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Examiner Training Logistics 2017

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Training Dates

New, Senior, Alumni Examiners
April 25 – April 27
May 2 – May 4
May 9 – May 11

Returning Examiners
April 26 – April 27
May 3 – May 4
May 10 – May 11

NEW FOR 2017

Due to the need to defray costs associated with examiner training courses and in response to feedback from past training participants, the following changes are being implemented:

  • In 2017, the training courses will be held from 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. on Tuesdays (for new and senior/alumni examiners) and Wednesdays (for all examiners) and 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Thursdays (for all examiners). No sessions will be held on Fridays.
  • Training participants will be responsible for paying for their lunches in the NIST cafeteria each day on site. The average price for lunch each day is $8.00. Light snacks will be provided throughout the day in or near the classrooms.
  • Light hors d’oeuvres will be served during the Wednesday evening reception from 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn hotel.
  • Transportation to the area airports will not be provided after the training course ends on Thursday. The Baldrige Program will provide daily transportation from the Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites to and from the training location. Contact the hotel front desk for assistance reserving transportation to the area airports.


Please Note: Effective July 21, 2014, under the REAL ID Act of 2005, agencies, including NIST, can only accept a state-issued driver's license or identification card for access to federal facilities if issued by states that are REAL ID-compliant or have an extension.

NIST currently accepts other forms of federally issued identification in lieu of a state-issued driver's license, such as a valid passport, passport card, DOD Common Access Card (CAC), Veterans ID, Federal Agency HSPD-12 IDs, Military Dependents ID, Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC), and TSA Trusted Traveler ID.

To learn more about the REAL ID Act and to determine if your state or territory is compliant, visit the Department of Homeland Security's REAL ID Frequently Asked Questions web page at

Proof of U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency Requirement

To be a member of the volunteer Baldrige Board of Examiners, you must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident of the United States or its territories. If you served on the Board of Examiners in 2011 or later, you do not need to present proof of U.S. citizenship again. If you did not serve on the Board of Examiners in 2011 or later, you will need to present one of the following documents to verify U.S. citizenship or permanent residency:

  • U.S. Passport

  • Certified birth certificate issued by the city, county, or state

  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth

  • Naturalization Certificate

  • Certificate of Citizenship

  • Permanent Resident Card


If you have any questions please contact the Examiner Help Center at examinerlogistics [at] (examinerlogistics[at]nist[dot]gov). Baldrige staff will be available Monday–Friday from 8:30 am-5:30 pm, Eastern Time to handle your inquiries.

Examiner Help Center

examinerlogistics [at] (examinerlogistics[at]nist[dot]gov)


  • Baldrige Customer Service
    (301) 975-2036
    100 Bureau Drive, M/S 1020
    Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1020
Created February 28, 2011, Updated November 15, 2019