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Southeastern Measurement Assurance Program (SEMAP)

This is an annual training session for metrologists from Southeastern Measurement Assurance Program (SEMAP). NIST Handbook 143, Section 5.2, Table 2 notes that annual attendance at the RMAP training session is required for ongoing laboratory Recognition for State Weights and Measures laboratories. Handbook 143, Program Handbook details the criteria used for OWM Laboratory Recognition. In addition, participation in ongoing RMAP proficiency tests (PTs) through OWM requires completion of training requirements to the designated level and attendance at the annual RMAP training sessions for all participants. 

Learning Objectives:

See the detailed objectives that are provided for each module. Overall, the learning objectives are developed to enable metrologists to implement best practices into their laboratory program and share concepts with others in their laboratory who are unable to attend the training. 

Materials & Supplies:

Reference USB/CD and notebooks to be provided.


Not applicable. 


Assemble necessary laboratory Quality Management System to ensure all materials are available during the training. See the detailed agenda for the materials participants are to submit in advance and/or bring to the seminars.

Pre-Work Deadline:

January 16, 2016 (for handling materials); Prior to event for other materials.


Not applicable.

Post-Work Deadline:

Not applicable.

Minimum Requirement(s):

Successful completion requires full attendance, participation in group activities, and familiarity with laboratory recognition/accreditation requirements in ISO/IEC 17025, and having required laboratory documents on-hand at the RMAP event for activities and case studies that are noted with applicable topics to obtain a training certificate. (See agenda for details).


Regional Measurement Assurance Program "MEMBERS" (State and Industry RMAP member laboratories).


The registration fee for SEMAP is $75.00. TWO REGISTRATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Please use the 2016 SEMAP Conference Registration form to register with the host for this seminar and for lodging information. You also need to register with the Office of Weights and Measures, using the OWM Contact System. The OWM system will be used to generate attendee registrations and lists and shared with each host (this will enable double checking, tracking, preparing rosters, and training certificates.)


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

Technology Requirement(s):

Participants need to bring a laptop computer and all laboratory Quality Management System files for hands-on activities and review of resources that will be used during training.


NIST / Office of Weights and Measures
VDACS Office of Weights and Measures

CEUs Offered: 3.2

Class No. 5405

Time: 08:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m. ET

Registration Deadline: Not required

Hyatt Place, Richmond Airport
4404 South Laburnum Avenue
Richmond, VA 23231
Phone: (804) 549-4865
Email: amy.vansteenburgh [at] (amy[dot]vansteenburgh[at]hyatt[dot]com) 


Hotel Room Block 4/10-14/2016
Group Code: G-SEMA
Cut Off Date:3/21/2016

Created November 25, 2015, Updated May 13, 2016