Course Description

This 2-day course will review the basic concepts and the accreditation requirements associated with measurement traceability, measurement assurance and measurement uncertainty as well as discuss the interrelationship between the three.  A basic process for the effective evaluation of a calibration service supplier or reference material producer will be discussed and, through a practical exercise, participants will apply the process.  Metrology terminology and basic statistics, including a discussion on probability density functions and how they are used to quantify an uncertainty component, will be introduced.  Additionally, the NIST 8-Step Process for Estimating and Reporting Measurement Uncertainty which provides a general framework for estimating measurement uncertainty, will be presented. Participants will then put their newly acquired knowledge into practice with practical exercises on establishing an uncertainty budget and estimating measurement uncertainty. Lastly, the course will conclude with a discussion on the importance of having sufficient knowledge on these topics regarding the purpose and scientific concepts for effective testimony.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the accreditation requirements and the interrelationships associated with measurement traceability, measurement assurance and measurement uncertainty
  • Provide and demonstrate through practical exercises a basic process for the evaluation of a supplier used to establish measurement traceability
  • Review terminology and discuss probability density functions and how they are used to quantify an uncertainty component
  • Provide a construct of a basic process for estimating measurement uncertainty
  • Review and use an Excel spreadsheet template for developing an uncertainty budget
  • Discuss the importance of knowledge required for testimony in a court of law on these topics

Upcoming Training Dates

March 13-14, 2018,  Alexandria, VA

Registration Fee: $600 

Registration and Billing Information:

Amy Levasseur, Program Assistant
414-501-5376

Private On-site Training                                       

The Practical Applications for Forensic Measurement Confidence (MC150) course is also available as on-site training. Private on-site courses are a great option for organizations that have several staff members that need training. Contact us at training@anab.org or 414-501-5466 for more information.