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5410: MidAmerica Measurement Assurance Program (MidMAP)

This is an annual training session for metrologists from MidAmerica Measurement Assurance Program (MidMAP). 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).


Registration fees for the RMAP training will be determined by the local hosts in conjunction with NIST assistance and will be provided at least 6 to 8 weeks prior to the event. Every effort will be made to keep registration fees to a minimum. Specific details about registration will be sent with information for each RMAP. The OWM Contact System will be used to generate attendee registrations and lists and shared with each host (this will enable tracking, full contact lists, and preparation of attendees lists 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
OH Department of Agriculture Weights & Measures

Crown Plaza Columbus-Worthington
6500 Doubletree Ave.
Columbus, OH 43229
Telephone: (614) 885-1885
Fax: (614) 885-7222

Group Rate CODE: NIS
Registration Deadline: Sunday, September 25, 2016



Not applicable.

Visitor Information 

Complimentary parking is available for all guest of the Crown Plaza North. The hotel can accommodate cars, trucks, vans, and buses of any size. RV's are not permitted to park.


Hotel Shuttle will provide service to Polaris Fashion Place. This is within 5 miles of the hotel. Each place has a variety of restaurants for you to enjoy. Please reserve at Front Desk should you wish to go out. Within 10 miles of the hotel perhaps you would like to take in a Ball game at Huntington Park or visit Nationwide Arena.

Created November 25, 2015, Updated September 15, 2016