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State Lab Program Resources

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Office of Weights and Measures manages the Laboratory Metrology Program that began with the New State Standards Program established by Congress in 1965 as part of its continuing support to the States. This program is designed to provide laboratory Recognition to NIST Handbook 143, Program Handbook (including adoption of ISO/IEC 17025:2005), technical and administrative guidance and training, proficiency testing, and assistance to State legal metrology laboratories to ensure accurate and traceable measurements from NIST to the local jurisdictions. The program operates through continued partnership with the State laboratories to manage numerous measurement-related activities. Certificates of Measurement Traceability are issued upon evaluation of the laboratory's ability to make reliable metrological measurements. Resources on this list are primarily developed and distributed for State Weights and Measures programs and metrology staff. Other laboratory users might find these items of general or specific interest and are welcome to use and/or modify them for other applications.

State Lab Submission Resources
File Type
HB 143 (17025) Sections
Annual Submission for 2017 and 2017‐2018 NIST Laboratory Recognition
PDF All
HB 143, Appendix B (and D) (2014)

PDF
DOC

All
ISO/IEC 17025 Laboratory Auditing Form 2016 (Replaces HB 143, Appendix C)

Note: Updated from earlier version of template provided by Mark Ruefenacht, Heusser-Neweigh

DOC
All
Standard Administrative Procedure SAP 10 with Software V&V Methods (2010)
DOC
PDF
Several
SAP 10 Software Assessment Inventory vs Checklist (2010)
EXCEL
Several
SAP 10 Technical Assessment of Software (Form A) (2010)
DOC
EXCEL Template
Several

National Annual Assessment Summary (Memo) – Quality Management System Topics (2014 to 2015 Submission)

PDF

4.2
NEW!! QMS Analysis-Evaluating Essential Elements DOC 4.2

Document Master List


Electronic File Organization Tips

DOC
PDF

PDF

4.3.2

4.3.2.3

Management Review Outline (2012)
DOC
PDF
4.15
OWM Training Requirements Memo (2015-11-18)
The Word version is Table 2. The PDF is the MEMO (and PDFs of the old and new tables combined)
DOC
PDF
5.2, Table 2
Fundamentals of Metrology LAP Problems PDF 5.2
SAP Administrative Procedure for Method Validation
PDF 5.4
Uncertainties Template (2008)
EXCEL
5.4.6
National Assessment Summaries from Annual Submissions - Amended (20150205)
Web Session (20150205) SLIDES
PDF

PDF
5.4.6
Traceability Assessment Form (2012)
DOC
PDF
5.6
PT Reporting 4-year Analysis Form 2015-03-24
PDF
DOC
5.9
PT Follow Up Form
DOC
5.9
10 Questions for PT Follow-ups (2015)
PDF
DOC
5.9
Measurement Assurance System Inventory (2010)
EXCEL
5.9
Measurement Assurance System Assessment (2010)
DOC
PDF

5.9
Calibration Certificate and Test Report Review Template
DOC
PDF
5.10
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