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5881 Western Regional Assurance Program, WRAP

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. Registration fees for the RMAP training are determined and collected by the local hosts.  Please register with Michael Tang by March 5, 2024
    Contact Information:  email: michael.tang [at] (michael[dot]tang[at]hawaii[dot]gov), phone: (808) 832-0682, or cell (808) 392-2504.


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 have ability to install the Box application onto laptop for accessing shared files.


Michael Tang
Hawaii  Department of Agriculture - Quality Assurance Division
Phone:  (808) 392-2504
Email:  michael.tang [at] (michael[dot]tang[at]hawaii[dot]gov)

Aston Waikiki Sunset 
229 Paoakalani Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815
Check In 3:00 p.m., Check out 12:00 p.m.

(book rooms by April 5, 2024 deadline)

Room Rates:   recommended online registration (online hotel booking) 
Online Waikiki Sunset Booking link website: type WRAP

or call (855) 945-4085 or (808) 922 0511
Mention: WRAP to receive room rate

Room Rate:  Total (per night) = $184 + 30 = 214 X 17.96% =  $252.43 (per night)

$184.00 per day (500 sq ft one bedroom category with full kitchen)
Plus $30.00 amenity fee per day
Plus 17.96 % taxes (4.712 HIGET + 13.25 TAT)
Room rates apply for May 5, 2024 arrival to May 11, 2024 departure
Room Rate for 1-4 Occupancy, children under 18 years (max total 4 people per room)

Created July 20, 2023, Updated April 1, 2024