NCSL International Training Calendar

DateNameDescription
12/13/2017Annealing an RTD: Why, When, and How, WebinarYou already know that RTDs and PRTs are subject to resistance drift. You may know that sometimes they can be recovered through annealing. But you might not know exactly how to go about the process of annealing. Join this free Fluke Calibration Web Seminar to learn:
  • Why annealing can minimize the effects of resistance drift
  • How to restore your RTPW value to its original calibrated state
  • Why an annealing program can help extend calibration intervals
  • What equipment is required to anneal an RTD or PRT
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http://us.flukecal.com/training/temperature-calibration/annealing-rtd-why-when-and-how
12/13/2017Calibration & Repair 2-Day Training, Bloomington, MinnesotaThis 2-day training offers specialized training in calibration and repair for the individual who has some knowledge of basic Metrology. Approximately 75% of the workshop involves “Hands-on” calibration, repair and adjustments of micrometers, calipers, indicators height gages, etc. Course also covers NIST Traceability, Certificates of Conformance, Gage Management, Standards, etc. Each student is encouraged to participate in actual calibrations and repairs using IICT equipment.

Topics Covered in this Training:
  • Calibration Requirements Of, ISO/IEC 17025, ISO 13485, ANSI-NCSL Z540-1:1994, ISO 9001, ISO/TS16949, ISO 10012
  • Definition of Calibration & Traceability
  • Rule of 10 to 1 and 4 to 1
  • Certificate of Conformance vs. Certificate of Calibration
  • NIST Test Number and Test Date-Traceability
  • Overview of Calibration Terminology
  • Overview of National Standards, Primary Standards, Reference Standards and Working Standards
  • Calibration Labels and Stickers
  • Gage Block Usage and Handling
  • Determining Calibration Cycle Times
  • Hands-on calibration methods of: Micrometers, Calipers, Indicators, Sine Bars, Levels, Thread Gages, Plug Gages, Squares, Height Gages, Pin Gages, Other Gages as Customer Requests
  • Discussions on Optical Comparators, Surface Plates, Ring Gages, CMM's, etc
  • Hands-on repair techniques of Micrometers, Calipers and Dial Indicators
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http://precisionmn.com/training
12/14/2017NEW! ISO/IEC 17025:2017: The New Standard For Laboratory Competence, Dallas, TexasThis course is a comprehensive review of the philosophies and requirements of this international standard, including the PDCA process and risk-based thinking. During this two-day event, the student will gain an understanding of laboratory conformity assessment activities through an interactive, guided tour of the standard not only to ensure a thorough understanding of the requirements, but also to equip the student to apply the key tools in its own laboratory processes. In addition, the course introduces the student to the international accreditation recognition requirements which, when working with international companies, help to promote measurements accepted everywhere thereby reducing technical barriers to trade. The ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Now available for purchase
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http://www.a2la.org/events/new-iso-iec-17025-2017-the-new-standard-for-laboratory-competence
12/19/201717025- 5.2-Personnel Requirements, WebinarThis webinar will focus on 17025, Section 5.2- Personnel. This will include an overview of the expectations and requirements laboratories should establish to demonstrate that competent personnel exists for their tests and/or calibrations performed within their laboratory.
Who Should Attend?
  • Current Accredited Laboratories
  • Laboratories Seeking Accreditation
  • Regulators or Specifiers
  • Assessors and Consultants
    Start Time: 11:00 AM Mountain Standard Time
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1/1/2018WorkPlace Training - elearningPrecision Measurement Series-Level I, Precision Measurement Series-Level II, and ISO/IEC 17025 Complaince: An easy to access, menu driven curriculum allows the learner to concentrate on the topics specific to their job requirements. For anyone taking measurements, new hires, students or a refresher for more experienced technicians. All titles have their own parameter specific glossary, pre and post tests and Certificate of Competency. More ⇒http://www.ncsli.org/i/i/sp/WorkPlace_Training_Classes/iMIS/Store/wpt0.aspx?hkey=e6a1e203-e433-4fdc-984a-107a128521ec
1/1/2018NPL e-Learning Program: Measurement Explained SeriesMeasurement Explained is a new series of text-based units that introduce basic measurement principles across the measurement sciences. These online open units are available free of charge, and stand as ideal precursors to our more extensive certified e-Learning Courses. The universe of measurement just got simpler, and is now available to you whenever you want, wherever you like, for free.
Measurement Fundamentals Explained
This is the first online open unit from NPL's 'Measurement Explained' series. This unit introduces Metrology, the science of measurement, along with some basic metrology concepts. It covers topics such as 'accuracy', 'precision', 'calibration', 'traceability', but also outlines the International System of Units and the realization of the SI Base Units.
Measurement Uncertainty Explained
This is the second online open unit from NPL's 'Measurement Explained' series. It introduces the basics of measurement uncertainty, along with some underpinning concepts such as 'error', 'standard deviation' and 'probability distributions'. Additionally, this unit gives an overall perspective on its importance to measurement practice and explores the eight main steps to evaluating uncertainty.
Dimensional Measurement courses
To ensure efficient processes, quality products and customer satisfaction, NPL Training has designed a series of e-learning and blended learning courses that cultivate good measurement practice. The aim is to improve manufacturing and testing processes, reducing products' variation, and enabling early identification of defects. Improve Quality Assurance & Quality Control, through good measurement practice, and select one of our Dimensional courses.
Geometrical Product Specification Explained
This online open unit introduces dimensional measurement, geometrical tolerancing, tolerance types, and covers relevant considerations when designing and/or interpreting an engineering drawing. More ⇒
http://www.npl.co.uk/commercial-services/products-and-services/training/e-learning/measurement-explained-series/?utm_source=measurementnews&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=february2016
1/1/2018Fluke Calibration Web Seminars On DemandLive Web Seminars on Calibration and Metrology Free, real-world expertise and practical tips about electrical, flow, pressure, RF and temperature calibration. New web seminars are added monthly. Bookmark this page and check back often. And, if you would like to be the first to know about new seminars, sign up for Fluke Calibration web seminar alerts. If you cannot find the topic you are looking for on the list, we may have already covered it. View our list of 50+ on-demand Fluke Calibration Web Seminars to find out.
Schedule of Web Seminars by Fluke Calibration
http://us.flukecal.com/training/web-seminars/On-demand
1/4/2018Metrology Boot Camp, Plymouth, MinnesotaPlease join us for our two-day Metrology Boot Camp. We'll use classroom presentations, demonstrations, and hands on activities to drill our participants on the basic elements of dimensional measurement:
      Define what a valid measurement consists of
      Describe accuracy & repeatability
      Define measurement traceability
      Describe the role & subject topics of ISO & ASME written standards
      Describe physical standards used to establish measurement traceability
      Identify calibration principles
      Use 1D, 2D, 2.5D, and 3D measurement systems
      Describe basic principles of surface & form analysis
      Match measurement problems to potential metrology solutions
      Complete gage repeatability & reproducibility studies (GR&R)
      Build a measurement uncertainty budget
      Describe principles of metrology software validation
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http://www.gagesite.com/metrology-boot-camp-p-3300647.html
1/9/2018Balance and Scale Calibration and Uncertainties, plus User Uncertainties, Gaithersburg, MarylandThis NIST Seminar will cover the calibration and use of analytical weighing instruments (balances and laboratory/bench-top scales), including sources of weighing errors in analytical environments, methodologies for quantifying the errors, and computation of balance calibration uncertainty and global (user) uncertainty. Attention will be given to error sources, selection of reference standards, and various calibration procedures used in the weighing industry. Approximately 50 percent of the time will be spent doing hands-on exercises, calibrating a variety of balances, accumulating data, and developing uncertainty budgets. The focus will then move to the use of balances in an analytical environment and regulatory environment where compliance with pharmaceutical (FDA/ USP) and international requirements will be discussed and practiced. Methodologies for process measurement assurance techniques in analytical weighing will also be covered. Participants will leave with a working skill-set of balance calibration methods, uncertainty estimation, measurement assurance concepts & minimum sample quantity computations that can be applied directly to their calibration and/or use of weighing instruments. This NIST Seminar is designed for beginner to advanced users of balances, metrologists, ISO/IEC 17025 assessors and accreditation bodies, or calibration managers wanting a better understanding of balances and associated uncertainties in organizations where analytical weighing is an integral part of operations. This seminar is limited to12 participants. All participants will receive a USB stick with a comprehensive collection of national and international references and documents.
Learning Objectives:
At the end of this seminar, using your references and notes, you will be able to:
    ⚖ SUMMARIZE the principles and concepts of Measurement Traceability, Measurement Assurance, and Measurement Uncertainty.
    ⚖ EXPLAIN the interrelationships between traceability, measurement assurance, and measurement uncertainty.
    ⚖ SELECT the appropriate reference standards for the calibration of weighing instruments.
    ⚖ SELECT the appropriate international or national method/procedure for the calibration and/or use of weighing instruments in the ISO/IEC 17025 or regulatory environment.
    ⚖ DESCRIBE the NIST Eight-Step Process of Measurement Uncertainty Estimation applied to weighing instrument calibration and/or use
    ⚖ CONSTRUCT a procedure or outline for a balance calibration.
    ⚖ BRAINSTORM, CATEGORIZE, and QUANTIFY potential error sources and uncertainty contributors to weighing devices.
    ⚖ DEVELOP a basic uncertainty budget for weighing devices that is validated with the principles of measurement assurance.
    ⚖ ESTIMATE the minimum sample quantity for weighing instruments.
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http://www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2018/01/5519-balance-and-scale-calibration-and-uncertainties-plus-user
1/9/2018Laboratory Management: Role of the Quality Manager and Technical Management, Denham Grove, United KingdomAll laboratories need to have sound business processes to enable them to deliver technically sound calibrations and tests to their clients. When a laboratory is seeking to have its competence recognised through accreditation by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service, these processes must also enable the laboratory to meet the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025. This course is designed to help delegates gain an understanding of how the business processes of their laboratory can be combined effectively with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025, and the roles of the quality manager and technical management in this framework. Download Course Flyer
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http://www.ukas.com/booking-course/?id=MTI1NDA=
1/15/2018ISO/IEC 17025: Assessor course, Karachi, PakistanThis five-day course is particularly designed to train lab experts on ISO/IEC 17025. These experts are then given chance to accompany PNAC’s assessment team to work as technical experts/assessors during the assessment of labs. It gives participants guidance and training in the skills needed to develop and implement an effective laboratory quality management & technical system. The course is based on ISO/IEC 17025:2005, the international standard for testing and calibration laboratories in accordance with the requirements of APLAC TR001-Guidance on the training courses for Laboratories and Inspection Bodies.
Course Contents:
  • Introduction to Laboratory Accreditation, an overview of ISO/IEC 17025:2005
  • International Dimension of Accreditation
  • Accreditation Criteria and Their Interpretations
  • Quality Management System Requirements
  • Accreditation Criteria and Their Interpretations
  • Technical Requirements for Laboratories
  • Accreditation Body Operation and Regulations
  • Accreditation process of PNAC
  • Assessment Techniques
  • Assessors skill
  • communications
  • Report writing
  • Policies of PNAC
  • Exercises
  • Written Examination
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http://pnac.org.pk/laboratory-accreditation-courses/
1/17/2018ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Testing/ Cal Labs Training on the Updated Standard, Brea, CaliforniaLearn about the requirements in the updated ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Standard that are expected to be released before the end of the year. Significant Updates to the new ISO/IEC 17025:2017.
The course will present the major new changes to
ISO/IEC 17025 as follows:

 ISO standard update process
 The new standard structure
 The major changes in the standard
 Changes in terminology
 Expected changes in Management System Documentation
 Effective transition policies to new standard
 Expected transition dates to new standard
 Complete Overview

Learn Key Applications in the Standard:
 Internal Audits & Management Reviews
 Proficiency Testing
 Complaint Handling Processes
 Corrective Actions and Preventative Actions
 Training
 Measurement Uncertainty
 Traceability
Receive a complete overview of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 with valuable insights and tools to help you implement the requirements of the standard. This training will help you understand the key concepts in ISO/IEC 17025:2017 for implementing a quality management system, a prerequisite for laboratory accreditation. The ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Now available for purchase
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http://www.iasonline.org/training/testing-cal-labs/
1/18/2018Sound Power Basics, WebinarPlease join us for our online webinar "Sound Power Basics" by Chad Walber on January 18th, 2018 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm EST. Topics that will be covered include:
  • Acoustics basics and terminology
  • Particle Motion vs. Waveform Propagation
  • Sound Fields
  • Octave Band Analysis
  • ISO Standards for Sound Power
  • Sound Intensity Measurements
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http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eeqvi2hibb616273&llr=spvauneab&showPage=true
1/23/2018ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Documentation, Gaborone, BotswanaThe aim of this course is to equip the participants with knowledge and skills which would enable them to develop and document a Quality Management System that complies with the requirements of BOS ISO 9001:2015 standard. Course contents include the process model of BOS ISO 9001:2015, the need for a documented quality management system, establishing a documented quality management system, the quality policy, the procedures manual, procedure writing, and document control. Applicants should have successfully completed the BOBS’ Implementation of a Quality Management System according to BOS ISO 9001:2015 course or equivalent. More ⇒http://www.bobstandards.bw/Pages/TrainingIntroduction.aspx?mnusub=114&pid=113&services=bob&sp=113
2/1/2018Calibration Certificate Evaluation, WebinarThis 2.5 hour webinar will introduce concepts necessary to successfully implement ISO/IEC 17025 compliant calibration certificates within the laboratory and evaluate service provider certificates for compliance.
Learning Objectives:
At the end of this 2.5 hour session, using notes and reference materials, participants will be able to:
  • IDENTIFY ISO/IEC 17025 or NIST Handbook 143 criteria related to the evaluation of calibration certificates (Sections 4.6 and 5.10);
  • DESCRIBE common nonconformities that can occur when reporting measurement results, including SI unit and symbol errors;
  • EMPLOY template job aids, checklists and other tools that can be used to successfully complete a calibration certificate evaluation;
  • ANALYZE “real world” certificate examples to discover nonconformities and propose appropriate corrective, preventive, and improvement actions.
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http://www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2018/02/5522-calibration-certificate-evaluation
2/5/2018ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor/Auditor, Gaborone, BotswanaThe objective of this course is to provide participants with knowledge and skills that would enable them to plan, execute, report and complete an audit. Course contents include Quality Management System Standards, The system for quality management audits, Preparing for the audit, Performance of an audit, Reports, Records, Follow up, and Corrective Action. Applicants should have successfully completed the BOBS’ Implementation of a Quality Management System according to BOS ISO 9001:2015 course or equivalent. More ⇒http://www.bobstandards.bw/Pages/TrainingIntroduction.aspx?mnusub=114&pid=113&services=bob&sp=113
2/5/2018Fundamentals of Metrology, Gaithersburg, MarylandThe Fundamentals of Metrology seminar introduces participants to the concepts of measurement systems, units, measurement uncertainty, measurement assurance, traceability, basic statistics and how they fit into a laboratory Quality Management System. Additional topics covered will include overall Laboratory Management and Laboratory Quality Management Systems as well as specific discussions of the requirements for proficiency testing, calibration certificate generation, software verification and validation and management reviews. Topics will be covered using a variety of measurement disciplines and case studies so that the participants will be able to apply the concepts to any measurement discipline upon completion. Topics are covered in a mixture of training styles including lecture, hands-on exercises, case studies and discussion.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to:
  • IDENTIFY and USE reference materials to ensure good quality, accurate, traceable measurement results;
  • EXPLAIN highlights and key concepts of each topic (noted on the Table of Contents and the detailed learning objectives) to each other and to your managers and show how these topics fit in to a management system using ISO/IEC 17025 as the basis.
  • Have and know how to IMPLEMENT several simple tools, job aids, and references to use and improve your laboratory operations.
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http://www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2018/02/5514-fundamentals-metrology
2/5/2018NIST Handbook 133 "Checking the Net Contents of Packaged Goods" - Volumetric, San Diego, CaliforniaThis 4 day seminar will focus on the NIST Handbook 133 compliance requirements and test procedures for packages and products labeled in both liquid and dry volume. These include but are not limited to test procedures for dairy products, soda, bottled water, juices, gels, glues, caulks, mayonnaise, oysters, pressed glass and stemware, ice cream novelties, peat moss, mulch, potting solid, animal bedding and firewood. The class will include formal lecture, discussion, group exercises, audio-visual presentations, and extensive hands-on practice.
Learning Objectives:
After this seminar, participants will be able to:
  • IDENTIFY the equipment and materials needed to verify quantity declarations on packages sold by volume;
  • DETERMINE which packaged liquids may be tested using the gravimetric test procedure and which must be tested volumetrically;
  • CHOOSE appropriate reference temperature for a product and control temperature variations.
  • CALCULATE the densities of a variety of products using new measurement techniques and equipment.
  • IDENTIFY ways to reduce measurement errors.
  • APPLY accurate measurements using a variety of measuring instruments (e.g., flasks, depth gages, micrometers, Class A Pipettes, Pi Tapes).
  • DESCRIBE the safety precautions for anti-foaming agents from Safety Data Sheets (SDS), follow safe work practices and utilize personal protective equipment.
  • APPLY accurate temperature determinations.
  • APPLY accurate volumetric determinations with dry measures and a variety of linear measuring devices.
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http://www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2018/02/5511-nist-handbook-133-checking-net-contents-packaged-goods-volumetric
2/6/2018Uncertainty of Measurement, Denham Grove, United KingdomAny laboratory wishing to achieve accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 is required to have, and to apply, policies and procedures for the estimation, use and reporting of uncertainties of measurement for any tests or calibrations covered by their scope of accreditation.

Drawing on experience of training skills of estimating uncertainty of measurement to more than two thousand testing and calibration practitioners over the years, this course aims to provide delegates with an appreciation of the concept of uncertainty of measurement in both a testing and calibration environment, and uses a combination of lectures and interactive exercises and demonstrations to take delegates through the process of calculating uncertainties.
The residential course fee includes comprehensive course materials, all meals and accommodation for two nights.
Please click here to download a course programme. More ⇒
http://www.ukas.com/booking-course/?id=OTI2Mg==
2/6/2018Uncertainty of Measurement, Denham Grove, United KingdomAny laboratory wishing to achieve accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025 is required to have, and to apply, policies and procedures for the estimation, use and reporting of uncertainties of measurement for any tests or calibrations covered by their scope of accreditation. Drawing on experience of training skills of estimating uncertainty of measurement to more than two thousand testing and calibration practitioners over the years, this course aims to provide delegates with an appreciation of the concept of uncertainty of measurement in both a testing and calibration environment, and uses a combination of lectures and interactive exercises and demonstrations to take delegates through the process of calculating uncertainties.
Download the course program
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http://www.ukas.com/booking-course/?id=OTI2Mg==
2/12/2018ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Lead Assessor Training, Tampa, FloridaDevelop your expertise and value as an ISO/IEC 17025:2017 specialist. Review, write, and understand ISO/IEC 17025:2017 nonconformances. Hone your skills; understand the rigors of ISO/IEC 17025:2017. This course is invaluable for new assessors and as a refresher for long-time assessors of ISO/IEC 17025:2017. Consultants who help transition clients from other ISO standards and from the 2005 version to the requirements of the latest ISO/IEC 17025:2017 will also benefit from this course.

The 4.5-day ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor Training course is designed to further develop your understanding of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and help you understand how to plan and lead an ISO/IEC 17025 assessment. Attendees will gain an understanding of uncertainty, traceability, and PT/ILC and how they are assessed. This course will prepare you to meet technical demands of the assessment while providing practical exercises to aid comprehension.Attending an ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor Training course is just one of the necessary steps in becoming a contract assessor for an accreditation body.
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand all the elements of ISO/IEC 17025:2017.
  • Cover the full range of assessment techniques, good practices, and assessor responsibilities.
  • Benefit from practical assessment exercises.
  • Gain an understanding and assessing uncertainty, traceability, and PT/ILC.
  • Get practical experience of planning, running, and reporting on assessments.
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http://asq.org/training/isoiec-17025-lead-assessor-training-la17
2/12/2018Fundamentals of Metrology, Gaithersburg, MarylandThe Fundamentals of Metrology seminar introduces participants to the concepts of measurement systems, units, measurement uncertainty, measurement assurance, traceability, basic statistics and how they fit into a laboratory Quality Management System. Additional topics covered will include overall Laboratory Management and Laboratory Quality Management Systems as well as specific discussions of the requirements for proficiency testing, calibration certificate generation, software verification and validation and management reviews. Topics will be covered using a variety of measurement disciplines and case studies so that the participants will be able to apply the concepts to any measurement discipline upon completion. Topics are covered in a mixture of training styles including lecture, hands-on exercises, case studies and discussion.
Learning Objectives:
At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to:
  • IDENTIFY and USE reference materials to ensure good quality, accurate, traceable measurement results;
  • EXPLAIN highlights and key concepts of each topic (noted on the Table of Contents and the detailed learning objectives) to each other and to your managers and show how these topics fit in to a management system using ISO/IEC 17025 as the basis.
  • Have and know how to IMPLEMENT several simple tools, job aids, and references to use and improve your laboratory operations.
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http://www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2018/02/5515-fundamentals-metrology
2/13/2018Gage Calibration Seminar, Aurora, IllinoisMitutoyo America’s Gage Calibration course is a unique, active, educational experience designed specifically for those who plan and perform calibrations of dimensional measuring tools, gages, and instruments. This course is taught at the world-class, Mitutoyo America A2LA accredited calibration laboratory in Aurora, Illinois, by experienced instructors and dimensional metrology experts. The class size is intentionally small(a maximum of 6 students) to ensure personalized and customized instruction to meet the needs of individual students. The course combines modern calibration and quality management ideas with best practices and “how-to” calibration methods for common calibrations. The course is ideal for those operating in ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratories or in gage labs supporting manufacturing operations. Download Course Description
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http://www.mitutoyo.com/events/seminar-hands-on-gage-calibration-6/
2/15/2018Professional Audio Applications for Test and Measurement Microphones & Accelerometers, WebinarPlease join us for our online webinar "Professional Audio Applications for Test and Measurement Microphones & Accelerometers" by John Clough on February 15th, 2018 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm EST. This webinar will explore how test and measurement instruments can be applied in the Audio market. Recent new product introductions have opened the door to new applications. The tools our engineers applied in the Aerospace market for decades are now cost effective for use in commercial markets. Product features and application specifics will be discussed for use in studio, concert venues, product development, and manufacturing process control. With advances in technology, the bar has been raised in all professional audio segments. “Good enough for Rock & Roll” simply isn’t the case anymore. More ⇒http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eetu2mebdf431797&llr=spvauneab&showPage=true
2/15/2018Conducting an Effective Management Review, WebinarThis 2 hour webinar introduces the Laboratory Management Review process, an important tool to foster communication between top management and laboratory personnel to improve laboratory operations to produce quality calibrations and highly satisfied customers.
Learning Objectives:
At the end of (or during) this session, using your notes and ISO/IEC 17025 and/or NIST HB 143, you will:
  • IDENTIFY management review criteria (Section 4.15) in ISO/IEC 17025 or NIST HB 143 and your laboratory quality manual and related procedures;
  • LIST the personnel that should participate in a management review;
  • LIST the 11 elements that are typically discussed during a management review;
  • SELECT sources of objective evidence that are used during a management review;
  • DISCUSS the value and benefits of management reviews; and A
  • PPLY the management review and process to laboratory scenarios.
Note: Course learning objectives may be amended based on the update of ISO/IEC 17025 (minor impact anticipated), which is estimated to occur in Fall 2017. More ⇒
http://www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2018/02/5424-conducting-effective-management-review
2/20/2018Fundamentals Of Geometrical Dimensioning And Tolerancing, Port Melbourne, AustraliaThis three-day course (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM) provides information on ISO 1101 Geometrical Product Specifications, related standards and their application to engineering drawings.

The course will provide you with the knowledge and skills:
  1. To recognise the ISO 1101 drawing practices and benefits of geometrical tolerancing
  2. To understand key geometrical tolerancing concepts
  3. To interpret datum reference frame and select datum features
  4. To know symbols and how to apply them to drawings
The topics covered include:
  1. ISO drawing conventions
  2. GPS basics
  3. Size and boundary conditions
  4. The datum system
  5. Form tolerances
  6. Orientation tolerances
  7. Location tolerances
  8. Run-out tolerances
  9. Profile tolerances
  10. Workpiece edges
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http://shop.measurement.gov.au/collections/physical-metrology-training/products/fundamentals-of-geometrical-dimensioning-and-tolerancing?variant=39553346819
2/20/2018Understanding ISO/IEC 17025:2017, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaLearn about the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard and how to conform to the requirements of the standard to either become accredited or to maintain your accreditation. This training course examines both the quality system and technical requirements within the standard. It includes practical concepts such as document control, preventive and corrective actions, internal audits, traceability, measurement uncertainty, and method validation. The course contains extensive reference to the Canadian and international interpretation and implementation guidance documents which accredited laboratories use. This courses uses lectures, discussions, and exercises, including case studies.

After completing this course participants will be able to:
    🍁 Interpret the requirements of the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard as it applies to their laboratory
    🍁 Develop, implement and maintain an effective laboratory management system
    🍁 Understand and apply the documentation requirements
    🍁 Monitor and continually improve quality control processes
    🍁 Prepare for and maintain accreditation
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http://cala-training.myshopify.com/products/1010c-understanding-iso-iec-17025-2017-toronto-february-20-to-21-2018
2/22/2018Internal Auditor for ISO/IEC 17025, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaThis course teaches the principles and practices of effective internal audits. Learn how to plan and conduct audits while getting the opportunity to practice the required skills. This 2-day Training Course provides you with the skills and knowledge necessary to conduct internal audits of laboratories that are accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2017. It covers the principles and practices of effective internal audits in accordance with ISO 19011:2011, Guidelines on auditing management systems. The course includes lectures, exercises and mock audits to teach the skills required to conduct internal audits.

After completing this course participants will be able to:
    🍁 Understand the requirements for internal audits contained within ISO/IEC 17025:2017
    🍁 Describe the role of the lead auditor and the audit team
    🍁 Conduct a document review
    🍁 Conduct an opening meeting
    🍁 Determine conformance of the laboratory to their quality system through interviews and observation
    🍁 Record observations and objective audit evidence
    🍁 Document audit findings
    🍁 Prepare an audit report
    🍁 Conduct a closing meeting
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http://cala-training.myshopify.com/products/2000c-internal-auditor-for-iso-iec-17025-toronto-february-22-to-23-2018
2/22/2018Metrology Boot Camp, Plymouth, MinnesotaPlease join us for our two-day Metrology Boot Camp. We'll use classroom presentations, demonstrations, and hands on activities to drill our participants on the basic elements of dimensional measurement:
      Define what a valid measurement consists of
      Describe accuracy & repeatability
      Define measurement traceability
      Describe the role & subject topics of ISO & ASME written standards
      Describe physical standards used to establish measurement traceability
      Identify calibration principles
      Use 1D, 2D, 2.5D, and 3D measurement systems
      Describe basic principles of surface & form analysis
      Match measurement problems to potential metrology solutions
      Complete gage repeatability & reproducibility studies (GR&R)
      Build a measurement uncertainty budget
      Describe principles of metrology software validation
    More ⇒
http://www.gagesite.com/metrology-boot-camp-p-3300647.html
2/22/2018Thermal Analysis of Pharmaceuticals, WebinarThermal Analysis is often used to investigate pharmaceutical substances. Polymorphism, pseudo-polymorphism, phase diagrams, stability, and purity determination can all be measured by thermal analysis. The four main techniques of thermal analysis, DSC, TGA, TMA, and DMA are ideal for characterizing such substances. The chief advantage is that properties can be measured as a function of the temperature or time over a wide temperature range, from •150 to 1600 °C. In this Webinar, we will show how thermal analysis is used to investigate pharmaceutical substances. We will present some typical examples measured by DSC, TGA, TMA or DMA. More ⇒http://www.mt.com/us/en/home/events/live-webinars/lab-analytical-instruments/thermal-analysis-of-pharmaceuticals.html
2/26/2018NCSL International Technical Exchange, Orlando, FloridaThree Days of Measurement Training Conducted by Experts in the Field of Metrology! February 26-28, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. The NCSL International Technical Exchange will build and enhance specific hands-on skills in the calibration of measurement and test equipment. This three-day training will also teach best practices along with introducing new and innovative calibration hardware, software and calibration services. Each training session is taught by measurement science experts from throughout the industry. 10% discount when registering 3 or more attendees from your company. Must call the NCSLI Business office at 303-440-3339 to register and receive discount.    More ⇒

http://www.ncsli.org/te
2/27/2018Calibration And Measurement Fundamentals, Port Melbourne, AustraliaThis one-day fully interactive course (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM) covers general metrological terms, definitions and explains practical concept applications involved in calibration and measurements. The course is recommended for technical officers and laboratory technicians working in all industry sectors who are involved in making measurements and calibration process.

The course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to:
  1. Develop an understanding of calibration and measurement fundamentals
  2. Understand how to interpret the information on calibration reports
  3. Evaluate whether equipment is fit-for-purpose
  4. Evaluate the suitability of in-house checks on reference equipment
The topics covered include:
  1. Metrological definitions and terms
  2. Common measurement parameters and influence factors
  3. Measurement strategy and principles of measurement
  4. The importance of calibration to measurement
  5. Traceability concept
  6. Calibration vs adjustment
  7. Practical application of measurement uncertainty
  8. In-house checks on reference equipment
  9. Test data analysis
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http://shop.measurement.gov.au/collections/physical-metrology-training/products/calibration-and-measurement-fundamentals?variant=40071710787
2/28/2018RF & Microwave Measurement Fundamentals, Santa Clara, CaliforniaThis class studies the principles of microwaves on transmission lines and power measurements, signal sources, mixers and modulation techniques; and the use of signal types in test applications. Understand amplitude and angle modulation, vector and scalar network measurements, and spectrum analyzer measurements through extensive hands-on interaction.

What you will Learn
    ⚡ How to interpret specification in datasheets
    ⚡ Understand practical microwave measurements
    ⚡ Understand the importance of proper impedance matching in high-frequency microwave circuits
    ⚡ How and why SWR, power and noise measurements are made
    ⚡ Understand noise and its effect on microwave circuits
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http://www.keysight.com/main/eventDetail.jspx?cc=US&lc=eng&ckey=238:epsg:cou-3&nid=-11143.0.00&id=238:epsg:cou-3
3/1/2018Internal Auditing Best Practices, WebinarThis 2 hour webinar will consider internal auditing techniques and best practices that are used by a metrology laboratory to comply with ISO/IEC 17025 criteria. There are no prerequisites for this webinar.
Learning Objectives:
During this webinar, using your notes and ISO/IEC 17025 or NIST HB 143, you will:
  • IDENTIFY internal auditing criteria (Section 4.14) in ISO/IEC 17025:2005 & NIST HB 143:2007;
  • IDENTIFY the steps of an audit cycle;
  • DESCRIBE the difference between a “desk audit,” “functional audit,” “technical audit,” and “management system audit”;
  • IDENTIFY template checklists and other tools that can be used to successfully document the audit process; and
  • APPLY best practices to conduct an effective internal management system audit within your laboratory.
    Note: Course learning objectives may be amended based on the upcoming update of ISO/IEC 17025 (minor impact anticipated), which is estimated to occur in Fall 2017.
    Start Time: 2:00 PM EST More ⇒
http://www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2018/03/5425-internal-auditing-best-practices
3/5/2018Geometrical Tolerancing to BS 8888 and ISO standards - Level 1, Teddington, United KingdomA three day training course (to BS 8888 and ISO standards) intended for anyone who needs to understand the theory and practice of Geometrical Tolerancing (GD&T).

Aims & Objectives
Specifiers or designers will learn how to apply geometrical tolerancing in an consistent and systematic manner, ensure a specification is complete and avoid common mistakes; specification interpreters will learn how to read geometrical tolerances in a logical and systematic way, and recognise common errors and incomplete specifications.

When used correctly, the benefits of geometrical tolerancing include:
  • Improved productivity, reduced costs and enhanced quality
  • Larger tolerance zones and less ambiguous specifications
  • The facility to tolerance form and relationships such as coaxiality
  • Using datum structures that manufacturing and inspection can benefit from
  • Fewer disputes over compliance or non-compliance of components
  • Reducing scrap, re-work rates and fewer queries due to incomplete specifications
    Download course flyer (BS/ISO)
    Download course flyer (ASME Y14.5)
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http://www.npl.co.uk/news-events/training-courses/5-7-mar-2018-geometrical-tolerancing-to-bs-8888-and-iso-standards-level-1
3/5/2018ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - What's New or Different?, OnlineLearn about the changes to ISO/IEC 17025:2017. This course provides a comprehensive review of the changes from the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 version of the standard to the new revision of ISO/IEC 17025:2017. You will get the details on what is new, what has been revised, and the impact to your quality system. Participants need access to a computer with a microphone. A webcam is recommended, but not required. This course looks at the differences between ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and ISO/IEC 17025:2017. It covers the structure of the new standard, provides details on the new requirements, and changed requirements, and looks at the steps to transition to compliance with the new standard. This is a one-day course that is split over two half-days.

After completing this course participants will be able to:
    🍁 Describe the structure of the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard
    🍁 Describe the changes in the approach to the revised standard
    🍁 Interpret the new or changed requirements as it applies to their laboratory
    🍁 Conduct a gap analysis to prepare for the transition to the revised standard
    🍁 Apply the requirements of the revised standard to the laboratory management system
    More ⇒
http://cala-training.myshopify.com/products/1011v-iso-iec-17025-2017-whats-new-or-different-march-5-and-6-2018
3/6/2018Understanding NATA’s ISO/IEC 17025 Requirements, Melbourne, AustraliaISO/IEC 17025" is an international laboratory standard which describes the requirements laboratories must meet if they wish to demonstrate that they:
     Operate a quality system
     Are technically competent; and
     Are able to generate technically valid results.
This session is delivered as a practical workshop interacting with the standard, discussing common challenges when implementing the requirements, and exploring possible solutions within the context of NATA’s accreditation requirements.
Course Content:
     Purposes of the standard
     The history of accreditation requirements for laboratories and testing facilities
     A laboratory’s process
     Structure of the standard
     Clauses of ISO/IEC 17025 (a facilitated discussion will occur with each clause)
Learning Objectives:
     An understanding of the standards development and purpose
     Ability to apply the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 to your own facility
     Identify the purpose and interaction of the management system and technical requirements
     Implement these requirements to ensure added service to customers and enhanced confidence
          in the facility’s results
    More ⇒
http://www.nata.com.au/nata/nata-training/2-Intro_courses/1-ngra
3/6/2018Implementation of Quality Management Systems based on ISO 9001:2015, Naivasha, KenyaThe Kenya Bureau of Standards provides training to industry as part of its task of creating awareness and technical expertise in areas of Quality management and conformity assessment. The ISO 9001 implementation training is meant for Management staff in organisations that intend to or are implementing ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems. The aim of the training is to familiarise industry with the contents and requirements of ISO 9001 Standard on Quality Management. Systems The three day course interprets the scope of ISO 9001 as it relates to an organisation and gives a practical experience on developing and implementing a Quality Management system that conforms to the requirements. At the end of the three-day course participants will understand the requirements of ISO 9001 and how to translate them into activities within their processes. They will also be able to develop the necessary documentation as required by the standard. More ⇒http://kebs.org/index.php?opt=nqi&view=course&id=1
3/7/2018Humidity Measurement, Lindfield, AustraliaThis one-day course (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM) provides information about the main concepts and practical techniques involved in measuring humidity in air and explains how to make such measurements accurately and consistently.

The course will provide you with the knowledge and skills:
  1. To understand the concepts involved in humidity measurements
  2. To know how to select and apply humidity instrumentation
  3. To interpret measurement results and calculate required features
  4. To recognise various sources of error that affect humidity measurements
The topics covered include:
  1. Basic concepts, tables, charts and formulae
  2. Humidity standards
  3. Dew point meters and practical secondary standards
  4. Hygrometers and some special problems in hygrometry
  5. Humidity chambers
  6. General practical recommendations
  7. Examples and calculations
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http://shop.measurement.gov.au/collections/physical-metrology-training/products/humidity-measurement?variant=39741423811
3/8/20183D Metrology Workshops for Global Casting and Foundry Industry, Vtech Consulting Ltda, Sao Paulo, BrazilGOM has announced that is will be holding 3D metrology workshops for the casting and foundry industry in 2018. The workshops will take place at 42 different locations from January to April 2018. Industrial companies will share their experiences and present examples from their day-to-day practice showing how integrating optical measuring systems into the entire process chain helps them shorten development times, improve production workflows, and thus enhance the company’s profitability. The GOM network will transfers process and metrology knowledge to 29 countries providing insight into the use of optical 3D metrology in the casting and foundry industry. Measuring systems from GOM are used in sand, pressure die and investment casting processes to guarantee consistent quality assurance. More ⇒http://www.gom-workshop.com/br/
3/12/2018NIST Handbook 130 - Uniform Packaging and Labeling Regulations (4 day), Orange County, CaliforniaThe National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Office of Weights and Measures will hold a seminar for Weights and Measures Officials on the most recent version of NIST Handbook 130, Uniform Laws and Regulations, "Uniform Packaging and Labeling Regulations (UPLR)
Learning Objectives:
After this seminar, participants will be able to:
  • UNDERSTAND and INTERPRET requirements under the NIST Handbook 130, UPLR.
  • EXPLAIN, DEMONSTRATE, and APPLY the NIST Handbook 130, UPLR to everyday packaging of consumer and non-consumer commodities.
  • DETERMINE the appropriate method of sale for various products.
  • RECOGNIZE and EVALUATE various package labelings in the marketplace.
    More ⇒
http://www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2018/03/5509-nist-handbook-130-uniform-packaging-and-labeling-regulations-4-day
3/12/2018ISO 9001: 2015 Lead Auditors Course, Naivasha, KenyaThe Lead Auditor Course is meant for Quality Assurance Managers, Management Representatives, Process Auditors, Quality Controllers, Quality Inspectors, practising professionals and Managers in Industry/Organizations who intend to or are implementing any Management System. The purpose of this course is to impart skills on the principles and practices of an effective quality assurance auditing in accordance with ISO 19011 The six day course interprets the scope of ISO 19011 as it relates to auditing a Quality Management System and gives a practical experience on managing audit processes for evaluation of process effectiveness and efficiency. At the end of the six day course participants will understand the principles and practices of auditing in the context of a quality system based on meeting the requirements of ISO 9001.They will also be able to develop analytical skills necessary for effective audits. The course includes a 3 hour written examination. More ⇒http://kebs.org/index.php?opt=nqi&view=course&id=2
3/13/2018ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Awareness, Denham Grove, United KingdomThis course aims to provide an awareness of ISO/IEC 17025:2017. In particular how the business processes of individual laboratories may be informed and enhanced in meeting its requirements. The course focuses from a personal perspective, reflecting primarily on the structure, resource, process, management and general requirements. The course will enable delegates to gain an awareness of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and its function as a framework for demonstrating competence and to gain an understanding of conformity - all of which is achieved through a combination of presentations, exercises and discussion. Download Course Flyer
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http://www.ukas.com/booking-course/?id=MTczNzky
3/13/2018ISO/IEC 17025: Laboratory Quality Management Course, Karachi, PakistanISO/IEC 17025: Laboratory Quality Management Course, Karachi, Pakistan This course is designed for the staff of laboratories working on ISO/IEC 17025 and for newly inducted staff. It gives participants guidance and training in the skills needed to develop and implement an effective laboratory quality management system. The course is based on ISO/IEC 17025:2005, the international standard used for accrediting laboratories. The provision of reliable and timely information is critical in the modern testing laboratory environment. It is worth to mention that well documented quality management systems and validated technical procedures are required to effectively implement and the laboratory is operated by well-trained and competent staff.
Course Contents:
  • Introduction to Laboratory Accreditation, an overview of ISO/IEC 17025:2005
  • International Dimension of Accreditation
  • Accreditation Criteria and Their Interpretations
  • Quality Management System Requirements
  • Accreditation Criteria and Their Interpretations
  • Technical Requirements for Laboratories
  • The development, documentation and implementation of quality systems
  • Internal Auditing
  • Method selection and validation
  • Selection, training and supervision of staff
  • Equipment management and calibration
  • The uncertainty of measurement
  • Test records and reports
  • Accreditation Body Operation and Regulations
  • Accreditation process of PNAC
  • Exercises, Assignments and Discussions
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http://pnac.org.pk/laboratory-accreditation-courses/
3/15/20183D Metrology Workshops for Global Casting and Foundry Industry, Johannesburg, South AfricaGOM has announced that is will be holding 3D metrology workshops for the casting and foundry industry in 2018. The workshops will take place at 42 different locations from January to April 2018. Industrial companies will share their experiences and present examples from their day-to-day practice showing how integrating optical measuring systems into the entire process chain helps them shorten development times, improve production workflows, and thus enhance the company’s profitability. The GOM network will transfers process and metrology knowledge to 29 countries providing insight into the use of optical 3D metrology in the casting and foundry industry. Measuring systems from GOM are used in sand, pressure die and investment casting processes to guarantee consistent quality assurance. More ⇒http://www.gom-workshop.com/za/
3/19/2018Dimensional Metrology Seminar, Aurora, IllinoisDimensional metrology (the science and practice of dimensional measurement) is the fundamental educational series of the Mitutoyo Institute of Metrology. The full curriculum consists of
  1. free online educational material,
  2. the 2-day classroom course Dimensional Metrology: Measurement, Inspection, and Calibration, and
  3. the 1-day classroom course Dimensional Metrology for the Quality Professional.
Our Dimensional Metrology curriculum is intended for anyone who wishes to learn about dimensional measuring equipment and strategies for implementation. The modern curriculum gives equal treatment to all measuring equipment, from calipers to gage blocks to multi-sensor CMMs. The courses are taught from a “Measurement Planning” perspective and cover aspects of selection, application, calibration, and care of dimensional measuring systems. Principles and practice are taught with a hands-on experiential learning approach to engage the students and promote retention of the concepts.
Download Course Description
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http://www.mitutoyo.com/events/seminar-dimensional-metrology-8/
3/20/2018Temperature Measurement, Lindfield, AustraliaThis three-day course (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM) covers the measurement of temperature and the calibration of temperature measuring instruments. It incorporates extensive hands-on practical exercises.

The course will provide you with the knowledge and skills:
  1. To understand the principles of operation of common temperature sensors and their instrumentation, especially thermocouples and resistance, radiation and liquid-in-glass thermometers
  2. To employ suitable processes for calibrating and using temperature measurement equipment
  3. To identify various sources of error that affect temperature measurements
  4. To develop the technical understanding required to become a NATA signatory
The topics covered include:
  1. Physics of temperature measurement
  2. Temperature scale, traceability and international standards
  3. Thermocouple electromotive force, measurement and calibration
  4. Properties of thermocouples and systematic errors
  5. Infrared and general radiation thermometry and their application
  6. Errors and calibration in radiation thermometry
  7. Calibration baths and furnaces
  8. Digital thermometers
  9. Resistance thermometry: associated errors and calibration
  10. Enclosure testing (multi-site measurements)
  11. Liquid-in-glass thermometry
  12. Estimating measurement uncertainty
  13. Extensive hands-on practical exercises in measurement
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http://shop.measurement.gov.au/collections/physical-metrology-training/products/temperature-measurement?variant=39737919043
3/22/20183D Metrology Workshops for Global Casting and Foundry Industry, Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Minas Gerais, BrazilGOM has announced that is will be holding 3D metrology workshops for the casting and foundry industry in 2018. The workshops will take place at 42 different locations from January to April 2018. Industrial companies will share their experiences and present examples from their day-to-day practice showing how integrating optical measuring systems into the entire process chain helps them shorten development times, improve production workflows, and thus enhance the company’s profitability. The GOM network will transfers process and metrology knowledge to 29 countries providing insight into the use of optical 3D metrology in the casting and foundry industry. Measuring systems from GOM are used in sand, pressure die and investment casting processes to guarantee consistent quality assurance. More ⇒http://www.gom-workshop.com/br/
3/26/2018Geometrical Dimensioning & Tolerancing: Level 2, Teddington, United KingdomAn intensive two day course in geometrical Tolerancing, which follows on from, and builds upon, the Level 1 course.
Aims & Objectives:
  • Learn how to define more advanced datum structures
  • Find out how to use the Least Material Condition modifier
  • Discover how to use the Maximum Material Condition modifier with datum references (datum shift)
Note: This course is available for ASME Y14.5 or BS 8888 and ISO standards
Download Course Flyer
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http://www.npl.co.uk/commercial-services/products-and-services/training/training-courses/geometrical-dimensioning-and-tolerancing-level-2/
3/26/2018Handbook 133 - Checking the Net Contents of Packaged Goods - Basic, Lebanon, MissouriThis 4.5 day seminar will focus on the requirements and basic test procedures for packages labeled by weight. This will include, but not be limited to, a review of U.S. Weights and Measures Laws, good quantity control processes, sampling, calculating standard deviation, moisture allowances, inspection reports and calculations, test procedures, tare, relevant court cases, drained weight and ice glazed procedures and more. The sessions will include formal lecture, class discussion, exercises, reading assignments, audio-visual presentations and hands-on practice.
Learning Objectives:
After this seminar, you will be able to:
  • UNDERSTAND the History, Scope and Package Requirements.
  • EXPLAIN the Statistical Basis of NIST Handbook 133 and Sampling Plans.
  • DESCRIBE What, When and Where to Test.
  • EXPLAIN Health and Safety aspects.
  • IDENTIFY Good Measurement Practices.
  • Properly SELECT Measurement Standards and Test Equipment.
  • APPLY Basic Test Procedure.
  • APPLY Tare Procedures.
  • COMPUTE Nominal Gross Weight and Determine Package Errors.
  • UNDERSTAND and APPLY moisture allowances.
  • RECOGNIZE the Scope of Chapter 3.
  • APPLY Gravimetric Test Procedures for Liquids.
    More ⇒
http://www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2018/03/5513-handbook-133-checking-net-contents-packaged-goods-basic
3/26/2018Internal Auditing To ISO/IEC 17025:2017, Austin, TexasThis course prepares an internal auditor to clearly understand technical issues relating to an audit. You’ll learn how to more effectively collect audit evidence and report your findings. This course is designed to develop your understanding of auditing techniques against the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 requirements.
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 requirements.
  • Learn how to coordinate a quality management system audit against ISO/IEC 17025:2017.
  • Develop an understanding of the technical systems and issues of the accredited laboratory.
  • Know how to collect audit evidence and document observations, including techniques for effective questioning and listening.
  • Learn how to report the findings and conclusions.
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http://asq.org/training/internal-auditing-to-isoiec-17025-aclas
3/27/2018Evaluation et maîtrise des incertitudes de mesure, Paris, FranceÉvaluer l’incertitude d’un résultat de mesure ou d’essai dans son contexte professionnel, en mettant en oeuvre la méthode préconisée par le GUM. Comprendre et appliquer les textes nationaux et internationaux les plus récents traitant de l’estimation et de l’utilisation des incertitudes de mesure. Télécharger la fiche
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http://www.lne.fr/fr/formation/instrumentation/metrologie-generale/me13
3/29/2018Fundamentals of Measurement Uncertainty, Austin, TexasAttendees of the 2-day Fundamentals Measurement Uncertainty training course will learn a practical approach to measurement uncertainty applications, based on fundamental practices. Measurement uncertainty for both testing and calibration laboratories will be discussed. Attendees will gain an understanding of the steps required, accepted practices, and types of uncertainties that need to be considered by accredited laboratories.
Learning Objectives
  • Understand the need for measurement uncertainty
  • Examine international practices and practical statistics
  • Develop an understanding of uncertainties and budgets
  • Understand and calculate specific examples for measurement uncertainty
  • Visit the link below for registration information.
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http://www.anab.org/training/17025/fundamentals-of-measurement-uncertainty
4/5/2018Metrology Boot Camp, Plymouth, MinnesotaPlease join us for our two-day Metrology Boot Camp. We'll use classroom presentations, demonstrations, and hands on activities to drill our participants on the basic elements of dimensional measurement:
      Define what a valid measurement consists of
      Describe accuracy & repeatability
      Define measurement traceability
      Describe the role & subject topics of ISO & ASME written standards
      Describe physical standards used to establish measurement traceability
      Identify calibration principles
      Use 1D, 2D, 2.5D, and 3D measurement systems
      Describe basic principles of surface & form analysis
      Match measurement problems to potential metrology solutions
      Complete gage repeatability & reproducibility studies (GR&R)
      Build a measurement uncertainty budget
      Describe principles of metrology software validation
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http://www.gagesite.com/metrology-boot-camp-p-3300647.html
4/9/2018ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - What's New or Different?, OnlineLearn about the changes to ISO/IEC 17025:2017. This course provides a comprehensive review of the changes from the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 version of the standard to the new revision of ISO/IEC 17025:2017. You will get the details on what is new, what has been revised, and the impact to your quality system. Participants need access to a computer with a microphone. A webcam is recommended, but not required. This course looks at the differences between ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and ISO/IEC 17025:2017. It covers the structure of the new standard, provides details on the new requirements, and changed requirements, and looks at the steps to transition to compliance with the new standard. This is a one-day course that is split over two half-days.

After completing this course participants will be able to:
    🍁 Describe the structure of the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard
    🍁 Describe the changes in the approach to the revised standard
    🍁 Interpret the new or changed requirements as it applies to their laboratory
    🍁 Conduct a gap analysis to prepare for the transition to the revised standard
    🍁 Apply the requirements of the revised standard to the laboratory management system
    More ⇒
http://cala-training.myshopify.com/products/1011v-iso-iec-17025-2017-whats-new-or-different-virtual-april-23-to-24-2018
4/9/2018Introduction to ISO/IEC 17025, San Francisco, CaliforniaThe 1.5-day Introduction to ISO/IEC 17025 training course will help attendees understand and apply the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2005. Attendees will examine the origins of the standard and learn practical concepts such as document control, internal auditing, proficiency testing, traceability, measurement uncertainty, and method witnessing.
Learning Objectives
  • Gain an understanding of ISO/IEC 17025:2005 requirements
  • Learn how a quality manual is designed and audited
  • Examine the origin of the standard, the benefits of accreditation, and the role of accreditation bodies
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http://www.anab.org/training/17025/intro
4/9/2018Gage Calibration Seminar, Aurora, IllinoisMitutoyo America’s Gage Calibration course is a unique, active, educational experience designed specifically for those who plan and perform calibrations of dimensional measuring tools, gages, and instruments. This course is taught at the world-class, Mitutoyo America A2LA accredited calibration laboratory in Aurora, Illinois, by experienced instructors and dimensional metrology experts. The class size is intentionally small(a maximum of 6 students) to ensure personalized and customized instruction to meet the needs of individual students. The course combines modern calibration and quality management ideas with best practices and “how-to” calibration methods for common calibrations. The course is ideal for those operating in ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratories or in gage labs supporting manufacturing operations.
Download Course Description
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http://www.mitutoyo.com/events/seminar-gage-calibration/
4/9/2018Implementing Metrology and SPC concepts with MS Excel, York, PennsylvaniaThis one-day workshop prepares the metrology professional to apply the power of Microsoft Excel’s mathematical and statistical tools to assist in managing the laboratory’s Quality Management System including Measurement Uncertainty. It serves as a prerequisite for the Measurement Uncertainty workshop and reduces the time spent learning both the Excel and Measurement Uncertainty estimation techniques at the same time.
Learning objectives:
  1. Obtain familiarity of Excel mathematical and statistical functions
  2. Learn Excel shortcuts for transforming number formats and other similar techniques.
  3. Charting and using trend analysis tools for data interpolation.
Attendees will become proficient at applying Excel’s mathematical and statistical tools by building templates for data collection and measurement uncertainty estimation. More ⇒
http://www.mhforce.com/Training/TrainingCourses
4/10/2018Force Fundamentals, York, PennsylvaniaThis two-day workshop will cover applied force calibration techniques with hands on activities and demonstrations using primary and secondary standards. Demonstrations will expose potential errors made in everyday force measurements. The demonstrations and discussions will include errors associated with:
  • Improper alignment;
  • Use of different and/or incorrect adapter types;
  • Different thread depth;
  • Wiring and excitation;
  • Trouble shooting a load cell;
  • Bottom thread loading.
The workshop will include discussions on measurement uncertainty and provide the tools for anyone to put together a calibration and measurement capability (CMC) or uncertainty budget. This workshop will provide examples and worksheets that can be applied to estimate measurement uncertainty required by The ISO/IEC 17025 and ANSI Z540.3. More ⇒
http://www.mhforce.com/Training/TrainingCourses
4/12/2018Advanced Measurement Uncertainty and New ISO 17025 Discussion, York, PennsylvaniaThis workshop covers techniques for laboratories in estimating the measurement uncertainty for their scope of accreditation. This workshop takes the approach of teaching several tools and techniques that a lab may apply in measurement uncertainty analysis estimation per ISO Guide 98 (GUM). The tools are generic in nature so that it can be applied to various parameters. Hands on exercises using Microsoft Excel spreadsheet provide a practical approach that enables the attendees to apply the methods in their particular applications. Several Excel Templates and tools are provided for the attendees to implement. Please bring a laptop with Microsoft Excel or compatible spreadsheet loaded in the computer for a truly interactive workshop.
Learning Objectives:
  • What are the minimum contributors for a laboratory to consider for measurement uncertainty estimation?
  • How are contributors considered for inclusion in the uncertainty budget?
  • How to build a Measurement Uncertainty Budget and interpret it for future improvement of the measure-ment process?
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http://www.mhforce.com/Training/TrainingCourses
4/16/2018Handbook 133 - Checking the Net Contents of Packaged Goods - Basic, Montgomery, Alabama This 4 day seminar will focus on the requirements and basic test procedures for packages labeled by weight. This will include, but not be limited to, a review of U.S. Weights and Measures Laws, good quantity control processes, sampling, calculating standard deviation, moisture allowances, inspection reports and calculations, test procedures, tare, relevant court cases, drained weight and ice glazed procedures and more. The sessions will include formal lecture, class discussion, exercises, reading assignments, audio-visual presentations and hands-on practice.
Learning Objectives:
After this seminar, participants will be able to:
  • UNDERSTAND the History, Scope and Package Requirements.
  • EXPLAIN the Statistical Basis of Handbook 133 and Sampling Plans.
  • DESCRIBE What, When and Where to Test.
  • EXPLAIN Health and Safety aspects.
  • IDENTIFY Good Measurement Practices.
  • Properly SELECT Measurement Standards and Test Equipment.
  • APPLY Basic Test Procedure.
  • APPLY Tare Procedures.
  • COMPUTE Nominal Gross Weight and Determine Package Errors.
  • UNDERSTAND and APPLY moisture allowances.
  • RECOGNIZE the Scope of Chapter 3.
  • UNDERSTAND Gravimetric Test Procedures for Liquids.
    More ⇒
http://www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2018/04/5520-handbook-133-checking-net-contents-packaged-goods-basic
4/16/2018Mass Metrology Seminar, Gaithersburg, MarylandThe Mass Metrology Seminar is a 2 week, "hands-on" seminar. It incorporates approximately 30 percent lectures and 70 percent demonstrations and laboratory work in which the trainee performs measurements by applying procedures and equations discussed in the classroom. The seminar focuses on the comprehension and application of the procedures, the equations, and calculations involved. The seminar includes the operation of the laboratory equipment, review of publications, standards, specifications, and tolerances relevant to the measurements. Training covers mass calibration procedures published in NISTIR 6969 and are suitable for the calibration of mass standards to OIML R111 Class E2 through M3 tolerances, ASTM classes 1 through 7 and NIST HB 105-1 Class F. Training is provided to enable the participant to correctly identify and implement the correct calibration process for each weight classification. The entire seminar incorporates statistical analysis, process measurement control methods, uncertainty analyses and generation of ISO/IEC 17025 compliant calibration certificates for all measurements made during the seminar.
Learning Objectives:
At the end of this seminar, using Standard Operating Procedures 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 29, and 30 and Good Measurement Practices 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14, participants will be able to:
  • IDENTIFY mass artifacts and use appropriate procedures to ensure good quality, accurate, traceable mass measurement results;
  • EXPLAIN highlights and key concepts of each topic to each other and to your managers using the slides and reference materials; and
  • PERFORM mass calibration procedures, use and validate the job aids, and use reference materials to perform laboratory calibrations, including hands on handling of mass standards and balances, calculation of measurement results, integration of measurement assurance, uncertainty analysis, and software validation to produce valid calibration results and certificates.
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http://www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2018/04/5516-mass-metrology-seminar
4/17/2018Understanding NATA’s ISO/IEC 17025 Requirements, Brisbane, AustraliaISO/IEC 17025" is an international laboratory standard which describes the requirements laboratories must meet if they wish to demonstrate that they:
     Operate a quality system
     Are technically competent; and
     Are able to generate technically valid results.
This session is delivered as a practical workshop interacting with the standard, discussing common challenges when implementing the requirements, and exploring possible solutions within the context of NATA’s accreditation requirements.
Course Content:
     Purposes of the standard
     The history of accreditation requirements for laboratories and testing facilities
     A laboratory’s process
     Structure of the standard
     Clauses of ISO/IEC 17025 (a facilitated discussion will occur with each clause)
Learning Objectives:
     An understanding of the standards development and purpose
     Ability to apply the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 to your own facility
     Identify the purpose and interaction of the management system and technical requirements
     Implement these requirements to ensure added service to customers and enhanced confidence
          in the facility’s results
    More ⇒
http://www.nata.com.au/nata/nata-training/2-Intro_courses/1-ngra
4/17/2018Uncertainty of Measurement, Denham Grove, United KingdomAny laboratory wishing to achieve accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025 is required to have, and to apply, policies and procedures for the estimation, use and reporting of uncertainties of measurement for any tests or calibrations covered by their scope of accreditation. Drawing on experience of training skills of estimating uncertainty of measurement to more than two thousand testing and calibration practitioners over the years, this course aims to provide delegates with an appreciation of the concept of uncertainty of measurement in both a testing and calibration environment, and uses a combination of lectures and interactive exercises and demonstrations to take delegates through the process of calculating uncertainties.
Download the course program
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http://www.ukas.com/booking-course/?id=OTI2Mg==
4/18/2018RF & Microwave Measurement Fundamentals, Andover, MassachusettsThis class studies the principles of microwaves on transmission lines and power measurements, signal sources, mixers and modulation techniques; and the use of signal types in test applications. Understand amplitude and angle modulation, vector and scalar network measurements, and spectrum analyzer measurements through extensive hands-on interaction.

What you will Learn
    ⚡ How to interpret specification in datasheets
    ⚡ Understand practical microwave measurements
    ⚡ Understand the importance of proper impedance matching in high-frequency microwave circuits
    ⚡ How and why SWR, power and noise measurements are made
    ⚡ Understand noise and its effect on microwave circuits
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http://www.keysight.com/main/eventDetail.jspx?cc=US&lc=eng&ckey=238:epsg:cou-3&nid=-11143.0.00&id=238:epsg:cou-3
4/18/2018Calibration & Repair 2-Day Training, Dallas, TexasThis 2-day training offers specialized training in calibration and repair for the individual who has some knowledge of basic Metrology. Approximately 75% of the workshop involves “Hands-on” calibration, repair and adjustments of micrometers, calipers, indicators height gages, etc. Course also covers NIST Traceability, Certificates of Conformance, Gage Management, Standards, etc. Each student is encouraged to participate in actual calibrations and repairs using IICT equipment.

Topics Covered in this Training:
  • Calibration Requirements Of, ISO/IEC 17025, ISO 13485, ANSI-NCSL Z540-1:1994, ISO 9001, ISO/TS16949, ISO 10012
  • Definition of Calibration & Traceability
  • Rule of 10 to 1 and 4 to 1
  • Certificate of Conformance vs. Certificate of Calibration
  • NIST Test Number and Test Date-Traceability
  • Overview of Calibration Terminology
  • Overview of National Standards, Primary Standards, Reference Standards and Working Standards
  • Calibration Labels and Stickers
  • Gage Block Usage and Handling
  • Determining Calibration Cycle Times
  • Hands-on calibration methods of: Micrometers, Calipers, Indicators, Sine Bars, Levels, Thread Gages, Plug Gages, Squares, Height Gages, Pin Gages, Other Gages as Customer Requests
  • Discussions on Optical Comparators, Surface Plates, Ring Gages, CMM's, etc
  • Hands-on repair techniques of Micrometers, Calipers and Dial Indicators
    More ⇒
http://precisionmn.com/training
4/19/2018Basics of Acoustics Calibration, WebinarPlease join us for our online webinar "Basics of Acoustics Calibration" by Chad Walber on April 19th, 2018 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm EST. In this webinar we will discuss single point microphone sensitivity should be performed at the beginning and end of every experiment. Due to the design of condenser microphones, large changes in atmospheric pressure, temperature, and humidity will have an effect on the sensitivity of a microphone. The best practices in the use of precision acoustic calibrators is discussed, including proper calibration techniques, expected calibration accuracy, and methods of calibration improvement. More ⇒http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eetu1g0b938c9787&llr=spvauneab&showPage=true
4/24/2018Laboratory Management: Role of the Quality Manager and Technical Management, Denham Grove, United KingdomAll laboratories need to have sound business processes to enable them to deliver technically sound calibrations and tests to their clients. When a laboratory is seeking to have its competence recognised through accreditation by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service, these processes must also enable the laboratory to meet the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025. This course is designed to help delegates gain an understanding of how the business processes of their laboratory can be combined effectively with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025, and the roles of the quality manager and technical management in this framework. Download Course Flyer
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http://www.ukas.com/booking-course/?id=MTI1NDA=
4/30/2018Southeast Measurement Assurance Program, SEMAP, Bay St. Louis/Biloxi, MississippiNIST Handbook 143, Section 5.2, Table 2 notes that annual attendance at the RMAP training session is required for ongoing laboratory Recognition. Handbook 143, Program Handbook details the criteria used for OWM Laboratory Recognition. In addition, participation in ongoing RMAP proficiency tests (PTs) requires completion of training requirements to the designated level and attendance at the annual RMAP training sessions.
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. See Lab Metrology Training web page.
Materials & Supplies:
Reference USB drives (or CDs) and notebooks to be provided. If participants need CD instead of USB memory, contact Yvonne Branden to make the request. A copy of ISO/IEC 17025 (latest version) and other session publications will be provided. More ⇒
http://www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2018/04/5525-southeast-measurement-assurance-program-semap
5/1/2018FUNdamentals Summer Camps 2018, Monroe, MichiganThe Monroe County Community College Summer Camp Program will be announced in May, 2018, do not miss out on the Metrology Camp. The 2017 registration form details the camps offered by MCCC. Each camper will receive a camp T-shirt. Register early as sessions are limited. You must complete the registration form and Emergency Waiver/Release form before sending your child to camp. 2017 Registration Form
or call: Main Campus (734) 384-4127, fax (734) 384-4190.
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http://www.monroeccc.edu/summercamps.htm
5/1/2018Understanding NATA’s ISO/IEC 17025 Requirements, Adelaide, AustraliaISO/IEC 17025" is an international laboratory standard which describes the requirements laboratories must meet if they wish to demonstrate that they:
     Operate a quality system
     Are technically competent; and
     Are able to generate technically valid results.
This session is delivered as a practical workshop interacting with the standard, discussing common challenges when implementing the requirements, and exploring possible solutions within the context of NATA’s accreditation requirements.
Course Content:
     Purposes of the standard
     The history of accreditation requirements for laboratories and testing facilities
     A laboratory’s process
     Structure of the standard
     Clauses of ISO/IEC 17025 (a facilitated discussion will occur with each clause)
Learning Objectives:
     An understanding of the standards development and purpose
     Ability to apply the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 to your own facility
     Identify the purpose and interaction of the management system and technical requirements
     Implement these requirements to ensure added service to customers and enhanced confidence
          in the facility’s results
    More ⇒
http://www.nata.com.au/nata/nata-training/2-Intro_courses/1-ngra
5/6/2018Implementation of Quality Management Systems based on ISO 9001:2015, Naivasha, KenyaThe Kenya Bureau of Standards provides training to industry as part of its task of creating awareness and technical expertise in areas of Quality management and conformity assessment. The ISO 9001 implementation training is meant for Management staff in organisations that intend to or are implementing ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems. The aim of the training is to familiarise industry with the contents and requirements of ISO 9001 Standard on Quality Management. Systems The three day course interprets the scope of ISO 9001 as it relates to an organisation and gives a practical experience on developing and implementing a Quality Management system that conforms to the requirements. At the end of the three-day course participants will understand the requirements of ISO 9001 and how to translate them into activities within their processes. They will also be able to develop the necessary documentation as required by the standard. More ⇒http://kebs.org/index.php?opt=nqi&view=course&id=1
5/7/2018Western Regional Assurance Program (WRAP), Salt Lake City, UtahNIST Handbook 143, Section 5.2, Table 2 notes that annual attendance at the RMAP training session is required for ongoing laboratory Recognition. Handbook 143, Program Handbook details the criteria used for OWM Laboratory Recognition. In addition, participation in ongoing RMAP proficiency tests (PTs) requires completion of training requirements to the designated level and attendance at the annual RMAP training sessions.
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. See Lab Metrology Training web page.
Materials & Supplies:
Reference USB drives (or CDs) and notebooks to be provided. If participants need CD instead of USB memory, contact Yvonne Branden to make the request. A copy of ISO/IEC 17025 (latest version) and other session publications will be provided. More ⇒
http://www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2018/05/5526-western-regional-assurance-program-wrap
5/8/2018Implementation of Quality Management Systems based on ISO 9001:2015, Nairobi, KenyaThe Kenya Bureau of Standards provides training to industry as part of its task of creating awareness and technical expertise in areas of Quality management and conformity assessment. The ISO 9001 implementation training is meant for Management staff in organisations that intend to or are implementing ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems. The aim of the training is to familiarise industry with the contents and requirements of ISO 9001 Standard on Quality Management. Systems The three day course interprets the scope of ISO 9001 as it relates to an organisation and gives a practical experience on developing and implementing a Quality Management system that conforms to the requirements. At the end of the three-day course participants will understand the requirements of ISO 9001 and how to translate them into activities within their processes. They will also be able to develop the necessary documentation as required by the standard. More ⇒http://kebs.org/index.php?opt=nqi&view=course&id=1
5/8/2018Understanding NATA’s ISO/IEC 17025 Requirements, Melbourne, AustraliaISO/IEC 17025" is an international laboratory standard which describes the requirements laboratories must meet if they wish to demonstrate that they:
     Operate a quality system
     Are technically competent; and
     Are able to generate technically valid results.
This session is delivered as a practical workshop interacting with the standard, discussing common challenges when implementing the requirements, and exploring possible solutions within the context of NATA’s accreditation requirements.
Course Content:
     Purposes of the standard
     The history of accreditation requirements for laboratories and testing facilities
     A laboratory’s process
     Structure of the standard
     Clauses of ISO/IEC 17025 (a facilitated discussion will occur with each clause)
Learning Objectives:
     An understanding of the standards development and purpose
     Ability to apply the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 to your own facility
     Identify the purpose and interaction of the management system and technical requirements
     Implement these requirements to ensure added service to customers and enhanced confidence
          in the facility’s results
    More ⇒
http://www.nata.com.au/nata/nata-training/2-Intro_courses/1-ngra
5/8/2018Hands on Gage Calibration Seminar, Aurora, IllinoisThe Hands-On Gage Calibration course is a unique, active, educational experience designed specifically for those who plan and perform calibrations of dimensional measuring tools, gages, and instruments. This course is taught at the world-class, Mitutoyo America A2LA accredited calibration laboratory in Aurora, Illinois, by experienced instructors and dimensional metrology experts. The class size is intentionally small(a maximum of 6 students) to ensure personalized and customized instruction to meet the needs of individual students. The course combines modern calibration and quality management ideas with best practices and “how-to” calibration methods for common calibrations. The course is ideal for those operating in ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratories or in gage labs supporting manufacturing operations.

The course covers the most common dimensional calibrations but also allows for individual students to cover topics of interest. The full course overview (see above download) lists the possible calibrations and methods that may be taught in this class. Upon enrollment, students will have the opportunity to complete a questionnaire to ensure the customized course meets their specific needs. The Hands-On Gage Calibration course will also address the essential elements, policies, and requirements of a modern gage calibration system. Woven into the hands-on experience, the course will cover calibration system standards, laboratory management, traceability, measurement uncertainty, temperature issues, and laboratory accreditation.
Download Course Description
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http://www.mitutoyo.com/events/seminar-hands-on-gage-calibration-8/
5/14/2018ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - What's New or Different?, Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaLearn about the changes to ISO/IEC 17025:2017. This course provides a comprehensive review of the changes from the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 version of the standard to the new revision of ISO/IEC 17025:2017. You will get the details on what is new, what has been revised, and the impact to your quality system.
This course looks at the differences between ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and ISO/IEC 17025:2017. It covers the structure of the new standard, provides details on the new requirements, and changed requirements, and looks at the steps to transition to compliance with the new standard.

After completing this course participants will be able to:
    🍁 Describe the structure of the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard
    🍁 Describe the changes in the approach to the revised standard
    🍁 Interpret the new or changed requirements as it applies to their laboratory
    🍁 Conduct a gap analysis to prepare for the transition to the revised standard
    🍁 Apply the requirements of the revised standard to the laboratory management system
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http://cala-training.myshopify.com/products/1011c-iso-iec-17025-2017-whats-new-or-different-edmonton-may-7-2018
5/14/2018Handbook 133 - Checking the Net Contents of Packaged Goods - Basic, Pompano Beach, FloridaThis 4.5 day seminar will focus on the requirements and basic test procedures for packages labeled by weight. This will include, but not be limited to, a review of U.S. Weights and Measures Laws, good quantity control processes, sampling, calculating standard deviation, moisture allowances, inspection reports and calculations, test procedures, tare, relevant court cases, drained weight and ice glazed procedures and more. The sessions will include formal lecture, class discussion, exercises, reading assignments, audio-visual presentations and hands-on practice.
Learning Objectives:
After this seminar, you will be able to:
  • UNDERSTAND the History, Scope and Package Requirements.
  • EXPLAIN the Statistical Basis of NIST Handbook 133 and Sampling Plans.
  • DESCRIBE What, When and Where to Test.
  • EXPLAIN Health and Safety aspects.
  • IDENTIFY Good Measurement Practices.
  • Properly SELECT Measurement Standards and Test Equipment.
  • APPLY Basic Test Procedure.
  • APPLY Tare Procedures.
  • COMPUTE Nominal Gross Weight and Determine Package Errors.
  • UNDERSTAND and APPLY moisture allowances.
  • RECOGNIZE the Scope of Chapter 3.
  • APPLY Gravimetric Test Procedures for Liquids.
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http://www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2018/05/5512-handbook-133-checking-net-contents-packaged-goods-basic
5/15/2018Evaluation et maîtrise des incertitudes de mesure, Paris, FranceÉvaluer l’incertitude d’un résultat de mesure ou d’essai dans son contexte professionnel, en mettant en oeuvre la méthode préconisée par le GUM. Comprendre et appliquer les textes nationaux et internationaux les plus récents traitant de l’estimation et de l’utilisation des incertitudes de mesure. Télécharger la fiche
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http://www.lne.fr/fr/formation/instrumentation/metrologie-generale/me13
5/15/2018Understanding ISO/IEC 17025:2017, Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaLearn about the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard and how to conform to the requirements of the standard to either become accredited or to maintain your accreditation. This training course examines both the quality system and technical requirements within the standard. It includes practical concepts such as document control, preventive and corrective actions, internal audits, traceability, measurement uncertainty, and method validation. The course contains extensive reference to the Canadian and international interpretation and implementation guidance documents which accredited laboratories use. This courses uses lectures, discussions, and exercises, including case studies.

After completing this course participants will be able to:
    🍁 Interpret the requirements of the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard as it applies to their laboratory
    🍁 Develop, implement and maintain an effective laboratory management system
    🍁 Understand and apply the documentation requirements
    🍁 Monitor and continually improve quality control processes
    🍁 Prepare for and maintain accreditation
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http://cala-training.myshopify.com/products/1010c-understanding-iso-iec-17025-2017-edmonton-may-8-to-9-2018
5/15/2018Successful Measurement of Dynamic Force, Pressure and Acceleration by Dr. Pat Walter, Buffalo, New YorkWho Should Attend: Test personnel and their managers; design and analysis staff who use test measurements for model, component, and full-scale system verification; calibration laboratory staff; data reduction personnel; and more generally anyone whose work depends on the output from force, pressure, and acceleration measuring systems to support either test and analysis or control applications.

About the Speaker: Patrick L. Walter, Ph.D., Professor, Texas Christian University (TCU), will serve as training facilitator. Dr. Walter was employed for 30 years at Sandia National Laboratories, with the majority of his tenure spent managing flight, field and laboratory test activities. More ⇒
http://www.pcb.com/training
5/16/2018Laboratory Quality Management, Auckland, New ZealandAccurate and timely test results are the basis on which many important decisions are made. The provision of reliable and timely information is critical in the modern testing laboratory environment. It is vital that well documented quality management systems and validated testing procedures are effectively implemented and the laboratory is operated by well-trained and competent staff. This three-day course is particularly suited for staff new to a laboratory environment. It gives participants guidance and training in the skills needed to develop and implement an effective laboratory quality management system. The course is based on NZS ISO/IEC 17025:2005, the standard used for accrediting laboratories in New Zealand.
Upon completion of the course you will have gained knowledge and an understanding of:
  • Quality management concepts and culture The elements of NZS ISO/IEC 17025:2005
  • The development & the role of international standards
  • Method selection and validation
  • Selection, training and supervision of staff
  • Equipment management and calibration
  • Analytical variation and the uncertainty of measurement
  • Test records and reports
  • The accreditation process including signatory approval
  • The development, documentation and implementation of quality systems
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http://www.nzqc.co.nz/courses/laboratory-quality-management
5/21/2018Internal Auditing To ISO/IEC 17025:2017, Baltimore, MarylandThis course prepares an internal auditor to clearly understand technical issues relating to an audit. You’ll learn how to more effectively collect audit evidence and report your findings. This course is designed to develop your understanding of auditing techniques against the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 requirements.
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 requirements.
  • Learn how to coordinate a quality management system audit against ISO/IEC 17025:2017.
  • Develop an understanding of the technical systems and issues of the accredited laboratory.
  • Know how to collect audit evidence and document observations, including techniques for effective questioning and listening.
  • Learn how to report the findings and conclusions.
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http://asq.org/training/internal-auditing-to-isoiec-17025-aclas
5/22/20183D Metrology Workshops for Global Casting and Foundry Industry, Dayton, OhioGOM has announced that is will be holding 3D metrology workshops for the casting and foundry industry in 2018. The workshops will take place at 42 different locations from January to April 2018. Industrial companies will share their experiences and present examples from their day-to-day practice showing how integrating optical measuring systems into the entire process chain helps them shorten development times, improve production workflows, and thus enhance the company’s profitability. The GOM network will transfers process and metrology knowledge to 29 countries providing insight into the use of optical 3D metrology in the casting and foundry industry. Measuring systems from GOM are used in sand, pressure die and investment casting processes to guarantee consistent quality assurance. More ⇒http://www.gom-workshop.com/us/
5/24/2018Fundamentals of Measurement Uncertainty, Baltimore, MarylandAttendees of the 2-day Fundamentals Measurement Uncertainty training course will learn a practical approach to measurement uncertainty applications, based on fundamental practices. Measurement uncertainty for both testing and calibration laboratories will be discussed. Attendees will gain an understanding of the steps required, accepted practices, and types of uncertainties that need to be considered by accredited laboratories.
Learning Objectives
  • Understand the need for measurement uncertainty
  • Examine international practices and practical statistics
  • Develop an understanding of uncertainties and budgets
  • Understand and calculate specific examples for measurement uncertainty
  • Visit the link below for registration information.
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http://www.anab.org/training/17025/fundamentals-of-measurement-uncertainty
6/1/2018Cycle de Formation Certifiant Piloter la fonction métrologie, Responsable Métrologie ou Futur Responsable Métrologie, Paris, FranceAssurer la fiabilité des résultats de mesures pour garantir la satisfaction des exigences métrologiques. Etre le référent des bonnes pratiques de mesures dans l’entreprise. Optimiser la gestion du parc d’équipements et assurer les relations avec les sous traitants.
Module 1, 1 jour : 1 juin, 2018
Le responsable métrologie : quelles responsabilités ? Quelles compétences ? Quel contexte ?

  • Périmètre et acteurs du système de management de la mesure
  • Le Responsable métrologie : responsabilités, positionnement, relations et compétences
  • Contexte et environnement de la métrologie
  • La métrologie dans l’entreprise
  • Présentation du travail d’intersessions 1-2
Télécharger la fiche
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http://www.lne.fr/fr/formation/formation-certifiante-metrologie/cc01
6/4/2018Volume Metrology Seminar, Gaithersburg, MarylandThis 5 day OWM volume metrology seminar is designed to enable metrologists to apply fundamental measurement concepts to volume calibrations. A large percentage of time is spent on hands-on measurements, applying procedures and equations discussed in the classroom. The seminar focuses on the comprehension and application of the procedures, the equations, calculations involved, and the operation of the laboratory equipment, review of publications, standards, specifications, and tolerances relevant to the measurements. Training covers volume calibration procedures published in NISTIR 7383 as well as supplemental procedures from NISTIR 6969. Specific volume transfer procedures include SOP 14, 16, 18, 19, and 21. SOP 14 is a gravimetric volume procedure and builds on the mass procedures SOP 2 and SOP 4 (thus the prerequisite for the Mass Metrology Seminar). This course is suitable for the calibration of volumetric standards for NIST HB 105-2, HB 105-3, HB 105-4, and concepts related to HB 105-7. The entire seminar incorporates statistical analysis, process measurement control methods, uncertainty analyses, traceability assessments, and generation of ISO/IEC 17025 compliant calibration certificates for all measurements made during the seminar and builds on the concepts covered in the Fundamentals of Metrology and Mass seminars.
Learning Objectives:
At the end of this seminar, using Standard Operating Procedures 2, 14, 17, 18, 19, 21, 29 and 30 and Good Measurement Practices 3, 11, and 13, participants will be able to:
  • Accurately CALIBRATE volumetric glassware, field standard test measures and provers, LPG provers;
  • EVALUATE compliance of volumetric standards to NIST Handbook 105-2 and other documentary standards;
  • IMPLEMENT measurement assurance practices to monitor the measurement standards and processes;
  • CALCULATE and REPORT correct measurement results and uncertainties; and
  • PREPARE calibration certificates for volumetric calibrations that are ISO/IEC 17025 compliant.
    More ⇒
http://www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2018/06/5523-volume-metrology-seminar
6/4/2018ISO/IEC 17025:2017 - What's New or Different?, OnlineLearn about the changes to ISO/IEC 17025:2017. This course provides a comprehensive review of the changes from the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 version of the standard to the new revision of ISO/IEC 17025:2017. You will get the details on what is new, what has been revised, and the impact to your quality system. Participants need access to a computer with a microphone. A webcam is recommended, but not required. This course looks at the differences between ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and ISO/IEC 17025:2017. It covers the structure of the new standard, provides details on the new requirements, and changed requirements, and looks at the steps to transition to compliance with the new standard. This is a one-day course that is split over two half-days.

After completing this course participants will be able to:
    🍁 Describe the structure of the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard
    🍁 Describe the changes in the approach to the revised standard
    🍁 Interpret the new or changed requirements as it applies to their laboratory
    🍁 Conduct a gap analysis to prepare for the transition to the revised standard
    🍁 Apply the requirements of the revised standard to the laboratory management system
    More ⇒
http://cala-training.myshopify.com/products/1011v-iso-iec-17025-2017-whats-new-or-different-virtual-june-4-to-5-2018
6/5/2018NIST Handbook 130 - Uniform Packaging and Labeling Regulations (3 day), Cleveland, OhioThe National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Office of Weights and Measures will hold a seminar for Weights and Measures Officials on the most recent version of NIST Handbook 130, Uniform Laws and Regulations, "Uniform Packaging and Labeling Regulations (UPLR)
Learning Objectives:
After this seminar, participants will be able to:
  • UNDERSTAND and INTERPRET requirements under the NIST Handbook 130, UPLR.
  • EXPLAIN, DEMONSTRATE, and APPLY the NIST Handbook 130, UPLR to everyday packaging of consumer and non-consumer commodities.
  • DETERMINE the appropriate method of sale for various products.
  • RECOGNIZE and EVALUATE various package labelings in the marketplace.
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http://www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2018/06/5510-nist-handbook-130-uniform-packaging-and-labeling-regulations-3-day
6/5/2018Les fondamentaux pour l'activité d'étalonnage en métrologie dimensionnelle, Paris, FranceS’approprier les notions générales de bases indispensables à la fonction de métrologue pour intégrer un service de métrologie dimensionnelle en étalonnage ou contrôle industriel et qui ne sont toujours pas enseignées dans les cursus scolaires actuels. Por techniciens supérieurs ou opérateurs et ingénieurs débutants dans les laboratoires de métrologie dimensionnelle ou les services de contrôle dimensionnel de l’industrie. Niveau scolaire équivalent au niveau Baccalauréat. Ce stage a pour objectif de faire acquérir les notions fondamentales de la métrologie dimensionnelle qui ne sont pas enseignées ni dans les cursus scolaires classiques actuels ni dans l’enseignement supérieur. Télécharger la fiche Plus ⇒http://www.lne.fr/fr/formation/instrumentation/metrologie-masse-poids-volume/me09
6/7/2018Pressure Measurement, Lindfield, AustraliaThis two-day course (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day) covers essential knowledge of the calibration and use of a wide range of pressure measuring instruments, their principles of operation and potential sources of error — it incorporates extensive hands-on practical exercises.

The course will provide you with the knowledge and skills:
  1. To understand the principles of operation of a variety of pressure measuring instruments
  2. To understand the processes involved in the use and calibration of pressure equipment
  3. To identify the various sources of error that affect pressure measurements
The topics covered include:
  1. Introduction to pressure measurement
  2. Traceability and international standards
  3. Vacuum pressure measurement
  4. Pressure transducers and calibrators
  5. Barometry, manometry and liquid columns
  6. Differential and gauge pressure measurement
  7. The piston gauge and its use
  8. High pressure
  9. Estimating measurement uncertainty
  10. The use of uncertainties given in NATA-endorsed reports
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http://shop.measurement.gov.au/collections/physical-metrology-training/products/pressure-measurement?variant=21666574275
6/12/2018Laboratory Internal Audit, Denham Grove, United KingdomAll laboratories need to carry out an internal audit of their business processes and performance of tests and calibrations to ensure delivery of a competent service to their clients. An accredited laboratory needs to check not only that laboratory personnel at all levels are implementing the prescribed processes but also that its systems and practices are compatible with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025. The course aims to help delegates gain a sound understanding of the internal audit process and its value to management. This interactive course allows delegates to gain confidence in performing an internal audit through role-play. Download the course program
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6/12/2018Uncertainty of Measurement, Denham Grove, United KingdomAny laboratory wishing to achieve accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025 is required to have, and to apply, policies and procedures for the estimation, use and reporting of uncertainties of measurement for any tests or calibrations covered by their scope of accreditation. Drawing on experience of training skills of estimating uncertainty of measurement to more than two thousand testing and calibration practitioners over the years, this course aims to provide delegates with an appreciation of the concept of uncertainty of measurement in both a testing and calibration environment, and uses a combination of lectures and interactive exercises and demonstrations to take delegates through the process of calculating uncertainties.
Download the course program
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6/18/2018ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Awareness, Denham Grove, United KingdomThis course aims to provide an awareness of ISO/IEC 17025:2017. In particular how the business processes of individual laboratories may be informed and enhanced in meeting its requirements. The course focuses from a personal perspective, reflecting primarily on the structure, resource, process, management and general requirements. The course will enable delegates to gain an awareness of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and its function as a framework for demonstrating competence and to gain an understanding of conformity - all of which is achieved through a combination of presentations, exercises and discussion. Download Course Flyer
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http://www.ukas.com/booking-course/?id=MTczNzky
6/18/2018Engineering Innovation, Springfield, OhioEngineering Innovation (EI) is an intensive four-week summer course created by Johns Hopkins University-Whiting School of Engineering (JHU) that offers students in grades 9-12 rigorous opportunities to think and problem solve like an engineer. Engineering Innovation involves research, labs, quizzes, writing assignments and a final exam. Students who complete the course and earn an A or B on lab and final exams will be awarded three Johns Hopkins University credits.

Engineering Innovation takes place annually during June and July on Clark State's Leffel Lane campus. The application for Engineering Innovation is available online beginning December 15, 2017. Once 24 students have been accepted, the application will close. Apply Now! Five-Week Program Download the Program Flyer
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http://ei.jhu.edu/sites/clark-state-community-college-springfield-oh/
6/19/2018ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Awareness, Denham Grove, United KingdomThis course aims to provide an awareness of ISO/IEC 17025:2017. In particular how the business processes of individual laboratories may be informed and enhanced in meeting its requirements. The course focuses from a personal perspective, reflecting primarily on the structure, resource, process, management and general requirements. The course will enable delegates to gain an awareness of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and its function as a framework for demonstrating competence and to gain an understanding of conformity - all of which is achieved through a combination of presentations, exercises and discussion. Download Course Flyer
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http://www.ukas.com/booking-course/?id=MTczNzky
6/19/2018Understanding NATA’s ISO/IEC 17025 Requirements, Canberra, AustraliaISO/IEC 17025" is an international laboratory standard which describes the requirements laboratories must meet if they wish to demonstrate that they:
     Operate a quality system
     Are technically competent; and
     Are able to generate technically valid results.
This session is delivered as a practical workshop interacting with the standard, discussing common challenges when implementing the requirements, and exploring possible solutions within the context of NATA’s accreditation requirements.
Course Content:
     Purposes of the standard
     The history of accreditation requirements for laboratories and testing facilities
     A laboratory’s process
     Structure of the standard
     Clauses of ISO/IEC 17025 (a facilitated discussion will occur with each clause)
Learning Objectives:
     An understanding of the standards development and purpose
     Ability to apply the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 to your own facility
     Identify the purpose and interaction of the management system and technical requirements
     Implement these requirements to ensure added service to customers and enhanced confidence
          in the facility’s results
    More ⇒
http://www.nata.com.au/nata/nata-training/2-Intro_courses/1-ngra
6/21/2018How to Avoid Rookie Mistakes in Acoustic Measurements, WebinarPlease join us for our webinar, "How to Avoid Rookie Mistakes in Acoustics Measurements" by Mike Thibeault on June 21, 2018 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm EST. Topics that will be covered include:
  • Common pitfalls and recommended best practices
  • Microphone types
  • Guidelines for choosing the right microphone
  • Microphone calibration
Additional topics include: choosing the right microphone averaging technique, how to understand reflective surfaces, minimize unwanted inputs, choose the correct frequency weighting, and understand near-field and far-field concepts.
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6/21/2018Cycle de Formation Certifiant Piloter la fonction métrologie, Responsable Métrologie ou Futur Responsable Métrologie, Paris, FranceAssurer la fiabilité des résultats de mesures pour garantir la satisfaction des exigences métrologiques. Etre le référent des bonnes pratiques de mesures dans l’entreprise. Optimiser la gestion du parc d’équipements et assurer les relations avec les sous traitants.
Module 2, 2 jours : 21 et 22 juin, 2018
De la conception à l’exploitation d’un processus de mesure

  • Nécessité de la démarche métrologique en entreprise : spécifications et tolérances
  • Analyse des exigences métrologiques
  • Détermination d’un objectif métrologique
  • Formation et maintien des compétences
  • Maîtrise des équipements de mesure
  • Maîtrise de l’information
  • Maîtrise des processus de mesure
  • Présentation du travail d’intersessions 2-3
Télécharger la fiche
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http://www.lne.fr/fr/formation/formation-certifiante-metrologie/cc01
6/27/2018Lead Auditor for ISO/IEC 17025, OnlineTake your auditing skills to the next level. Learn the skills required to confidently lead audits of laboratories accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2017. This course covers the skills and knowledge required to lead a successful audit. It builds on the material covered in the CALA Internal Auditor course and concentrates on the role of the Lead Auditor. Using a combination of lectures and hands-on practice, this course covers the requirements of leading an audit from the planning phase through to closing off the audit. This is a two-day course that is split over 3 part-days.

After completing this course participants will be able to:
    🍁 Plan for an internal audit
    🍁 Create an audit plan/schedule
    🍁 Handle audit assignments
    🍁 Manage the audit team throughout the audit
    🍁 Reach consensus on findings
    🍁 Create and present an audit report
    🍁 Deal with issues during the audit
    🍁 Close off an internal audit
    More ⇒
http://cala-training.myshopify.com/products/2100v-lead-auditor-for-iso-iec-17025-virtual-june-27-to-29-2018
6/27/2018RF & Microwave Measurement Fundamentals, Englewood, ColoradoThis class studies the principles of microwaves on transmission lines and power measurements, signal sources, mixers and modulation techniques; and the use of signal types in test applications. Understand amplitude and angle modulation, vector and scalar network measurements, and spectrum analyzer measurements through extensive hands-on interaction.

What you will Learn
    ⚡ How to interpret specification in datasheets
    ⚡ Understand practical microwave measurements
    ⚡ Understand the importance of proper impedance matching in high-frequency microwave circuits
    ⚡ How and why SWR, power and noise measurements are made
    ⚡ Understand noise and its effect on microwave circuits
    More ⇒
http://www.keysight.com/main/eventDetail.jspx?cc=US&lc=eng&ckey=238:epsg:cou-3&nid=-11143.0.00&id=238:epsg:cou-3
6/29/2018ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Update, Auckland, New ZealandThe ISO/IEC 17025 standard has been revised with publication date for the 2017 version to be late 2017. The structure of the standard has been substantially changed, with some requirements from the ISO/IEC 17025 version removed and new requirements introduced. The purpose of this course is to help participants understand the new requirements (background and intent), what is required to meet these requirements and what has not changed. This course is suitable for those individuals with a comprehensive knowledge of the current version of ISO/IEC 17025 and their current laboratory management system, as the focus of the course will be on the changes to the new standard and what amendments may be required to their own laboratory management systems in order to meet the changed requirements. More ⇒http://www.nzqc.co.nz/courses/iso-iec-17025-2017-update
7/3/2018Evaluation et maîtrise des incertitudes de mesure, Paris, FranceÉvaluer l’incertitude d’un résultat de mesure ou d’essai dans son contexte professionnel, en mettant en oeuvre la méthode préconisée par le GUM. Comprendre et appliquer les textes nationaux et internationaux les plus récents traitant de l’estimation et de l’utilisation des incertitudes de mesure. Télécharger la fiche
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http://www.lne.fr/fr/formation/instrumentation/metrologie-generale/me13
7/3/2018Laboratory Management: Role of the Quality Manager and Technical Management, Denham Grove, United KingdomAll laboratories need to have sound business processes to enable them to deliver technically sound calibrations and tests to their clients. When a laboratory is seeking to have its competence recognised through accreditation by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service, these processes must also enable the laboratory to meet the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025. This course is designed to help delegates gain an understanding of how the business processes of their laboratory can be combined effectively with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025, and the roles of the quality manager and technical management in this framework. Download Course Flyer
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http://www.ukas.com/booking-course/?id=MTI1NDA=
7/9/2018Cycle de Formation Certifiant Piloter la fonction métrologie, Responsable Métrologie ou Futur Responsable Métrologie, Paris, FranceAssurer la fiabilité des résultats de mesures pour garantir la satisfaction des exigences métrologiques. Etre le référent des bonnes pratiques de mesures dans l’entreprise. Optimiser la gestion du parc d’équipements et assurer les relations avec les sous traitants.
Module 3, 3 jours : 09, 10, et 11 juillet, 2018
Estimation des incertitudes de mesure

  • Rappel de statistiques
  • Les différentes approches (road map)
  • Présentation de la méthode analytique (GUM)
  • Méthodes alternatives
  • Travaux pratiques : détermination de la masse volumique d’une
    bille et estimation de l’incertitude associée
  • Utilisation de l’incertitude et retour sur la capabilité
  • Présentation du travail d’intersessions 3-4
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http://www.lne.fr/fr/formation/formation-certifiante-metrologie/cc01
7/17/2018Understanding NATA’s ISO/IEC 17025 Requirements, Perth, AustraliaISO/IEC 17025" is an international laboratory standard which describes the requirements laboratories must meet if they wish to demonstrate that they:
     Operate a quality system
     Are technically competent; and
     Are able to generate technically valid results.
This session is delivered as a practical workshop interacting with the standard, discussing common challenges when implementing the requirements, and exploring possible solutions within the context of NATA’s accreditation requirements.
Course Content:
     Purposes of the standard
     The history of accreditation requirements for laboratories and testing facilities
     A laboratory’s process
     Structure of the standard
     Clauses of ISO/IEC 17025 (a facilitated discussion will occur with each clause)
Learning Objectives:
     An understanding of the standards development and purpose
     Ability to apply the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 to your own facility
     Identify the purpose and interaction of the management system and technical requirements
     Implement these requirements to ensure added service to customers and enhanced confidence
          in the facility’s results
    More ⇒
http://www.nata.com.au/nata/nata-training/2-Intro_courses/1-ngra
7/23/2018Understanding NATA’s ISO/IEC 17025 Requirements, Sydney, AustraliaISO/IEC 17025" is an international laboratory standard which describes the requirements laboratories must meet if they wish to demonstrate that they:
     Operate a quality system
     Are technically competent; and
     Are able to generate technically valid results.
This session is delivered as a practical workshop interacting with the standard, discussing common challenges when implementing the requirements, and exploring possible solutions within the context of NATA’s accreditation requirements.
Course Content:
     Purposes of the standard
     The history of accreditation requirements for laboratories and testing facilities
     A laboratory’s process
     Structure of the standard
     Clauses of ISO/IEC 17025 (a facilitated discussion will occur with each clause)
Learning Objectives:
     An understanding of the standards development and purpose
     Ability to apply the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 to your own facility
     Identify the purpose and interaction of the management system and technical requirements
     Implement these requirements to ensure added service to customers and enhanced confidence
          in the facility’s results
    More ⇒
http://www.nata.com.au/nata/nata-training/2-Intro_courses/1-ngra
7/23/2018Calibration & Repair 2-Day Training, Colorado Springs, ColoradoThis 2-day training offers specialized training in calibration and repair for the individual who has some knowledge of basic Metrology. Approximately 75% of the workshop involves “Hands-on” calibration, repair and adjustments of micrometers, calipers, indicators height gages, etc. Course also covers NIST Traceability, Certificates of Conformance, Gage Management, Standards, etc. Each student is encouraged to participate in actual calibrations and repairs using IICT equipment.

Topics Covered in this Training:
  • Calibration Requirements Of, ISO/IEC 17025, ISO 13485, ANSI-NCSL Z540-1:1994, ISO 9001, ISO/TS16949, ISO 10012
  • Definition of Calibration & Traceability
  • Rule of 10 to 1 and 4 to 1
  • Certificate of Conformance vs. Certificate of Calibration
  • NIST Test Number and Test Date-Traceability
  • Overview of Calibration Terminology
  • Overview of National Standards, Primary Standards, Reference Standards and Working Standards
  • Calibration Labels and Stickers
  • Gage Block Usage and Handling
  • Determining Calibration Cycle Times
  • Hands-on calibration methods of: Micrometers, Calipers, Indicators, Sine Bars, Levels, Thread Gages, Plug Gages, Squares, Height Gages, Pin Gages, Other Gages as Customer Requests
  • Discussions on Optical Comparators, Surface Plates, Ring Gages, CMM's, etc
  • Hands-on repair techniques of Micrometers, Calipers and Dial Indicators
    More ⇒
http://precisionmn.com/training
8/9/2018Contract Review, WebinarThis 2 hour webinar will introduce the fundamentals of contract review that are necessary to meet customer expectations and successfully implement ISO/IEC 17025.
Learning Objectives:
At the end of this session, using your notes and ISO/IEC 17025 or NIST Handbook 143, you will be able to:
  • LIST 3 activities that make up an effective Contract Review process;
  • DEFINE the purpose of a request, tender, and contract as it applies in the metrology laboratory management system;
  • IDENTIFY 2 qualities for which requests, tenders, and contracts are reviewed;
  • EXAMINE potential areas where the contract review process can break down; and
  • EXPLAIN the benefits of a robust contract review process.
    Note: Course learning objectives may be amended based on the upcoming update of ISO/IEC 17025 (minor impact anticipated), which is estimated to occur in Fall 2017.
    Start Time: 2:00 PM EST More ⇒
http://www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2018/08/5426-contract-review
8/13/2018Advanced Mass Seminar, Gaithersburg, MarylandThe 9 day, hands-on mass calibration seminar focuses on the comprehension and application of the advanced mass dissemination procedures, the equations, and associated calculations. It includes the operation of the laboratory equipment, review of documentary references, reference standards, specifications, and tolerances relevant to the measurements. Training covers mass calibration documentation published in NISTIR 6969 , NISTIR 5672, NIST Technical Note 952, and NIST/SEMATECH e-Handbook of Statistical Methods, (11/16/2017). for the calibration of precision mass standards to OIML R111 and ASTM E617 weight classes. This seminar incorporates approximately 50 percent lectures with topic-related discussion and 50 percent laboratory work in which the participant performs measurements by selecting and applying correct procedures, equations, and calculations discussed in the classroom. The participant will evaluate measurement assurance and uncertainty data, complete data analysis using software, and produce a certificate of calibration compliant with ISO/IEC 17025 requirements.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of the Advanced Mass Seminar the participant will:
  • USE critical thinking skills to analyze: measurement requirements and measurement results for traceability, measurement assurance, uncertainty, compliance to related specifications, and reporting of calibration results • both before and during the seminar.
  • IMPLEMENT NISTIR 5672 and appropriate supporting documentation in the seminar exercises and later in your laboratory, and to PERFORM advance mass weighing designs, with supporting evidence of metrological traceability, measurement assurance and uncertainties.
  • CREATE a data set using advanced weighing designs and GENERATE an ISO/IEC 17025 compliant calibration certificate using the data output from the NIST Mass Code or alternative software.
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http://www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2018/08/5532-advanced-mass-seminar
8/15/2018Laboratory Quality Management, Christchurch, New ZealandAccurate and timely test results are the basis on which many important decisions are made. The provision of reliable and timely information is critical in the modern testing laboratory environment. It is vital that well documented quality management systems and validated testing procedures are effectively implemented and the laboratory is operated by well-trained and competent staff. This three-day course is particularly suited for staff new to a laboratory environment. It gives participants guidance and training in the skills needed to develop and implement an effective laboratory quality management system. The course is based on NZS ISO/IEC 17025:2005, the standard used for accrediting laboratories in New Zealand.
Upon completion of the course you will have gained knowledge and an understanding of:
     Quality management concepts and culture The elements of NZS ISO/IEC 17025:2005
     The development & the role of international standards
     Method selection and validation
     Selection, training and supervision of staff
     Equipment management and calibration
     Analytical variation and the uncertainty of measurement
     Test records and reports
     The accreditation process including signatory approval
     The development, documentation and implementation of quality systems
    More ⇒
http://www.nzqc.co.nz/courses/laboratory-quality-management
8/16/2018Basics of Acoustics Calibration, WebinarPlease join us for our online webinar "Basics of Acoustics Calibration" by Chad Walber on August 16th, 2018 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm EST. In this webinar we will discuss single point microphone sensitivity should be performed at the beginning and end of every experiment. Due to the design of condenser microphones, large changes in atmospheric pressure, temperature, and humidity will have an effect on the sensitivity of a microphone. The best practices in the use of precision acoustic calibrators is discussed, including proper calibration techniques, expected calibration accuracy, and methods of calibration improvement. More ⇒http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eetu1gg175636277&llr=spvauneab&showPage=true
8/20/2018Understanding NATA’s ISO/IEC 17025 Requirements, Townsville, AustraliaISO/IEC 17025" is an international laboratory standard which describes the requirements laboratories must meet if they wish to demonstrate that they:
     Operate a quality system
     Are technically competent; and
     Are able to generate technically valid results.
This session is delivered as a practical workshop interacting with the standard, discussing common challenges when implementing the requirements, and exploring possible solutions within the context of NATA’s accreditation requirements.
Course Content:
     Purposes of the standard
     The history of accreditation requirements for laboratories and testing facilities
     A laboratory’s process
     Structure of the standard
     Clauses of ISO/IEC 17025 (a facilitated discussion will occur with each clause)
Learning Objectives:
     An understanding of the standards development and purpose
     Ability to apply the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 to your own facility
     Identify the purpose and interaction of the management system and technical requirements
     Implement these requirements to ensure added service to customers and enhanced confidence
          in the facility’s results
    More ⇒
http://www.nata.com.au/nata/nata-training/2-Intro_courses/1-ngra
8/20/2018ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Lead Assessor Training, Washington, District of ColumbiaDevelop your expertise and value as an ISO/IEC 17025:2017 specialist. Review, write, and understand ISO/IEC 17025:2017 nonconformances. Hone your skills; understand the rigors of ISO/IEC 17025:2017. This course is invaluable for new assessors and as a refresher for long-time assessors of ISO/IEC 17025:2017. Consultants who help transition clients from other ISO standards and from the 2005 version to the requirements of the latest ISO/IEC 17025:2017 will also benefit from this course.

The 4.5-day ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor Training course is designed to further develop your understanding of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and help you understand how to plan and lead an ISO/IEC 17025 assessment. Attendees will gain an understanding of uncertainty, traceability, and PT/ILC and how they are assessed. This course will prepare you to meet technical demands of the assessment while providing practical exercises to aid comprehension.Attending an ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor Training course is just one of the necessary steps in becoming a contract assessor for an accreditation body.
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand all the elements of ISO/IEC 17025:2017.
  • Cover the full range of assessment techniques, good practices, and assessor responsibilities.
  • Benefit from practical assessment exercises.
  • Gain an understanding and assessing uncertainty, traceability, and PT/ILC.
  • Get practical experience of planning, running, and reporting on assessments.
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http://asq.org/training/isoiec-17025-lead-assessor-training-la17
8/30/2018Document Control and Record Keeping, WebinarThis 2 hour webinar will introduce the fundamentals of Laboratory Management System Document Control and Record Keeping that are necessary to successfully implement ISO/IEC 17025.
Learning Objectives:
At the end of this session, using your notes and ISO/IEC 17025 or NIST HB 143, you will be able to:
  • LIST 3 properties of management system documents that must be controlled;
  • IDENTIFY at least 5 types of laboratory documents that must be controlled;
  • DEFINE the purpose of a Master List;
  • IDENTIFY the 5 phases of the document control process;
  • RECOGNIZE methods that are used to document revisions;
  • EXPLAIN the relationship between documents and records; and
  • IDENTIFY the types of typical laboratory records that must be maintained.
    Note: Course learning objectives may be amended based on the upcoming update of ISO/IEC 17025 (minor impact anticipated), which is estimated to occur in Fall 2017.
    Start Time: 2:00 PM EST More ⇒
http://www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2018/08/5427-document-control-and-record-keeping
9/3/2018Metrology for Additive Manufacturing, University of Nottingham, United KingdomThe course provides lectures on a range of cutting-edge metrology topics for additive manufacturing, both post- and in-process. Learning material includes introductory and advanced metrology lectures, and hands-on training in the use of measuring instruments. The lectures are designed to explain the challenges when measuring additively manufactured parts and to convey best measurement practice. The lectures will cover the following topics: 
Basic metrology
  • Why measure?
  • History
  • Traceability
  • Error and calibration
  • SI units
  • Uncertainty analysis
  • Lab good practice
 Surface metrology
  • Measurement technologies
  • Measurement methodology
  • AM surfaces
In-situ metrology 
  • Measurement during AM processes 
  • Form metrology
    • Contact measurement
    • Optical measurement
    • X-ray CT measurement

    Practical application
    • Surface and form lab sessions
    • Applied case study
    Cutting-edge research symposium
    • All aspects of AM metrology
    Download: Metrology for Additive Manufacturing Flyer
    More ⇒
    http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/groups/advanced-manufacturing-technology-research-group/research-teams/manufacturing-metrology-team/newsandeventsdetail/metrology-for-additive-manufacturing-2018.aspx
    9/4/2018Cycle de Formation Certifiant Piloter la fonction métrologie, Responsable Métrologie ou Futur Responsable Métrologie, Paris, FranceAssurer la fiabilité des résultats de mesures pour garantir la satisfaction des exigences métrologiques. Etre le référent des bonnes pratiques de mesures dans l’entreprise. Optimiser la gestion du parc d’équipements et assurer les relations avec les sous traitants.
    Module 4, 1 jour : 04 septembre, 2018
    Gestion d’un parc d’équipements de mesure

    • Pourquoi gérer le parc d’équipements de mesure ?
    • Rappel sur les équipements concernés
    • Externalisation ou raccordement interne ?
    • Rappel sur le choix de la prestation et du prestataire
    • Evaluation des sous-traitants
    • Intervalles de raccordement
    • Outils de gestion
    • Présentation du travail d’intersessions 4-5
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    http://www.lne.fr/fr/formation/formation-certifiante-metrologie/cc01
    9/10/2018Northeastern Measurement Assurance Program (NEMAP), Montpelier, VermontNIST Handbook 143, Section 5.2, Table 2 notes that annual attendance at the RMAP training session is required for ongoing laboratory Recognition. Handbook 143, Program Handbook details the criteria used for OWM Laboratory Recognition. In addition, participation in ongoing RMAP proficiency tests (PTs) requires completion of training requirements to the designated level and attendance at the annual RMAP training sessions.
    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. See Lab Metrology Training web page.
    Materials & Supplies:
    Reference USB drives (or CDs) and notebooks to be provided. If participants need CD instead of USB memory, contact Yvonne Branden to make the request. A copy of ISO/IEC 17025 (latest version) and other session publications will be provided. More ⇒
    http://www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2018/09/5527-northeastern-measurement-assurance-program-nemap
    9/11/2018Calibration & Repair 2-Day Training, Indianapolis, IndianaThis 2-day training offers specialized training in calibration and repair for the individual who has some knowledge of basic Metrology. Approximately 75% of the workshop involves “Hands-on” calibration, repair and adjustments of micrometers, calipers, indicators height gages, etc. Course also covers NIST Traceability, Certificates of Conformance, Gage Management, Standards, etc. Each student is encouraged to participate in actual calibrations and repairs using IICT equipment.

    Topics Covered in this Training:
    • Calibration Requirements Of, ISO/IEC 17025, ISO 13485, ANSI-NCSL Z540-1:1994, ISO 9001, ISO/TS16949, ISO 10012
    • Definition of Calibration & Traceability
    • Rule of 10 to 1 and 4 to 1
    • Certificate of Conformance vs. Certificate of Calibration
    • NIST Test Number and Test Date-Traceability
    • Overview of Calibration Terminology
    • Overview of National Standards, Primary Standards, Reference Standards and Working Standards
    • Calibration Labels and Stickers
    • Gage Block Usage and Handling
    • Determining Calibration Cycle Times
    • Hands-on calibration methods of: Micrometers, Calipers, Indicators, Sine Bars, Levels, Thread Gages, Plug Gages, Squares, Height Gages, Pin Gages, Other Gages as Customer Requests
    • Discussions on Optical Comparators, Surface Plates, Ring Gages, CMM's, etc
    • Hands-on repair techniques of Micrometers, Calipers and Dial Indicators
      More ⇒
    http://precisionmn.com/training
    9/13/2018Calibration & Repair 2-Day Training, Chicago, IllinoisThis 2-day training offers specialized training in calibration and repair for the individual who has some knowledge of basic Metrology. Approximately 75% of the workshop involves “Hands-on” calibration, repair and adjustments of micrometers, calipers, indicators height gages, etc. Course also covers NIST Traceability, Certificates of Conformance, Gage Management, Standards, etc. Each student is encouraged to participate in actual calibrations and repairs using IICT equipment.

    Topics Covered in this Training:
    • Calibration Requirements Of, ISO/IEC 17025, ISO 13485, ANSI-NCSL Z540-1:1994, ISO 9001, ISO/TS16949, ISO 10012
    • Definition of Calibration & Traceability
    • Rule of 10 to 1 and 4 to 1
    • Certificate of Conformance vs. Certificate of Calibration
    • NIST Test Number and Test Date-Traceability
    • Overview of Calibration Terminology
    • Overview of National Standards, Primary Standards, Reference Standards and Working Standards
    • Calibration Labels and Stickers
    • Gage Block Usage and Handling
    • Determining Calibration Cycle Times
    • Hands-on calibration methods of: Micrometers, Calipers, Indicators, Sine Bars, Levels, Thread Gages, Plug Gages, Squares, Height Gages, Pin Gages, Other Gages as Customer Requests
    • Discussions on Optical Comparators, Surface Plates, Ring Gages, CMM's, etc
    • Hands-on repair techniques of Micrometers, Calipers and Dial Indicators
      More ⇒
    http://precisionmn.com/training
    9/14/2018Simplicity for Metrology 4.0 #IMTS39, Chicago, IllinoisIt’s possible to define Metrology 4.0 as the next metrology revolution that will follow Industry 4.0. Part of this revolution involves shop-floor measurements happening right on the manufacturing floor, up to a complete integration of quality control methods into the manufacturing process. Automation seems to be the perfect solution to face the challenges that come along Metrology 4.0. However, most people often underestimate the complexity of integrating and automating metrology tools. For many companies, the dream of having a fully automated facility can quickly seem either unreachable or too expensive for the benefits that it can provide. Therefore, keeping the pace with Industry 4.0 could mean a real puzzle for the companies that count on innovation, automation and sophisticated processes to maintain their leading position in their respective industries! What if simplicity was the key to such a complex problem? This article focuses on solutions where simplicity becomes the competitive differentiator between products. This paper describes the various challenges of Metrology 4.0 and how, using simple yet powerful solutions, end-users can take on the next industrial revolution. Handout(s): Simplicity for Metrology 4.0 More ⇒http://www.imts.com/exhdir/sessions/session-details.cfm?scheduleid=39
    9/17/2018Southwest Assurance Program (SWAP), Oklahoma City, OklahomaNIST Handbook 143, Section 5.2, Table 2 notes that annual attendance at the RMAP training session is required for ongoing laboratory Recognition. Handbook 143, Program Handbook details the criteria used for OWM Laboratory Recognition. In addition, participation in ongoing RMAP proficiency tests (PTs) requires completion of training requirements to the designated level and attendance at the annual RMAP training sessions.
    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. See Lab Metrology Training web page.
    Materials & Supplies:
    Reference USB drives (or CDs) and notebooks to be provided. If participants need CD instead of USB memory, contact Yvonne Branden to make the request. A copy of ISO/IEC 17025 (latest version) and other session publications will be provided. More ⇒
    http://www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2018/09/5528-southwest-assurance-program-swap
    9/17/2018Internal Auditing To ISO/IEC 17025:2017, Minneapolis, MinnesotaThis course prepares an internal auditor to clearly understand technical issues relating to an audit. You’ll learn how to more effectively collect audit evidence and report your findings. This course is designed to develop your understanding of auditing techniques against the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 requirements.
    Learning Objectives:
    • Understand the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 requirements.
    • Learn how to coordinate a quality management system audit against ISO/IEC 17025:2017.
    • Develop an understanding of the technical systems and issues of the accredited laboratory.
    • Know how to collect audit evidence and document observations, including techniques for effective questioning and listening.
    • Learn how to report the findings and conclusions.
      More ⇒
    http://asq.org/training/internal-auditing-to-isoiec-17025-aclas
    9/20/2018Fundamentals of Measurement Uncertainty, Minneapolis, MinnesotaAttendees of the 2-day Fundamentals Measurement Uncertainty training course will learn a practical approach to measurement uncertainty applications, based on fundamental practices. Measurement uncertainty for both testing and calibration laboratories will be discussed. Attendees will gain an understanding of the steps required, accepted practices, and types of uncertainties that need to be considered by accredited laboratories.
    Learning Objectives
    • Understand the need for measurement uncertainty
    • Examine international practices and practical statistics
    • Develop an understanding of uncertainties and budgets
    • Understand and calculate specific examples for measurement uncertainty
    • Visit the link below for registration information.
      More ⇒
    http://www.anab.org/training/17025/fundamentals-of-measurement-uncertainty
    9/21/2018ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Update, Auckland, New ZealandThe ISO/IEC 17025 standard has been revised with publication date for the 2017 version to be late 2017. The structure of the standard has been substantially changed, with some requirements from the ISO/IEC 17025 version removed and new requirements introduced. The purpose of this course is to help participants understand the new requirements (background and intent), what is required to meet these requirements and what has not changed. This course is suitable for those individuals with a comprehensive knowledge of the current version of ISO/IEC 17025 and their current laboratory management system, as the focus of the course will be on the changes to the new standard and what amendments may be required to their own laboratory management systems in order to meet the changed requirements. More ⇒http://www.nzqc.co.nz/courses/iso-iec-17025-2017-update
    10/2/2018Evaluation et maîtrise des incertitudes de mesure, Paris, FranceÉvaluer l’incertitude d’un résultat de mesure ou d’essai dans son contexte professionnel, en mettant en oeuvre la méthode préconisée par le GUM. Comprendre et appliquer les textes nationaux et internationaux les plus récents traitant de l’estimation et de l’utilisation des incertitudes de mesure. Télécharger la fiche
    Plus ⇒
    http://www.lne.fr/fr/formation/instrumentation/metrologie-generale/me13
    10/9/2018Laboratory Internal Audit, Denham Grove, United KingdomAll laboratories need to carry out an internal audit of their business processes and performance of tests and calibrations to ensure delivery of a competent service to their clients. An accredited laboratory needs to check not only that laboratory personnel at all levels are implementing the prescribed processes but also that its systems and practices are compatible with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025. The course aims to help delegates gain a sound understanding of the internal audit process and its value to management. This interactive course allows delegates to gain confidence in performing an internal audit through role-play. Download the course program
    More ⇒
    http://www.ukas.com/booking-course/?id=MjY5OA==
    10/10/2018Introduction To ISO/IEC 17025, San Antonio, TexasThis course helps you understand and apply the requirements of the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard. You’ll examine the origins of the standard, and learn practical concepts like document control, internal auditing, proficiency testing, traceability, measurement uncertainty, and method witnessing.

    This course will provide students with a general overview of ISO/IEC 17025:2005. Most of the elements of the standard will be reviewed, as well as the standard’s applicability, origin, purpose, and marketplace. Important concepts such as document control, internal auditing, proficiency testing, traceability, measurement uncertainty, and method witnessing will be reviewed. There will also be a discussion on the international oversight of the standard and recognition.
    Learning Objectives:
    • Gain an understanding of what the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard requires
    • Learn how a quality manual is designed and audited
    • Examine the origin of the standard, the benefits of accreditation, and the role of accreditation bodies
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    http://asq.org/training/introduction-to-isoiec-17025-intro17
    10/11/2018Cycle de Formation Certifiant Piloter la fonction métrologie, Responsable Métrologie ou Futur Responsable Métrologie, Paris, FranceAssurer la fiabilité des résultats de mesures pour garantir la satisfaction des exigences métrologiques. Etre le référent des bonnes pratiques de mesures dans l’entreprise. Optimiser la gestion du parc d’équipements et assurer les relations avec les sous traitants.
    Module 5, 1 jour : 11 octobre, 2018
    Qualités organisationnelles et relationnelles

    • Atouts pour assurer une bonne coordination avec les autres
      services de l’entreprise
    • Qualités comportementales
    • Compétences transverses
    Télécharger la fiche
    Plus ⇒
    http://www.lne.fr/fr/formation/formation-certifiante-metrologie/cc01
    10/12/2018Cycle de Formation Certifiant Piloter la fonction métrologie, Responsable Métrologie ou Futur Responsable Métrologie, Paris, FranceAssurer la fiabilité des résultats de mesures pour garantir la satisfaction des exigences métrologiques. Etre le référent des bonnes pratiques de mesures dans l’entreprise. Optimiser la gestion du parc d’équipements et assurer les relations avec les sous traitants.
    Module 6, 1 jour : 12 octobre, 2018
    Acquérir l’autonomie dans l’analyse et l’amélioration du système de management de la mesure

    • Pilotage du système de management de la mesure
    • Amélioration du système de management de la mesure
      -Travaux dirigés de synthèse
    Télécharger la fiche
    Plus ⇒
    http://www.lne.fr/fr/formation/formation-certifiante-metrologie/cc01
    10/16/2018Laboratory Management: Role of the Quality Manager and Technical Management, Denham Grove, United KingdomAll laboratories need to have sound business processes to enable them to deliver technically sound calibrations and tests to their clients. When a laboratory is seeking to have its competence recognised through accreditation by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service, these processes must also enable the laboratory to meet the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025. This course is designed to help delegates gain an understanding of how the business processes of their laboratory can be combined effectively with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025, and the roles of the quality manager and technical management in this framework. Download Course Flyer
    More ⇒
    http://www.ukas.com/booking-course/?id=MTI1NDA=
    10/17/2018Time And Frequency Measurement, Lindfield, AustraliaThis two-day course (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM) covers the broad range of equipment and techniques used to measure time and frequency and to calibrate time and frequency instruments.

    The course will provide you with the knowledge and skills:
    1. To understand the principles of time and frequency measurement
    2. To understand the processes involved in the use and transfer of time and frequency standards
    3. To identify various sources of error that affect time and frequency measurements
    The topics covered include:
    1. Clocks, oscillators and frequency standards
    2. Time scales and international timekeeping
    3. Evaluating the performance of time and frequency standards
    4. Selection of clocks and oscillators to suit applications
    5. Primary standards and traceability
    6. The Global Positioning System (GPS)
    7. Time and frequency transfer, including TV-sync, GPS and two-way satellite transfer
    8. Computer time and Network Time Protocol
    9. Frequency and time interval measuring instruments
    10. Measurement and analysis techniques for time and frequency calibrations
    11. Estimating measurement uncertainty
      More ⇒
    http://shop.measurement.gov.au/collections/physical-metrology-training/products/time-and-frequency-measurement?variant=41593980547
    10/18/2018Internal Auditing Best Practices, WebinarThis 2 hour webinar will consider internal auditing techniques and best practices that are used by a metrology laboratory to comply with ISO/IEC 17025 criteria. There are no prerequisites for this webinar.
    Learning Objectives:
    During this webinar, using your notes and ISO/IEC 17025 or NIST Handbook 143, you will:
  • IDENTIFY internal auditing criteria (Section 4.14) in ISO/IEC 17025:2005 & NIST Handbook 143:2007;
  • IDENTIFY the steps of an audit cycle;
  • DESCRIBE the difference between a “desk audit,” “functional audit,” “technical audit,” and “management system audit”;
  • IDENTIFY template checklists and other tools that can be used to successfully document the audit process; and
  • APPLY best practices to conduct an effective internal management system audit within your laboratory.
    Note: Course learning objectives may be amended based on the upcoming update of ISO/IEC 17025 (minor impact anticipated), which is estimated to occur in Spring 2018.
    More ⇒
  • http://www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2018/10/5428-internal-auditing-best-practices
    10/18/2018Sound Power Basics, WebinarPlease join us for our online webinar "Sound Power Basics" by Mark Valentino on October 18th, 2018 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm EST. Topics that will be covered include:
    • Acoustics basics and terminology
    • Particle Motion vs. Waveform Propagation
    • Sound Fields
    • Octave Band Analysis
    • ISO Standards for Sound Power
    • Sound Intensity Measurements
      More ⇒
    http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eerreycg8f37a999&llr=spvauneab&showPage=true
    10/24/2018Laboratory Quality Management, Auckland, New ZealandAccurate and timely test results are the basis on which many important decisions are made. The provision of reliable and timely information is critical in the modern testing laboratory environment. It is vital that well documented quality management systems and validated testing procedures are effectively implemented and the laboratory is operated by well-trained and competent staff. This three-day course is particularly suited for staff new to a laboratory environment. It gives participants guidance and training in the skills needed to develop and implement an effective laboratory quality management system. The course is based on NZS ISO/IEC 17025:2005, the standard used for accrediting laboratories in New Zealand.
    Upon completion of the course you will have gained knowledge and an understanding of:
       Quality management concepts and culture The elements of NZS ISO/IEC 17025:2005
       The development & the role of international standards
       Method selection and validation
       Selection, training and supervision of staff
       Equipment management and calibration
       Analytical variation and the uncertainty of measurement
       Test records and reports
       The accreditation process including signatory approval
       The development, documentation and implementation of quality systems
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    http://www.nzqc.co.nz/courses/laboratory-quality-management
    10/29/2018Digitalising Manufacturing Conference 2018, Coventry, United KingdomWe are currently planning next year's conference for October 29th and 30th, 2018, at The Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre, Manufacturing Technology Centre, Ansty Park, Coventry. If you would like us to keep you informed about our Digitalising Manufacturing Conference - and to get first option on tickets when they go on sale, please email us at: digital@the-mtc.org Follow Digitalising Manufacturing conference updates and news on Twitter and LinkedIn via #mtcdigital2017.http://www.the-mtc.org/conference/digitalising-manufacturing-2017
    10/30/2018Understanding NATA’s ISO/IEC 17025 Requirements, Perth, AustraliaISO/IEC 17025" is an international laboratory standard which describes the requirements laboratories must meet if they wish to demonstrate that they:
       Operate a quality system
       Are technically competent; and
       Are able to generate technically valid results.
    This session is delivered as a practical workshop interacting with the standard, discussing common challenges when implementing the requirements, and exploring possible solutions within the context of NATA’s accreditation requirements.
    Course Content:
       Purposes of the standard
       The history of accreditation requirements for laboratories and testing facilities
       A laboratory’s process
       Structure of the standard
       Clauses of ISO/IEC 17025 (a facilitated discussion will occur with each clause)
    Learning Objectives:
       An understanding of the standards development and purpose
       Ability to apply the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 to your own facility
       Identify the purpose and interaction of the management system and technical requirements
       Implement these requirements to ensure added service to customers and enhanced confidence
            in the facility’s results
      More ⇒
    http://www.nata.com.au/nata/nata-training/2-Intro_courses/1-ngra
    11/5/2018ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Lead Assessor Training, San Diego, CaliforniaDevelop your expertise and value as an ISO/IEC 17025:2017 specialist. Review, write, and understand ISO/IEC 17025:2017 nonconformances. Hone your skills; understand the rigors of ISO/IEC 17025:2017. This course is invaluable for new assessors and as a refresher for long-time assessors of ISO/IEC 17025:2017. Consultants who help transition clients from other ISO standards and from the 2005 version to the requirements of the latest ISO/IEC 17025:2017 will also benefit from this course.

    The 4.5-day ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor Training course is designed to further develop your understanding of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and help you understand how to plan and lead an ISO/IEC 17025 assessment. Attendees will gain an understanding of uncertainty, traceability, and PT/ILC and how they are assessed. This course will prepare you to meet technical demands of the assessment while providing practical exercises to aid comprehension.Attending an ISO/IEC 17025 Lead Assessor Training course is just one of the necessary steps in becoming a contract assessor for an accreditation body.
    Learning Objectives:
    • Understand all the elements of ISO/IEC 17025:2017.
    • Cover the full range of assessment techniques, good practices, and assessor responsibilities.
    • Benefit from practical assessment exercises.
    • Gain an understanding and assessing uncertainty, traceability, and PT/ILC.
    • Get practical experience of planning, running, and reporting on assessments.
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    http://asq.org/training/isoiec-17025-lead-assessor-training-la17
    11/6/2018Uncertainty of Measurement, Denham Grove, United KingdomAny laboratory wishing to achieve accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025 is required to have, and to apply, policies and procedures for the estimation, use and reporting of uncertainties of measurement for any tests or calibrations covered by their scope of accreditation. Drawing on experience of training skills of estimating uncertainty of measurement to more than two thousand testing and calibration practitioners over the years, this course aims to provide delegates with an appreciation of the concept of uncertainty of measurement in both a testing and calibration environment, and uses a combination of lectures and interactive exercises and demonstrations to take delegates through the process of calculating uncertainties.
    Download the course program
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    http://www.ukas.com/booking-course/?id=OTI2Mg==
    11/12/2018Cycle de Formation Certifiant Piloter la fonction métrologie, Responsable Métrologie ou Futur Responsable Métrologie, Paris, FranceAssurer la fiabilité des résultats de mesures pour garantir la satisfaction des exigences métrologiques. Etre le référent des bonnes pratiques de mesures dans l’entreprise. Optimiser la gestion du parc d’équipements et assurer les relations avec les sous traitants.
    Module 7, 1/2 journée : 12 novembre, 2018
    Restitution des projets personnels - Remise des certificats

    • QCM de synthèse
    • Restitution du travail de réflexion personnelle devant un jury
    • Évaluation de la formation et conclusions
    • Remise des certificats
    Télécharger la fiche
    Plus ⇒
    http://www.lne.fr/fr/formation/formation-certifiante-metrologie/cc01
    11/20/2018Evaluation et maîtrise des incertitudes de mesure, Paris, FranceÉvaluer l’incertitude d’un résultat de mesure ou d’essai dans son contexte professionnel, en mettant en oeuvre la méthode préconisée par le GUM. Comprendre et appliquer les textes nationaux et internationaux les plus récents traitant de l’estimation et de l’utilisation des incertitudes de mesure. Télécharger la fiche
    Plus ⇒
    http://www.lne.fr/fr/formation/instrumentation/metrologie-generale/me13
    11/20/2018Understanding NATA’s ISO/IEC 17025 Requirements, Sydney, AustraliaISO/IEC 17025" is an international laboratory standard which describes the requirements laboratories must meet if they wish to demonstrate that they:
       Operate a quality system
       Are technically competent; and
       Are able to generate technically valid results.
    This session is delivered as a practical workshop interacting with the standard, discussing common challenges when implementing the requirements, and exploring possible solutions within the context of NATA’s accreditation requirements.
    Course Content:
       Purposes of the standard
       The history of accreditation requirements for laboratories and testing facilities
       A laboratory’s process
       Structure of the standard
       Clauses of ISO/IEC 17025 (a facilitated discussion will occur with each clause)
    Learning Objectives:
       An understanding of the standards development and purpose
       Ability to apply the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 to your own facility
       Identify the purpose and interaction of the management system and technical requirements
       Implement these requirements to ensure added service to customers and enhanced confidence
            in the facility’s results
      More ⇒
    http://www.nata.com.au/nata/nata-training/2-Intro_courses/1-ngra
    12/4/2018ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Awareness, Denham Grove, United KingdomThis course aims to provide an awareness of ISO/IEC 17025:2017. In particular how the business processes of individual laboratories may be informed and enhanced in meeting its requirements. The course focuses from a personal perspective, reflecting primarily on the structure, resource, process, management and general requirements. The course will enable delegates to gain an awareness of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and its function as a framework for demonstrating competence and to gain an understanding of conformity - all of which is achieved through a combination of presentations, exercises and discussion. Download Course Flyer
    More ⇒
    http://www.ukas.com/booking-course/?id=MTczNzky
    12/11/2018Evaluation et maîtrise des incertitudes de mesure, Paris, FranceÉvaluer l’incertitude d’un résultat de mesure ou d’essai dans son contexte professionnel, en mettant en oeuvre la méthode préconisée par le GUM. Comprendre et appliquer les textes nationaux et internationaux les plus récents traitant de l’estimation et de l’utilisation des incertitudes de mesure. Télécharger la fiche
    Plus ⇒
    http://www.lne.fr/fr/formation/instrumentation/metrologie-generale/me13
    1/15/2019Laboratory Management: Role of the Quality Manager and Technical Management, Denham Grove, United KingdomAll laboratories need to have sound business processes to enable them to deliver technically sound calibrations and tests to their clients. When a laboratory is seeking to have its competence recognised through accreditation by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service, these processes must also enable the laboratory to meet the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025. This course is designed to help delegates gain an understanding of how the business processes of their laboratory can be combined effectively with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025, and the roles of the quality manager and technical management in this framework. Download Course Flyer
    More ⇒
    http://www.ukas.com/booking-course/?id=MTI1NDA=
    1/22/2019Laboratory Internal Audit, Denham Grove, United KingdomAll laboratories need to carry out an internal audit of their business processes and performance of tests and calibrations to ensure delivery of a competent service to their clients. An accredited laboratory needs to check not only that laboratory personnel at all levels are implementing the prescribed processes but also that its systems and practices are compatible with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025. The course aims to help delegates gain a sound understanding of the internal audit process and its value to management. This interactive course allows delegates to gain confidence in performing an internal audit through role-play. Download the course program
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    http://www.ukas.com/booking-course/?id=MjY5OA==
    2/12/2019Uncertainty of Measurement, Denham Grove, United KingdomAny laboratory wishing to achieve accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025 is required to have, and to apply, policies and procedures for the estimation, use and reporting of uncertainties of measurement for any tests or calibrations covered by their scope of accreditation. Drawing on experience of training skills of estimating uncertainty of measurement to more than two thousand testing and calibration practitioners over the years, this course aims to provide delegates with an appreciation of the concept of uncertainty of measurement in both a testing and calibration environment, and uses a combination of lectures and interactive exercises and demonstrations to take delegates through the process of calculating uncertainties.
    Download the course program
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    http://www.ukas.com/booking-course/?id=OTI2Mg==
    2/25/2019NCSL International Technical Exchange, Orlando, FloridaThree Days of Measurement Training Conducted by Experts in the Field of Metrology! February 25-27, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. The NCSL International Technical Exchange will build and enhance specific hands-on skills in the calibration of measurement and test equipment. This three-day training will also teach best practices along with introducing new and innovative calibration hardware, software and calibration services. Each training session is taught by measurement science experts from throughout the industry. 10% discount when registering 3 or more attendees from your company. Must call the NCSLI Business office at 303-440-3339 to register and receive discount. http://www.ncsli.org/te
    2/26/2019Electrical Measurement, Lindfield, AustraliaThis two-day course (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM) covers essential knowledge of the theory and practice of electrical measurement using digital multimeters and calibrators; special attention is given to important practical issues such as grounding, interference and thermal effects.

    The course will provide you with the knowledge and skills:
    1. To understand the principles of operation of digital multimeters and calibrators
    2. To understand the principles and techniques used in the measurement of electrical quantities
    3. To understand the processes involved in the use and calibration of electrical equipment
    4. To identify various sources of error that affect electrical measurements
    The topics covered include:
    1. Overview of primary standards
    2. Measurement of resistance
    3. Principles of operation of digital multimeters and calibrators
    4. Measurement of direct voltage and current
    5. Principles of calibration
    6. Measurement of alternating voltage and current
    7. Measurement of high voltage
    8. Reporting calibration data and uncertainties
    9. Estimating measurement uncertainty
      More ⇒
    http://shop.measurement.gov.au/collections/physical-metrology-training/products/electrical-measurement?variant=20034258947
    3/12/2019ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Awareness, Denham Grove, United KingdomThis course aims to provide an awareness of ISO/IEC 17025:2017. In particular how the business processes of individual laboratories may be informed and enhanced in meeting its requirements. The course focuses from a personal perspective, reflecting primarily on the structure, resource, process, management and general requirements. The course will enable delegates to gain an awareness of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and its function as a framework for demonstrating competence and to gain an understanding of conformity - all of which is achieved through a combination of presentations, exercises and discussion. Download Course Flyer
    More ⇒
    http://www.ukas.com/booking-course/?id=MTczNzky
    3/19/2019Laboratory Internal Audit, Denham Grove, United KingdomAll laboratories need to carry out an internal audit of their business processes and performance of tests and calibrations to ensure delivery of a competent service to their clients. An accredited laboratory needs to check not only that laboratory personnel at all levels are implementing the prescribed processes but also that its systems and practices are compatible with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025. The course aims to help delegates gain a sound understanding of the internal audit process and its value to management. This interactive course allows delegates to gain confidence in performing an internal audit through role-play. Download the course program
    More ⇒
    http://www.ukas.com/booking-course/?id=MjY5OA==
    4/30/2019SA User Seminar in Williamsburg, VirginiaSave the Date! The 2019 SA User Conference will be held in Williamsburg, Virginia on April 30 - May 2, 2019 at the Kingsmill Resort & Conference Center. This conference only comes around every TWO years, so don't miss the next one! More ⇒http://www.kinematics.com/about/events.php
    Internet Based Courses Offered Free of Charge
    Measurement Explained
    Provided as free e-courses by National Physical Laboratory (NPL), United Kingdom

    'Measurement Explained' is a new series of text-based units that introduce basic measurement principles across the measurement sciences. These online open units are available free of charge, and stand as ideal precursors to our more extensive certified e-Learning Courses. The universe of measurement just got simpler, and is now available to you whenever you want, wherever you like, for free.

    Measurement Fundamentals Explained

    This is the first online open unit from NPL's 'Measurement Explained' series. This unit introduces Metrology, the science of measurement, along with some basic metrology concepts. It covers topics such as 'accuracy', 'precision', 'calibration', 'traceability', but also outlines the International System of Units and the realization of the SI Base Units.

    Measurement Uncertainty Explained

    This is the second online open unit from NPL's 'Measurement Explained' series. It introduces the basics of measurement uncertainty, along with some underpinning concepts such as 'error', 'standard deviation' and 'probability distributions'. Additionally, this unit gives an overall perspective on its importance to measurement practice and explores the eight main steps to evaluating uncertainty.

    Geometrical Product Specification Explained


    This online open unit introduces dimensional measurement, geometrical tolerancing, tolerance types, and covers relevant considerations when designing and/or interpreting an engineering drawing.

    Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM)
    The Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM) e-Learning course has been designed to provide an introduction to NORM, the industries where it might be encountered, how it can be measured and how the NORM industry is regulated. A basic grounding in physics or chemistry is assumed.
    Learning objectives:
    • Understand the concepts of radioactive decay and decay series, the natural occurrence of radioactivity and radiation dose
    • Understand the range of measurement devices available and the basic physics of radiation detection
    • Understand the processes of sampling and of evaluating the uncertainty on a measurement
    • Gain an appreciation of where NORM can arise in industrial situations and the activity levels likely to be encountered
    • Understand the recommendations of the ICRP and the requirements of the IAEA regarding NORM
    American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
    These e-Learning courses are free and provided as a public service by American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

    Short Course: Through History with Standards

    Throughout its nearly 90-year history, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has maintained as its primary goal the enhancement of global competitiveness of U.S. business and the American quality of life by promoting and facilitating voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment systems and promoting their integrity. But standards existed long before ANSI was formed. Let's take a quick look across several centuries to see how standards - and their impact on commerce and society - have evolved.

    An Introduction to Standards: Why, where and how are they developed?
     
    This course will provide a brief overview of standards, defining types as well as key definitions and terms. The course will then describe ANSI’s role in the standardization process. Lastly, the process by which ANSI participates in the international standardization arena will be covered, along with an overview of regional and international organizations.

    U.S. Standards System – Today and Tomorrow


    This course is the next step in learning about standards and standards development; it builds on the introductory course, Why Standards Matter. You will receive an overview of the U.S. standards development environment, including the American National Standards (ANS) process. The course will inform you about the value of participating in standards development and reviews the key questions to ask before development is initiated. It also offers examples of the various types of standards and explains how standards development relates to national and international business. Each lesson includes a set of self-assessment questions leading up to a final exam at the end of the course. The entire program should take approximately one and one half hours to complete.

    Short Course: Legal Issues in Standard-Setting


    This course will outline how U.S. antitrust laws may apply to the standards development process. You will be provided with a brief background on the laws and some basic guidelines on what can be done, and what should be avoided, at standards meetings. You will also receive information regarding the policies that guide a standard-setting committee when it wants to include patented technology or material as part of the standard.

    U.S. Delegates to International Activities: Roles and Responsibilities

    This course will provide an overview of the standards landscape and explains ANSI’s role in U.S. and international standardization. The course includes benefits of standards to U.S. organizations as well as the U.S. overall., the duties and responsibilities of U.S. delegates and tools and tips for being more effective at international meetings. 

    COOMET eLearning 
    by Euro-Asian Cooperation of National Metrological Institutions

    Online course on ISO/IEC 17025:2005: 
    General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories

    This European Standard was approved by CEN and CENELEC on 15 March 2005. CEN and CENELEC
    members are the national standards bodies and national electrotechnical committees, respectively, of
    Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece,
    Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland,
    Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom. ISO/IEC 17025 exists
    in three official versions (English, French, German).

    This online course [current version is still beta] covers the main two articles of ISO/IEC 17025:
    Lesson 1: Article 4 "Management Requirements"
    Lesson 2: Article 5 "Technical Requirements"

    Fluke Calibration
    Fluke Calibration’s free, on-demand web seminars cover a wide range of metrology and calibration topics. In addition to on-demand web seminars, Fluke Calibration offers various live web seminars including interactive question and answer sessions. View the upcoming schedule of live web seminars to learn what's coming up. And to be notified when new live web seminars are scheduled, sign up for our web seminar alerts today.

    HexagonMetrologyU 
    Online Courses offered free of Charge by Hexagon Metrology
    Hexagon Metrology's self-paced online interactive metrology classes concentrate on supplemental metrology skills development, and are intended as a complement to classroom training. Our online offering has coursework ranging from math for metrology to specific instruction on hardware operation and software programming. Hexagon Metrology U's exclusive online course offerings are self-paced interactive classes on fundamental, basic and intermediate metrology concepts. 

    NPTEL: A Project funded by MHRD, Government of India

    Mechanical Measurements and Metrology: Video Lecture Series
    NPTEL is an acronym for National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning which is an initiative by seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) for creating course contents in engineering and science. NPTEL as a project originated from many deliberations between IITs, Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) during the years 1999-2003. A proposal was jointly put forward by five IITs (Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur and Madras) and IISc for creating contents for 100 courses as web based supplements and 100 complete video courses, for forty hours of duration per course. Web supplements were expected to cover materials that could be delivered in approximately forty hours. Five engineering branches (Civil, Computer Science, Electrical, Electronics and Communication and Mechanical) and core science programmes that all engineering students are required to take in their undergraduate engineering programme in India were chosen initially. Contents for the NPTEL courses were based on the model curriculum suggested by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and the syllabi of major affiliating Universities in India.
     
    Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc. (PJLA)
    PJLA is now offering free webinars on various topics in relation to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 for both testing and calibration laboratories. These are for all interested parties including: laboratories seeking accreditation, accredited laboratories, assessors and consultants.

    QIMTonline Metrology Course
    Have two short metrology courses that are free
    These courses are complete with a "Certificate of Achievement" issued upon successful 
    completion of the self-tests and a passing grade on the final test.

    The two free metrology courses available:
    Introduction to International Metrology
    This course is a very good course for those new to the international metrology cooperative structure. 
    If terms like BIPM, CGPM, and ILAC are not familiar to you, this course is where you should start.
    Measurements Overview: Introduction
    This mini-course is the introductory course for the QIMT1200 "Measurements Overview" series of courses.
    Take this course to see our latest course layout and delivery system. It includes video, audio, 
    illustrations, and pictures.