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5717 Weights and Measures Inspections - Evidence, Search and Seizure, and Due Process

This 2.5 hour webinar will provide an overview on how the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, Laws, and Court decisions control how weights and measures inspections must be conducted.  You will learn about the powers and duties of the Director and the special police powers of an official, as outlined in NIST Handbook 130, Uniform Weights and Measures Law.  Topics include a checklist for “opening” and “closing” an inspection; consent; search and seizures under the 4th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution; defining evidence and provide suggestions on collecting, protecting and using it to support enforcement actions evidence; enforcement actions and recommended compliance procedures; and model guidelines for the administrative review process.

Learning Objectives:

After this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize and identify how the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, Laws, and Court decisions control how weights and     measures inspections must be conducted.
  • Define evidence and describe suggestions on collecting, protecting and using it to support enforcement actions.
  • Define and explain “Inform-Warn-Action” procedures that help provide due process and which promote voluntary compliance.

Materials & Supplies:



There are no prerequisites for this webinar.





Minimum Requirement(s):

In order to receive a digital Certificate of Attendance, students must be in attendance for the entire webinar.


Weights and Measures Officials and Industry.


The Office of Weights and Measures (OWM) online webinar training fees have been waived and are currently available free of charge. In person Seminar fees have not changed. OWM encourages our community to participate in this professional development opportunity to build and extend their technical skills.  For more information on OWM training fees, please click here.


David Sefcik
Phone: (301) 975-4868
Email: david.sefcik [at] (david[dot]sefcik[at]nist[dot]gov)

Webinar Technological Requirements

The webinar will be a live stream, so participants must have a constant connection during the webinar (hard-wired is preferred).

1. Operating System (browser) configurations:

  • Windows
    • Windows 10, 8.1 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit)
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 or later, Windows Edge browser, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome
    • For HTML Client - Google Chrome (v70.0 & above), Mozilla Firefox (v65.0 & above), and Edge (v42.0 & above)
  • Mac OS
    • Mac OS X 10.12, 10.13 and 10.14
    • Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome
    • For HTML Client - Google Chrome (v70.0 & above), Apple Safari (v12.0 & above), and  Mozilla Firefox (v65.0 & above)
  • Linux
    • Ubuntu 16.04; Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
    • No application support is available for Linux. Users on Linux can attend meetings in a browser.
    • Google Chrome, Adobe Flash Player 23.0

2. Mobile

  • The Adobe Connect app for iOS and Android requires Adobe Connect Server version 8.2 or later
  • Some features may not be enabled in all Adobe Connect meetings if one is using an Adobe Connect Server older than version 9.4.2 (required for Custom pods)
  • Google Android 4.4 or later
  • Apple iOS: iOS 8.1.2 or later

3. Media players

  • In order to access the event, you must have, at a minimum, Adobe® Flash® Player 13 or higher installed on your computer. Please visit to download the Flash Player.

4. Optional: If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:

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NIST, Office of Weights and Measures

Created December 1, 2020, Updated December 2, 2020