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NISTIR 6969 SOP 8 - Part 1

This 2 hour webinar will examine SOP 8 and the process of calibrating large tolerance weights.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of (or during) this session, using your notes and SOP 8 you will be able to:

  • Describe the process of SOP 8;
  • Identify sources of error;
  • Identify when use of SOP 8 is appropriate; and 
  • Correctly implement SOP 8.

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:

Participants need to locate a field weight kit made up of fourteen (14) 2-lb weights. This kit will be used to make measurements as part of the webinar. Measurement information will be used in Webinar NISTIR 6969 SOP 8 Part 2.


Participants must have successfully completed the Fundamentals of Metrology Seminar.

Minimum Requirement(s):

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


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.


State laboratory staff 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.


Val Miller
Office of Weights and Measures,
(301) 975 - 3602
Email: val.miller [at] (val[dot]miller[at]nist[dot]gov)


NIST / Office of Weights and Measures

Class No.

Time: 10:00a.m - 12:00p.m ET

Created February 27, 2013, Updated July 23, 2020