The NIST OWM’s Laboratory Metrology Program resumed in-person Regional Measurement Assurance Program (RMAP) training events after more than two years. Annual in-person RMAP training events have been a long-standing NIST OWM activity to support State Weights and Measures Laboratories, dating back to the 1990s. Participants from the Southeastern Measurement Assurance Program (SEMAP), Western Regional Assurance Program (WRAP), and Northeastern Measurement Assurance Program (NEMAP) were able to gather in their regions, network, share experiences, and receive training in various metrology topics.
The training topics this year included Technical Management Concepts, Quality Management Tools, and Software Verification and Validation procedures. Over 60 participants successfully completed the training. OWM thanks the Kentucky, Nevada, and New Jersey State Metrology Laboratories for planning and graciously hosting the training events for their corresponding regions. The next regional training events will be hosted by the New Mexico and Wisconsin Metrology Laboratories for the Southwestern Assurance Program (SWAP) and the MidAmerica Measurement Assurance Program (MidMAP) Regions, respectively. The RMAP training events could not be sustained and executed without the unwavering support and tireless work of our State Laboratory hosts.