This 4.5 day seminar will focus on the requirements and basic test procedures for packages labeled by weight. This will include, but not be limited to, a review of U.S. Weights and Measures Laws, good quantity control processes, sampling, calculating standard deviation, moisture allowances, inspection reports and calculations, test procedures, tare, relevant court cases, drained weight and ice glazed procedures and more. The sessions will include formal lecture, class discussion, exercises, reading assignments, audio-visual presentations and hands-on practice.
After this seminar, you will be able to:
Participants will be provided with a notebook.
There are no prerequisites for this seminar.
Confirmed participants will receive a Standard Deviation Worksheet with their class Confirmation Letter. This Worksheet must be completed and submitted on the first day of class.
In order to receive a Certificate of Successful Completion, students must be in attendance for the entire class and actively participate in all in-class activities. Students will be assessed on their application of all learning objectives for this course.
State Weights and Measures officials only.
There are no registration fees for this seminar. However, participants are responsible for their own travel expenses.
Office of Weights and Measures
Phone: (301) 975 - 4868
Email: david.sefcik [at] nist.govclass="mailto"
You MUST bring a calculator and MUST be able to calculate Standard Deviation. There will be no use of computers.
NIST / Office of Weights and Measures
County of Sonoma/ Department of Agriculture/Weights and Measures