NIST Handbook 143, Program Handbook (2019) details the criteria used for OWM Laboratory Recognition. NIST Handbook 143, Section 4 and Table 2 notes that annual attendance at the RMAP training session is required for ongoing laboratory Recognition. Participation in OWM proficiency tests (PTs) requires completion of training requirements to the applicable levels for each procedure and requires attendance at the annual RMAP training sessions.
RMAP training content for 2020 will consist of four two-hour webinars delivered on separate days. Training topics, dates, and times for NEMAP are:
Monday, April 20: 17025*
Wednesday, April 22: Handbook 105-1*
Tuesday, September 15: Round Table
Thursday, September 17: PT Reporting and Planning
*Will be joining SEMAP for sessions on 17025 and Handbook 105-1
Note: You are required to attend the sessions on Round Table and PT Reporting and Planning for NEMAP. If you are unable to attend the 17025 or Handbook 105-1 session assigned to NEMAP, please sign up for the June or August Make-up 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 materials will be available via Google Drive. Instructions will be provided to registered participants. Users must provide a copy of the latest version of the ISO/IEC 17025:2017.
See 2020 RMAP Memo and Agenda - REVISED (March 20, 2020)
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).
Registration fees for State weights and measures metrologists are funded by NIST OWM.
Georgia Harris, Isabel Chavez, Micheal Hicks
Email: isabel.chavez [at] nist.gov
The webinar will be a live stream, so participants must have a constant connection during the webinar (hard-wired is preferred).
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