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5445: Software Verification & Validation

This 2 hour webinar on Software Verification and Validation will focus on the use of Microsoft Excel in calibration laboratories and examine the ISO/IEC 17025 requirements related to software. It will provide guidance and resources for ensuring software quality assurance, documenting evidence of verification and validation, and provide the tools for ongoing software evaluation.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this session, using notes and reference materials, you will be able to:

  • IDENTIFY which criteria in ISO/IEC 17025 & NIST Handbook 143 address computer system requirements;
  • EVALUATE your laboratory administrative procedures covering software quality assurance;
  • COMPLETE the Laboratory Software Inventory file;
  • LIST examples of Verification and Validation techniques; and
  • PERFORM software V&V on a laboratory spreadsheet as Post-Work.

Materials & Supplies:

Handouts and Slides


There are no prerequisites for this webinar.


  • Read SAP 10 and complete the assessment and Answer Question #1 on the Student Notes PRIOR TO THE SESSION.
  • The Software Inventory and Software Verification and Validation (Form A) will be required within 30 days of completing the webinar (post-work).
  • Student Notes will be required as evidence of successful completion.
  • Slides for the session will be sent to confirmed/registered attendees with the log-in URL.

Pre-Work Deadline:

Pre-work must be completed prior to the webinar.


Submit a copy of the Webinar Notes, a Laboratory Software Inventory, and evidence of a Form A completion of a laboratory spreadsheet (submit the completed Form A and a copy of the spreadsheet that is evaluated.) It is expected that the post-work will take 3 to 5 hours of additional time.

Post-Work Deadline:

February 24, 2017

Minimum Requirement(s):

Completion includes completing pre-work assignment, full attendance and participation in the session activities and discussion, and submission of course post-work assignments (notes, inventory, spreadsheet and its assessment.)


Laboratory personnel who have responsibilities for developing, implementing, and/or improving the quality management system in their laboratory as well as those who are seeking OWM recognition and/or accreditation or improvements to support recognition/accreditation. This course is available for non-weights and measures participants.


The current fee for webinars is $199 and confirmed participants will be provided with instructions to make a payment. Registration fees for State weights and measures regulatory officials and metrologists are funded by NIST OWM. The due date for payment is January 16, 2017.


Georgia L. Harris and Carol Hockert
Office of Weights and Measures,
Phone: (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

  • In order to access the event, you must have, at a minimum, Adobe® Flash® Player 11.2+ installed on your computer.
  • Please visit to download the Flash Player.

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

General Inquiries:

Barbara Turner
Phone: (301) 975 - 4004
Email: barbara.turner [at] (barbara[dot]turner[at]nist[dot]gov)


NIST / Office of Weights and Measures

Created May 25, 2016, Updated July 23, 2020