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State Lab Program Resources

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Office of Weights and Measures manages the Laboratory Metrology Program that began with the New State Standards Program established by Congress in 1965 as part of its continuing support to the States. This program is designed to provide laboratory Recognition to NIST Handbook 143, Program Handbook (including adoption of ISO/IEC 17025:2017), technical and administrative guidance and training, proficiency testing, and assistance to State legal metrology laboratories to ensure accurate and traceable measurements from NIST to the local jurisdictions. The program operates through continued partnership with the State laboratories to manage numerous measurement-related activities. Certificates of Measurement Traceability are issued upon evaluation of the laboratory's ability to make reliable metrological measurements. Resources on this list are primarily developed and distributed for State Weights and Measures programs and metrology staff. Other laboratory users might find these items of general or specific interest and are welcome to use and/or modify them for other applications.

State Lab Submission Resources File Type HB 143 (17025) Sections

Handbook 143, State Laboratory Program (2019)

Annual Submission for 2021 NIST Laboratory Recognition (2020-04-06) PDF All
Internal Audit Request Form (2019-08-08) PDF All
Supplementary Laboratory Management Review (2019-06-16) DOCX | PDF All
HB 143, Recognition Application (2018)


Application Conditional Approved Signatory (2020-07-01) PDF All
Example Table of Contents crosswalks for 17025:2017 (as modified during 2018 RMAP training) DOC All
ISO/IEC 17025:2017 (17025:2005) Highlights for Weights and Measures Directors PDF All

OWM Training Requirements Memo (2015-11-18)
The Word version is Table 2. The PDF is the MEMO (and PDFs of the old and new tables combined)

DOC | PDF Section 4,
Table 2 (6.2)
NEW:  On-the-job training and mentoring resources See website Section 4,
Table 2 (6.2)

Fundamentals of Metrology LAP Problems (2019)
LAP Problem Resources - Zip file

DOCX | PDF Section 4,
Table 2 (6.2)
Advanced Mass Pre-work (2018) DOC Section 4,
Table 2 (6.2)
Supplies and Supplier Evaluation Crosswalk for 17025:2005 to 17025:2017 PDF 6.6
Procedure for Supplier Evaluation DOC | PDF 6.6
PT Follow-up Form DOC 7.7
Calibration Certificates (Reporting Results) Crosswalk for 17025:2005 to 17025:2017 PDF 7.8

Electronic File Organization Tips


7.11, 8.3

Management Review Outline (2018) DOC | PDF 8.9
Management Review Crosswalk for 17025:2005 to 17025:2017 PDF 8.9
Risk Management Compiled Input for 17025:2005 (2017) PDF 8.9
Risk Management Matrix Tool for 17025:2017 Excel 8.9
Action Plan Form and Log – Examples DOC Multiple
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State Lab Resources

Created January 27, 2010, Updated September 8, 2020