This is an annual training session for metrologists from Northeastern Measurement Assurance Program (NEMAP). 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.
Materials & Supplies:
Reference USB drives and notebooks to be provided.
- Bring laboratory safety manual and latest safety assessment;
- Bring all laboratory control charts (electronically) and example problematic data for group activities;
- Read SOP 33 and SOP 21 and review laboratory implementation where applicable for procedure compliance (make notes of differences and any recommended changes).
Prior to the training.
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. Be especially careful to note the documents that are requested to be submitted in advance and/or brought to the training! Electronic versions are acceptable, but reliance on WiFi availability is discouraged.
**Regional Measurement Assurance Program "MEMBERS" (State and Industry RMAP member laboratories).
TWO registrations are required for each event (first with OWM and second with the local host).
- The OWM Contacts System is used to generate attendee registration lists, name tags/tent cards, adequate training materials, and training certificates. The registration list is shared with each host.
- Registration fees for the RMAP training are determined and collected by the local hosts. Every effort is made to keep registration fees to a minimum. Specific details about registration will be sent with information for each RMAP.
Georgia Harris and Val Miller
Office of Weights and Measures
Phone: (301) 975 - 4014
Participants need to bring a laptop computer and all applicable laboratory files for hands-on activities and review of resources that will be used during training.