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State Laboratory Annual Submission Process

This 2 hour webinar is for State Laboratory weights and measures staff to review annual submission requirements for OWM laboratory Recognition.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this session, participants will be able to submit a complete annual review package to NIST Office of Weights and Measures. This webinar covers the requirements for annual submission to NIST Weights and Measures Division. The session will review the process OWM uses to evaluate each submission and the Scoring Model. The session will use Handbook 143 Table 1 as an outline to review each item that is required:

  • Appendix B (consolidated with Appendix D);
  • Appendix C (preferably Handbook 150 checklist/form or ISO/IEC 17025 checklist/form);
  • Appendix E (preferably in Excel Uncertainty Tables);
  • Management Review; PT/ILC Follow Up forms; and Internal Audits (Quality and Technical). Additional items will be briefly reviewed and discussed.

Technology Requirement(s):

The Webcast will be streamed in medium bandwidth (350kbs), so viewers needed to have a constant connection during the webcast.

  1. Hardware and operating system configurations:
  • Windows XP (Explorer 8, 9, 10, 11; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome)
  • Windows Vista (Internet Explorer or Firefox)
  • Windows 7 or 8 (Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome)
  • Apple Mac OS 10.5x (Mozilla Firefox; Apple Safari; Google Chrome)
  • Ubuntu Linux (Firefox only)
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  • Internet browsers In order to access the event, you must have either Microsoft Internet Explorer (Explorer 8, 9, 10, 11) or Mozilla Firefox 3+ browser for Windows operating systems. For accessing events via Mac operating systems you must have Mozilla Firefox 3+ or Safari 4.x.
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    There are no prerequisites for this webinar.


    1. Read the annual submission memo that will be sent to confirmed participants via email, mail and is posted here:
    2. Review feedback letters from the past two years to identify any requested action and be prepared to ask and answer questions about what needs to be submitted to close open action items.

    Pre-Work Deadline:

    September 24, 2015

    Minimum Requirement(s):

    Completion includes completing pre-work assignment, and full attendance and participation in the session activities and discussion.


    State laboratory staff who have responsibilities for developing, implementing, and/or improving the uncertainty analyses methods and reporting in their laboratory as well as those who are seeking OWM recognition and/or accreditation or improvements to support recognition/accreditation through adding this measurement to their Scope. This webinar is also useful for administrative or management staff who are involved in what gets submitted annually for ongoing recognition of the laboratory.


    This webinar is for State weights and measures staff participants only. Registration fees for State weights and measures regulatory officials and metrologists are funded by NIST OWM. 


    Georgia Harris
    Office of Weights and Measures
    Phone: (301) 975 - 4014
    Email: g.harris [at] (g[dot]harris[at]nist[dot]gov)


    NIST / Office of Weights and Measures

    Class No.

    Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET

    Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 3, 2015

    Created June 16, 2015, Updated July 23, 2020