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NCWM CURRICULUM WORK PLAN

Revised –  May 2014

*Note:  Initial Verification has been intentionally been left off this listing and will be addressed later.

Module / Subject

Level 1
    Level 2

          Level 3

1. Fundamentals of Weights and Measures
    1.1 Introduction to W&M Programs
    1.2 State Program Scope and Purpose
    1.3 W&M Laws and Regulations

2. W&M Administration
    2.1 Fundamentals of W&M Administration (Commercial System, Powers & Duties, etc.)
    2.2 Administration Functions (Personnel, Management, Budget, Safety, etc.)
    2.3 Legislation and Regulations (Legal Considerations, Interaction with Legislature, Stakeholders, Industry, etc.)
    2.4 Regulatory Control (Device inspection, commodities, complaints)
    2.5 Laboratory Metrology Administration (Purpose of Laboratory, Responsibilities of Metrologist, NIST Expectations for
          Recognition of Laboratory, Quality System Training Requirements, etc.)
    2.6 Public Relations & Communications (Publicity, Public Relations, Communications)

3. Laboratory Metrology
    3.1 NIST Basic Metrology
          3.1.1 Fundamentals of Metrology
          3.1.2 Mass Metrology
          3.1.3 Volume Metrology
          3.1.4 Laboratory Administration
          3.1.5 Basic Topical Webinars
    3.2 NIST Advance Metrology
          3.2.1 Advanced Mass Metrology
          3.2.2 Advanced Topical Webinars

4. Device Control Program
    4.1 Safety Considerations
    4.2 NIST Handbook 44 - Introduction to Device Control
    4.3 Weighing Systems General
          4.3.1 Static Electronic Weighing Systems, General
          4.3.2 Static Mechanical and Hybrid Weighing Systems, General
          4.3.3 Dynamic Weighing Systems, General
          4.3.4 Precision Weighing Systems Class I and II
          4.3.5 Small Capacity Weighing Systems Class III
          4.3.6 Medium Capacity Weighing Systems Class III
          4.3.7 Vehicle Scale Class III or IIIL
          4.3.8 Vehicle Scale Class III or IIIL – Advanced
          4.3.9 Railroad Track Scales
          4.3.10 In-Motion Railroad Track Scales
          4.3.11 Hopper Scale Systems
          4.3.12 Automatic Bulk Weighing Systems
          4.3.13 Automatic Weighing Systems
          4.3.14 Belt Conveyor Weighing Systems
          4.3.15 In-Motion Monorail Scales
          4.3.16 Point-of-Sale Scale Systems
          4.3.17 Other Specialty Weighing Systems
    4.4 Dynamic Measuring Systems - General
          4.4.1 Retail Motor Fuel Dispensers
          4.4.2 Loading Rack and Other Stationary Metering Systems
          4.4.3 Loading Rack and Other Stationary Metering Systems Advanced
          4.4.4 Vehicle-Tank Meter Systems
          4.4.5 Vehicle-Tank Meter Systems – Advanced
          4.4.6 Milk Metering Systems
          4.4.7 Water Meters
          4.4.8 LPG/Anhydrous Ammonia Liquid Metering Systems
          4.4.9 LPG/Anhydrous Ammonia Liquid-Metering Systems Advanced
          4.4.10 LPG Vapor Meter Systems
          4.4.11 Mass Flow Metering Systems
          4.4.12 Other Metering Systems (Cryogenics, Carbon Dioxide, etc.)
    4.5 Static Volume Measuring Systems General
          4.5.1 Liquid Measures
          4.5.2 Farm Milk Tanks
          4.5.3 Dry Measures
    4.6 Other Measuring Systems
          4.6.1 Taximeters and Odometers
          4.6.2 Wire and Cordage Measuring Systems
          4.6.3 Linear Measures
          4.6.4 Timing Devices
          4.6.5 Weights
          4.6.6 Multiple Dimension Measuring Systems
    4.7 Quality Measuring Systems
          4.7.1 Grain Moisture Meters
          4.7.2 NIR Grain Analyzers
          4.7.3 Carcass Evaluation Systems

5. Market Practices, Laws and Regulations (NIST Handbook 130), & Commodities (NIST Handbook 133)
    5.1 Safety Considerations – Market Practices, NIST Handbook 130, NIST Handbook 133
    5.2 NIST Handbook 130 Laws & Regulations
          5.2.1 NIST Handbook 130 – General Provisions
          5.2.2 Packaging and Labeling Regulations
          5.2.3 Method of Sale Regulations
          5.2.4 Quality of Automotive Fuels and Lubricants
          5.2.5 Price Verification
          5.2.6 Licensing/Registration (Weighmasters and Service Persons)
    5.3 NIST Handbook 133 Package Net Contents Control
          5.3.1 Commodities - General
          5.3.2 Packages Labeled by Weight, Standard and Random
          5.3.3 Packages Labeled by Weight, Special Commodities
          5.3.4 Packages Labeled by Volume (Volumetric and Gravimetric Testing)
          5.3.5 Packages Labeled by Volume, Special Commodities
          5.3.6 Packages Labeled by Length/Area/Thickness
          5.3.7 Packages Labeled by Count
          5.3.8 Other Package Types
    5.4 Test Purchases
    5.5 E-Commerce

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