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Introduction to Measurement and Calibration

Course ID IMC07WPT
Format E-Learning

Satisfy the requirements for ISO 17025 and 16949, FDA,and FAA. Anyone responsible for measurement quality and accuracy. You will learn skills including standardization, managing a metrology system, and units and instrumentation of measurements.

This course is intended for anyone using or calibrating measurement instruments, calibration coordinators, or for those responsible for maintaining quality. A thorough knowledge of measurement science is key to maintaining ISO quality standards. This course is designed to ensure that calibration terminology and practices are understood throughout the organization and especially by persons responsible for the contracting of calibration services. The course covers the basics to more advanced topics.

Course Data

  • CEU Hours: 0.4
  • Length: 4 Hours
  • ASQ RU: 0.4
  • Provider: WorkPlace Training
Course Overview

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe what metrology is, and what metrologists do.
  • Explain why measurement is important in our daily lives, commerce, product risk management, and international trade.
  • Contrast resolution, precision, and accuracy of a measurement system. Describe measurement uncertainty.
  • Describe the structure and use of a measurement system.
  • Describe different levels of standards and the requirements of traceability.
  • Explain the various components of a calibration system.
  • Describe the basic attributes of making good measurements.
  • Describe the units of measure and the various instruments used in various measurement parameters.

Who Should Attend:

This training will benefit all persons at any level using measurement instruments, including calibration coordinators, inspection personnel, and management; it can serve as a refresher for experienced technicians; or it can be used in orientation for new hires.
  1. Introduction
    1. Definition of metrology
    2. Measurements in manufacturing
    3. Measurement in the global marketplace
    4. Importance of measurement
  2. Development and Concerns of Metrology
    1. Need for better measurements
    2. Determine and describe the differences between resolution, accuracy, precision, calibration, Type A uncertainty and Type B uncertainty
    3. Review Questions
  3. Standards and Standardization
    1. Working standards, check standards and international standards
    2. Levels of standard accuracies, accuracy ratio between levels of calibration pyramid
    3. Requirements of traceability
    4. Metrology standardization documents
    5. Review Questions
  4. Managing the Metrology System
    1. When a metrology system is needed
    2. Components of a metrology system
    3. Periodic calibration
    4. Determining period, fixed time intervals or other means, measurement assurance
    5. Record keeping
    6. Documented procedures
    7. Training
    8. Review Questions
  5. Making Good Measurements: Elements of a Measurement System
    1. Measuring Instrument
    2. Measuring procedure
    3. Analysis of Measured data
    4. Measurement assurance
    5. Isolating errors
    6. Capability study
    7. Gage R & R
    8. Review Questions
  6. Units and Measurement Instruments
    1. Length, height, optical, micrometers, metrology, etc.
    2. Time, Temperature, Flow, electrical quantities, etc.
    3. Review Questions
  7. Final Test


Upon successful completion of the final test, a certificate that includes test results, topics covered, and a place for a supervisor’s signature can be printed. This course satisfies a key component of ISO 17025 Compliance-Effective training and the Documentation of that training.


Self paced (Web-based)


Printed course notes are included.

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Enrollment Details

Format: Classroom
Format: E-Learning

Internet-based, self-paced training modules, which may involve combinations of text, visuals, audio, interactive simulations and quizzes (see specific courses for features and tools).  These web-based courses require a computer and Internet access.

IMC07WPT Self-Paced English 30 Days List: $239 Member: $219
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