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5784 Southwest Assurance Program (SWAP)

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.

Learning Objectives

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.

Materials & Supplies

Reference USB drives and notebooks to be provided.  If participants need a CD instead of USB drives, contact Yvonne Branden (yvonne.branden [at] (yvonne[dot]branden[at]nist[dot]gov)) to make the request.  Note: Laboratories must bring a copy of their ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard.


None required.


Not applicable.  


Not applicable.

Minimum Requirements

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).  

  1. Register with the NIST Contacts System - OWM Contacts System is used to generate attendee registration lists, name tags/tent cards, adequate training materials, and training certificates.
  2. The cost to attend is $100 and includes dinner Wednesday evening, September 14Register with NMDA via email civey [at] (civey[at]nmda[dot]nmsu[dot]edu)Please contact Clay Ivey at civey [at] (civey[at]nmda[dot]nmsu[dot]edu) (575) 646-2760 or Ryan Rust at rrust [at] (rrust[at]nmda[dot]nmsu[dot]edu)  (575) 646-4759 for any concerns or questions.  See SWAP Flyer for more information.


Georgia Harris, Isabel Chavez Baucom, Elizabeth Koncki, and Micheal Hicks
Phone: (301) 975-2128
Email: isabel.chavez.baucom [at] (isabel[dot]chavez[dot]baucom[at]nist[dot]gov)

Technology Requirements

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
Clay Ivey
Phone:  (575) 646-

Email:  civey [at] (civey[at]nmda[dot]nmsu[dot]edu)

Staybridge Suites
2651 E. Northrise Drive
Las Cruces, NM

Hotel Phone: (575) 521-7999
Check In: 3:00 PM Check Out: 11:00 AM
Room Rate - $99 + tax *Includes Breakfast*

Must register with Katya Waid by phone or at katyawaid [at] (katyawaid[at]gmail[dot]com)

Reservation Deadline: August 12, 2022


El Paso International Airport
6701 Convair Rd,
El Paso, TX 79925

Dining:  Breakfast is included but lunch will not be provided. There are several restaurants that are close by or within walking distance.  Dinner will be provided Wednesday, September 14, 2022.  

Restaurants nearby:  IHOP ♦ Peter Piper Pizza ♦ Papa Johns ♦ Sushi Freak ♦ Starbucks ♦ Cold Stone ♦Tacos and Shell-ah’s ♦ Bosque Brewing Co.(Recommend) ♦Ruby Tuesday ♦ Telshor 12-Movie Theater ♦ Subway ♦ Los Compas ♦The Game 2(Sports Bar)


Created November 24, 2021, Updated May 4, 2022