This is an annual training session for metrologists from Southwestern Assurance Program (SWAP). 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.
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.
Reference USB/CD and notebooks to be provided.
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.
January 16, 2016 (for handling materials); Prior to event for other materials.
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).
There is no registration fee for SWAP. TWO REGISTRATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Please see the 2016 Southwestern Measurement Assurance Program Meeting memo 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] nist.gov
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
TX Department of Agriculture
LaQuinta Inn and Suites
11901 North Mopac Expressway
Austin Texas, 78759