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.
Note: Laboratories must bring a copy of their ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard.
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).
1) The OWM Contacts System is used to generate attendee registration lists, name tags/tent cards, adequate training materials, and training certificates. The registration list is shared with each host.
2) Registration fees for the RMAP training are determined and collected by the local hosts. Every effort is made to keep registration fees to a minimum. Specific details about registration will be sent with information for each RMAP.
Georgia Harris, Isabel Chavez, Micheal Hicks
Email: isabel.chavez [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.
Nevada Department of Agriculture
NIST Office of Weights and Measures