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5880 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).

Prerequisites

None required.

Pre-Work

Not applicable.  

Post-Work

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.

Audience

**Regional Measurement Assurance Program "MEMBERS" (State and Industry RMAP member laboratories).

Cost

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. Register with OWM by Monday, February 19, 2024, for Class No.: 5880 SEMAP: https://tsapps.nist.gov/WMD/
  2. The registration fee for the SEMAP event is $50.00 and includes one dinner on Tuesday night. Specific details about registration and lodging information are in the SWMA site: https://www.swma.org/event-5573043.

Instructors

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

Sponsors

Tong K. Hsu
Maryland Department of Agriculture
Phone:  (410) -841-2746
Email:  tong.hsu [at] maryland.gov (tong[dot]hsu[at]maryland[dot]gov)

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Annapolis
210 Holiday Court
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone:  (410) 224-3150

Dates:  March 18 to 22, 2024
Rate:  $115/night

Book Your Room (Book by February 18, 2024)

Contact at the hotel:  WRhule [at] doubletreeannapolis.com (WRhule[at]doubletreeannapolis[dot]com)

SWMA Registration Information:  https://www.swma.org/event-5573043

Created July 20, 2023, Updated January 24, 2024