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Registration  |  Photo ID  |  Proof of Citizenship/Permanent Residency  |  Prework  |  Electronic Devices

Visitors are required to wear a NIST Visitors badge at all times while on campus. This badge will be provided to you on the morning of your first training day, and you may be requested to show photo identification while on the NIST grounds.

New, Senior, Master Examiners and BETE Participants

Training Hotel
Tuesday | 7:15–7:45 am | Hotel Lobby

Surrounding Hotels & Commuters
Tuesday | 8–8:30 am | NIST Visitor Center

Returning Examiners

Training Hotel
Wednesday | 7:00–7:30 am | Hotel Lobby

Surrounding Hotels & Commuters
Wednesday | 7:30–8:00 am | NIST Visitor Center

Government Issued Photo ID

All participants in the Baldrige Examiner Training course MUST present a government-issued picture identification at training registration and each training day at the NIST campus security gate.

Proof of U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency

To be a member of the Baldrige Program’s all-volunteer Board of Examiners, you must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident of the United States or its territories. New examiners MUST present one of the items below to confirm proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent residency. Should you have any questions, contact the examinerlogistics [at] (Examiner Help Center.)

New Examiners
Please present one of the following as proof of 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

Prework Assignments

Examiner Training course participants are expected to print out and bring a copy of their prework assignments as outlined in the prework assignment email.

It is mandatory that you complete the prework assignment before training. You will be using it in the classroom with other training participants.

Before you arrive for training -

  • Schedule adequate time to complete your prework assignments
  • Completion of an Independent Review Scorebook (30-40+ hours)
  • Print out and bring a copy of your prework (you will be sharing your prework with an examiner coach)

For questions related to the prework assignment contact:
examdepo [at] (subject: Baldrige%20Examiner%20Training%20Prework) (examdepo[at]nist[dot]gov) | (877) 237-9064 (select option 2)

Use of Electronic Devices

Training participants are encouraged to bring an electronic device to access the online participant guide and to record course learnings. If training participants decide to bring an electronic device to training, they will be responsible for ensuring that they remain secured. The training rooms are not secured, and NIST cannot be responsible for your personal items.

Your full attention and engagement contribute to the success of your learning experience. Therefore, please limit usage of electronic devices to classroom related information. See your facilitator about usage of electronic devices inside your classroom should you have any questions. NIST has public Wi-Fi on the first floor of the training location.


Created March 8, 2018, Updated February 26, 2020