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.
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 the 2022 RMAP agenda for detailed objectives that are provided for each module.
Reference USB drives and notebooks to be provided. If participants need a CD instead of USB drives, contact Yvonne Branden (yvonne.branden [at] nist.gov) to make the request. Note: Laboratories must bring a copy of their ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard.
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. See 2022 RMAP agenda for details.
**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).
Georgia Harris, Isabel Chavez Baucom, Elizabeth Koncki, and Micheal Hicks
Phone: (301) 975-2128
Email: isabel.chavez.baucom [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. Users must be able to access USB drives on their laptops.
New Mexico Department of Agriculture
Standards and Consumer Services
Phone: (575) 646-1551
Email: civey [at] nmda.nmsu.edu
As determined by each host.