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5459: NIST Handbook 130 - Uniform Packaging and Labeling Regulations

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Office of Weights and Measures will hold a seminar for Weights and Measures Officials and Industry on the most recent version of NIST Handbook 130, Uniform Laws and Regulations, "Uniform Packaging and Labeling Regulations (UPLR)".

Learning Objectives:

After this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • UNDERSTAND and INTERPRET requirements under the Handbook 130, UPLR.
  • EXPLAIN, DEMONSTRATE, and APPLY the NIST Handbook 130, UPLR, to everyday packaging of consumer and non-consumer commodities.
  • DETERMINE the appropriate method of sale for various products.
  • RECOGNIZE and EVALUATE various package labeling in the marketplace.

Materials & Supplies:



There are no prerequisites for this training seminar.





Minimum Requirement(s):

To receive a Certificate of Successful Completion, participants must be in attendance for the entire class, actively participate in the session activities, discussions, and receive a passing grade on the examination. Students who do not fulfill these requirements will not receive a certificate of completion.


State Weights and Measures Officials


There are no registration fees this seminar. Participants are responsible for their own travel, lodging and meal expenses.


David Sefcik
Office of Weights and Measures,
Phone: (301) 975 - 4868
Email: david.sefcik [at] (david[dot]sefcik[at]nist[dot]gov)

Technology Requirement(s):

You must bring a calculator or a smart phone that can perform basic calculations.


NIST / Office of Weights and Measures

Created August 5, 2016, Updated October 14, 2016