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NIST Handbook 130 Packaging and Labeling (3.5 day)


The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Office of Weights and Measures will hold a seminar for Weights and Measures Officials and Industry on the most recent version of NIST Handbook 130, Uniform Laws and Regulations, "Uniform Packaging and Labeling Regulations (UPLR)"

Learning Objectives:

After this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand and interpret requirements under the Handbook 130, UPLR.
  • Explain, demonstrate, and apply the Handbook 130, UPLR to everyday packaging of consumer and non-consumer commodities.
  • Determine the appropriate method of sale for various products.
  • Recognize and evaluate various package labelings in the marketplace.

Technology Requirement(s):

You must bring a calculator or a smart phone that can perform basic calculations.

Materials & Supplies:

Participants will be provided with a notebook and a USB flash drive that includes all presentation materials.


There are no prerequisites for this seminar.

Minimum Requirement(s):

Students must be in attendance for the entire class and actively participate in all in-class activities. You will be assessed on your application of all the learning objectives of this course.


State Weights and Measures Officials


There are no registration fees for this seminar.


David Sefcik,
Phone: (301) 975 - 4868

Related Project(s):

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


Start Date: Tuesday, November 4, 2014
End Date: Friday, November 7, 2014
Location: Lake Mary, FL
Audience: Government
Format: Seminar


NIST/Office of Weights and Measures
Florida Dept of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Course Number: 5324

Event Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
(class will dismiss at 12:00 pm (Noon) on Friday)

Registration Deadline: Monday, September 01, 2014


You must register in the Office of Weights and Measures Contacts 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. The Quick Guide provides an overview of the training registration process.

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

Isabel Chavez,
Office of Weights and Measures,
(301) 975 - 2128

Technical Contact:

Lisa Warfield,
Phone: (301) 975 - 3308