Technical Training – Non-Automatic Weighing Device Specifications (NAWDS)
The objective of this course is to provide students with the necessary knowledge to inspect and ensure that the Weights and Measures legislative requirements are met. The training session will cover applicable sections of the Weights and Measures Act and Regulations, Bulletins, Specifications, Test Procedures and Care and Use of Standards.
Students will be quizzed on a daily basis to ensure they have a thorough understanding of the material covered. Hands-on demonstrations will also be used to illustrate test procedures. A theoretical evaluation will be administered on the final day. The participant may elect to complete, in accordance with the needs of their organisation, either the integral exam or a version tailored to retail computing and POS system scales. Candidates must signify their intention to submit to the retail computing and POS system scales exam at the start of training. Notwithstanding the final exam version administered, the full extent of the NAWDS training must be undertaken. Students who have successfully completed the theoretical portion of the training will be required to pass a practical evaluation designed to assess their ability to inspect devices. A minimum pass mark of 70 percent is required on the theoretical evaluation. To be successful on the practical evaluation, a minimum pass mark of 70 percent is required in each individual section of the evaluation.
In addition, candidates will be evaluated on their ability to complete inspection certificates. This information will not be formally taught during the theory course. Although it will be assessed at the same time as the technical knowledge, a separate mark will be awarded. A mark of at least 70% will be required in order to pass the inspection certificate component. Information about the Weights and Measures Inspection Certificate Completion Manual. Each organization is responsible for ensuring that its candidates receive advance training on completing inspection certificates. Measurement Canada is offering a free self-directed training module on compact disc in order to help organizations to meet their obligations. This module should be viewed by all candidates and qualified technicians as part of their ongoing training. The module will be updated annually. You can order the discs for the training on completing the inspection certificate free of charge.
Date and Location:
Please consult the list of training dates and locations to find a session near you.
Cost (based on $100 per day or part thereof)
Participants are responsible for all related travel, accommodation and meal expenses.
Request for Training
Complete the Online Course Registration Form - Technical Training Program for Authorized Service Providers at least 30 days prior to the scheduled session. The system will automatically send you a confirmation of registration email for your records.
Upon receipt of the training fee, a copy of the training manual will be sent to all confirmed participants.
For more information about this course, contact the Regional Manager, Alternative Service Delivery nearest you. A reference guide on how to get the most out of your training is now available.
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