prerequisite(s):

There are no prerequisites for this webinar.

Minimum Requirement(s):

Successful Completion includes completing pre-work assignment (if any), full attendance, full participation in the session activities and discussion and completing an on-line evaluation after the course.

Audience:

Laboratory personnel who have responsibilities for developing, implementing, and/or improving the quality management system in their laboratory as well as those who are seeking OWM recognition and/or accreditation or improvements to support recognition/accreditation. 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 link to make a payment. Registration fees for State weights and measures regulatory officials and 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, September 18, 2014
End Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014
Location: Adobe Connect
Audience: Industry, Government
Format: Webinar

Sponsor(s):

NIST / Office of Weights and Measures

Class No.
5296

Time: 02:00 p.m. - 04:00 p.m. ET

Registration Deadline: Friday, August 15, 2014

Registration:

You must register in the Office of Weights and Measures Contact Management System. You must first establish a primary contact account by going to the link listed above. Follow the instructions to create an account unless you are already a registered user.

Your request for a contact account will be processed within one business day. You will be sent a password, so that you can then register in our training system (How to Request Training & Transcript Using the Contacts System-PDF) for this class. If you have any questions, 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