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5535: Calibration Method Validation

This 2 hour webinar on Calibration Method Validation will examine the ISO/IEC 17025 requirements for selection of calibration methods and for method validation and provide guidance on developing a process for validating a new or modified calibration process.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of (or during) this session, using your notes and excerpts from ISO/IEC 17025, participants will be able to:

  • IDENTIFY the requirements for calibration method validation;
  • DESCRIBE example analyses to be conducted as a part of validation;
  • IDENTIFY the documentation retention requirements;
  • ASSESS laboratory procedures for compliance and presence of validation records; and
  • DEVELOP a plan for method validation.

Materials & Supplies:

Handouts and Slides


  • Read ISO/IEC 17025 sections regarding laboratory methods and procedures; and
  • Answer pre-work questions and be prepared to discuss them during the session.

Pre-Work Deadline:

The deadline for completion of the pre-work is February 22, 2018.


Submit evidence of session notes and application of technical audit of lab procedures and/or validation. (Outline to be provided).

Post-Work Deadline:

The deadline for submission of the post-work to the instructor (gharris [at] (gharris[at]nist[dot]gov)) is March 1, 2018.

Minimum Requirement(s):

Completion includes completing pre-work assignment, full attendance and participation in the session activities and discussion, and submission of course notes with application asessement from the participant's laboratory.


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 a link to make a payment. Registration fees for State weights and measures regulatory officials and metrologists are funded by NIST OWM. Payment is due by February 12, 2018.


Georgia Harris
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, 8 or 10 (Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome, Internet Explorer)
  • 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 November 16, 2017, Updated July 23, 2020