IACET CEUs Offered: 1.8
Class size Min/Max: 20 / 25
Cancellation: We reserve the right to cancel any workshops if we do not receive sufficient registrations. Please register early and do not make any confirmed travel bookings until the course has been confirmed.
Class No. 5548
Event Time: Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST
Wednesday & Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Before you request training, you must first establish an account in the Office of Weights and Measures Contacts System. The following is a list of helpful instructions.
- Quick Guide for OWM Contacts System
- How to Reset Password Using the Contacts System
- How to Request Training & Transcript Using the Contacts System-PDF
- How to Request Publications using OWM Contacts System
PLEASE NOTE, your request to establish an account will be processed within one business day. At that time, you will be sent a password, which will enable you to register for training in the Contacts System. If you have any questions, contact Isabel Chavez at 301-975-2128.
This 3 day seminar will teach students how to properly inspect and test livestock and animal scales, i.e., perform an official examination by properly applying all applicable NIST Handbook 44 requirements, which are outlined in NIST EPO 12. The sessions will include formal lecture, class discussion, group exercises, audio-visual presentations, and some hands-on practice. The focus of this class will be on a variety of mechanical and electronic weighing instruments and include specific topics related to these types of scales such as: device suitability; application of tolerances; specialized tests procedures; and installation, maintenance, and use requirements.
After this seminar, participants will be able to:
- Correctly APPLY requirements and procedures outlined in NIST EPO 12
- UNDERSTAND and CONDUCT official examinations (inspection and tests) using all appropriate NIST Handbook 44 requirements and requirements from the USDA, Packers & Stockyards Program on livestock and animal scales
- INTERPRET scale test results
Materials & Supplies:
A course manual and class materials will be provided.
Qualified participants must have a fundamental understanding of weights and measures practices, procedures, and the use of NIST Handbook 44 – Specifications, Tolerances, and Other Requirements for Weighing and Measuring Devices. As a prerequisite to this class, participants are required to complete the NIST Office of Weights and Measures (OWM) “Handbook 44 Self-Study Course.”
To obtain a course certificate for this class, students must be in attendance for the entire class; participate in all group activities that are planned; and achieve a score of 70 percent or higher on a final exam, which will be administered on the last day of the class. Students who do not fulfill these requirements will not receive a certificate of completion.
State weights and measures field officials, local enforcement officials, and service agents.
There is no fee to participate. However, all travel, lodging and meal expenses will be the responsibility of the attendees. There will be adequate parking available at the VDACS location.
John Barton (NIST) and Greg Gholston (MS)
Office of Weights and Measures
Phone: (301) 975 - 4002
NIST/Office of Weights and Measures
VA Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services/Office of Weights and Measures