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. See Lab Metrology Training web page.
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).
Office of Weights and Measures
Phone: (301) 975 - 4014
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
Minnesota Department of Commerce
St. Paul Holiday Inn
175 W 7th St
St Paul, MN
Note: Individual booking for the group rate is all set up using the code “MidMAP”. The single-double rate is $134 per night plus 13.875 % tax. Parking is $15 per car per day plus tax