NIST Handbook 143, Section 5.2, Table 2 notes that annual attendance at the RMAP training session is required for ongoing laboratory Recognition. Handbook 143, Program Handbook details the criteria used for OWM Laboratory Recognition. In addition, participation in ongoing RMAP proficiency tests (PTs) requires completion of training requirements to the designated level and attendance at the annual RMAP training sessions.
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.
Reference USB drives (or CDs) and notebooks to be provided. If participants need CD instead of USB memory, contact Yvonne Branden to make the request. A copy of ISO/IEC 17025 (latest version) and other session publications will be provided.
Successful completion requires full attendance, participation in group activities. If any participants leave early, attendance certificates will be adjusted accordingly. However, if these measurements are on the laboratory Scope, State lab participants are expected to stay for the full session.
**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).
Georgia Harris and Tim Osmer
Office of Weights and Measures,
Phone: (301) 975 - 4014
Email: g.harris [at] nist.gov
Participants need to bring applicable Quality Management System laboratory files for hands-on activities and review of resources that will be used during training. Electronic files with laptop are suggested for easier searching. Laptops will be used to log into OWM Contacts System to submit comments on draft publications.
NIST Office of Weights and Measures
MS Dept of Agr & Commerce
Hollywood Casino & Resort Bay
St. Louis, Mississippi
Room Rate: $89.00/night plus taxes
Group Code: SEM0429
The closest airport is the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, located just off of I-10 & US Hwy. 49 and about 20 minutes from the hotel. The airport is served by Delta, United and American Airlines. We will provide transportation from and back to the airport, as well as to the lab tour.