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5444: Documenting Traceability and Calibration Intervals

This 2 hour webinar will cover the essential elements of metrological traceability and the documentary evidence required to support traceability and calibration intervals. It will use NISTIR 6969, GMP 11 and GMP 13 as the baseline for instructions and will also cover policies used by accreditation bodies. This course will provide preview information or review information for similar content covered in the Fundamentals of Metrology seminar.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of (or during) this session, using your notes and ISO/IEC 17025 or NIST HB 143, you will be able to:

  • DESCRIBE the essential components that are required to support metrological traceability.
  • EXPLAIN traceability in simple terms to anyone - even someone not familiar with metrology.
  • COMPLETE documentation requirements for traceability and calibration intervals.

Materials & Supplies:



There are no prerequisites for this webinar.


Read GMP 11 and GMP 13 and identify laboratory documents and procedures from the participant's laboratory that cover traceability and calibration intervals. Be prepared to submit pre-work information and answer questions during the session.

Pre-Work Deadline:

Thursday, January 19, 2017



Minimum Requirement(s):

Successful completion includes pre-work, full attendance and participation in the session activities and discussion.


Laboratory metrology staff who are new to metrology and would like an overview of the kinds of documents they should have to support evidence of traceability. This session is also useful for assessors/auditors who need to conduct audits or internal audits to review the kinds of information they should look for to support metrological traceability. The session would also be useful for metrology staff who will be conducting on-the-job-training for new staff members.


The current fee for webinars is $199. The payment deadline is January 9, 2017. Registration fees for State weights and measures regulatory officials and metrologists are funded by NIST OWM.


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

Technology Requirement(s):

The webinar will be a live stream, so participants must have a constant connection during the webinar.

1.  Operating System (browser) 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)

2.  Media players

3.  Optional: If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:


NIST / Office of Weights and Measures

Created May 26, 2016, Updated July 23, 2020