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5835 Southeast Measurement Assurance Program, SEMAP

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

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.

Materials & Supplies

Reference materials and Notebook will be available via Google Drive.  Instructions will be provided to registered participants, once their registration has been accepted (Registrations are accepted ‘after’ the registration deadline).


None required.


Not applicable.  


Not applicable.

Minimum Requirements

Successful completion requires full attendance and 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.  This registration list is shared with each host.  
  2. The registration fee for SEMAP is $100 and includes 3 lunches.  This fee is payable via the SWMA website.


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 (SOP related to PT, Environmental Conditions, Customer Complaints, etc) for hands-on activities and review of resources that will be used during training.  Electronic files with a laptop are suggested for easier searching. Users must be able to access USB drives on their laptops or download from Google Drive.


Nicholas Andersen
Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Weights & Measures
Email:  nicholas.andersen [at] (nicholas[dot]andersen[at]tn[dot]gov)
Phone:  (615) 253-4426

Hyatt House Nashville Airport
14 Century Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37214

Front desk: (615) 871-9500
Group Code: G-LY6E
Group Rate: $129 per night per room. (exclusive of applicable taxes and applicable fees). Rate is good from Sunday 3/26/23 through to Friday 3/31/23.
Deadline: Hotel will keep this group code rate open from December 26, 2022  to February 27, 2023.
Main website: Hyatt House Nashville Airport Address & Directions | Hyatt House Nashville Airport

When you go to Hyatt House Nashville Airport website, Hyatt House Nashville Airport Address & Directions | Hyatt House Nashville Airport, click the [BOOK NOW] button to begin your reservation and enter G-LY6E under the “corporate or group code” option to get the SEMAP arranged rate and be counted in the group.  The hotel says that their airport shuttle runs every day 24/7. For a full list of hotel amenities, please check their website.

CAUTION please use the link provided, or confirm the hotel street address, before completing your booking as there are multiple Hyatt locations in the Nashville area. We want to make sure we are all meeting in the same place.

John Champagne
Director of Sales
Phone: 615-871-9500 x. 4004 | Fax: 615-871-9555
E:  john.champagne [at] (john[dot]champagne[at]hyatt[dot]com)

Created September 22, 2022, Updated January 24, 2023