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NCWM Curriculum Work Plan

Revised –  March 2017

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  (revised 01/2016)
    4.3 Weighing Systems General
          4.3.1 Static Electronic Weighing Systems, General  (revised 11/2016)
          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  (revised 12/2013)
          4.3.6 Medium Capacity Weighing Systems Class III  (revised 12/2013)
          4.3.7 Vehicle Scale Class III or IIIL  (revised 12/2013)
          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  (revised 05/2015)
          4.4.1 Retail Motor Fuel Dispensers  (revised 11/2013)
          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  (revised 11/2013)
          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  (revised 11/2013)
          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  (revised 05/2016)
          5.2.6 Licensing/Registration (Weighmasters and Service Persons)
    5.3 NIST Handbook 133 Package Net Contents Control
          5.3.1 Commodities - General  (revised 01/2014)
          5.3.2 Packages Labeled by Weight, Standard and Random  (revised 03/2017)
          5.3.3 Packages Labeled by Weight, Special Commodities
          5.3.4 Packages Labeled by Volume (Volumetric and Gravimetric Testing)  (revised 01/2014)
          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

7. Basic Competency Exams
    7.1 Basic Competency  NIST Handbook 44  (revised 11/2016)
    7.2 Basic Competency – Weighing Devices  (revised 10/2016)
    7.3 Basic Competency Volume Measuring Devices  (revised 11/2016)

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