Course Description

This Measurement Confidence course introduces the foundational concepts of measurement traceability, measurement assurance and measurement uncertainty for forensic service providers as well as a detailed review of applicable accreditation requirements from ISO/IEC 17025, ISO/IEC 17020 and the ANAB accreditation requirements.  In addition, terminology used for measurement traceability and uncertainty and how these requirements apply to a forensic laboratory are discussed.  Participants will acquire an understanding of the interrelationship between measurement traceability, measurement assurance and measurement uncertainty, learn about uncertainty components to consider and how to determine if those components are of significance and learn a practical approach for estimating measurement uncertainty.  

Learning Objectives

  • Acquire knowledge regarding the relevant ISO/IEC 17025, ISO/IEC 17020 and ANAB requirements for measurement traceability, assurance and uncertainty.
  • Learn terminology used in ISO/IEC 17025 and ISO/IEC 17020 as it relates to measurement traceability, uncertainty and assurance.
  • Gain an understanding about the interrelationship between measurement traceability, measurement assurance and measurement uncertainty.
  • Provide participants with an approach for evaluating uncertainty components and estimating measurement uncertainty.
  • Discuss the importance of knowledge required for testimony in a court of law on these topics.

Course Structure

The course content is presented in a series of three (A-C), live web-based modules, 2 hours each day. Participants are required to take the courses in sequence and an attendance certificate will be emailed to the attendee after all four segments are completed.

 

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