A 3-DAY ONLINE COURSE to learn how to:
CALCULATE MEASUREMENT UNCERTAINTY
Even if you don’t know anything about it! Learn how to estimate measurement uncertainty using the GUM method for ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation.
INTRODUCING HOW TO CALCULATE MEASUREMENT UNCERTAINTY
The most comprehensive measurement uncertainty training course available.
Are you seeking ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation?
Do you struggle with estimating measurement uncertainty?
Then, this course is for you.
You will learn how to estimate uncertainty in measurement from start to finish through a series of 12 lectures that will show you how to estimate uncertainty step-by-step.
Plus, you will learn the skills needed to get ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation that are not taught in other measurement uncertainty training courses.
In the beginning, you will learn how to develop your uncertainty analysis:
- How to design the framework for your uncertainty analysis,
- Where to find sources of uncertainty,
- How to get the value for each source of uncertainty, and
- How to pick the right probability distribution for each component.
Next, you will learn how to use the GUM method for estimating uncertainty:
- How to convert your uncertainty components to a standard uncertainty,
- How to combine your uncertainty components using the GUM method,
- How to pick the right expansion factor (k-factor),
- How to calculate expanded uncertainty, and
- How to evaluate and validate your results.
Finally, you will learn additional skills needed for ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation;
- How to create your own uncertainty budget and calculator,
- How to develop your scope of accreditation for ISO/IEC 17025,
- How to develop prediction equations for CMC Uncertainty, and
- How to report uncertainty in your reports.
This is the most comprehensive measurement uncertainty training course available. Other courses only teach the GUM method and a few statistical analyses (i.e. average and standard deviation). In this course, you will learn everything that you need to know to get ISO/IEC 17025 accredited.
YOU GET ACCESS TO THE FOLLOWING
When you enroll, you will get access to the following:
12 Measurement Uncertainty Training Lecture Videos
12 Measurement Uncertainty Training PowerPoint Slides
9 Measurement Uncertainty Training Project Videos
12 Measurement Uncertainty Training Guides
1 Measurement Uncertainty Budget Calculator
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
HI, I’M RICK HOGAN
I’m a pro at estimating uncertainty. Here’s how I can help you.
I’ve been estimating uncertainty in measurement since 2008. Over the years, I have developed simple and clever ways to calculate measurement uncertainty.
In 2010, I developed a systematic process to estimate measurement uncertainty that works and no one else teaches it! Since then, I have used this same process to perform more than 3,000 uncertainty analyses for my customer’s laboratories. Now, I am teaching you the exact process that I use.
When you read most measurement uncertainty guides, you get overwhelmed by all of the information. They are not clear on teaching you exactly what steps you should take to complete an uncertainty analysis.
Most measurement uncertainty training courses are good at teaching you the GUM method, but fail to show you how to find sources of uncertainty and estimate their contribution to uncertainty. Furthermore, none of them teach you how to prepare for ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation. I think that is insane! Especially for the courses offered by an accreditation body. Sure, the accreditation bodies have guides to help you develop your scope of accreditation, but why don’t they offer training to show you how to draft your scope.
In this course, I have fixed all of that!
You will learn EVERYTHING you that need to know to actually estimate uncertainty, create an uncertainty budget, and prepare your scope of accreditation for ISO/IEC 17025:2017.
I have spent years listening to my customers and documenting their problems and complaints. Then, I used that information to create the most comprehensive measurement uncertainty training course available today.
Now, I am offering this training to you. My goal is to give you the information, processes, and tools you need to estimate uncertainty for ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation.
Join my course and let me teach you how to estimate measurement uncertainty like a pro.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
This measurement uncertainty training course is designed to teach the information and skills needed to estimate uncertainty in measurement like a pro. It’s more than just the basics of the GUM method, this course is going to teach you the same process that I use to calculate uncertainty step-by-step.
Plus, you are going to learn how to create your own uncertainty budgets and prepare a scope of accreditation for your laboratory; critical steps needed to get ISO/IEC 17025 accredited.
To give you an idea of what you are going to learn, check out the learning objectives of this course;
- How to estimate measurement uncertainty using the GUM method;
- How to find, quantify, and characterize sources of measurement uncertainty;
- How to create an uncertainty budget to show your calculations;
- How to calculate your CMC Uncertainty prediction equations;
- How to develop your scope of accreditation;
- How to report uncertainty in your test/calibration reports; and
- How to evaluate and validate your estimates of measurement uncertainty.
This is a complete training course focused on teaching you everything that you need to know to confidently estimate measurement uncertainty and get your laboratory ISO/IEC 17025 accredited.
“This course is going to teach you the Tactics and the Theory, Not Just Theory!”
THE COURSE CURRICULUM
This is a 4 module course designed to teach how to estimate uncertainty in measurement in 3 fundamental stages. Each module you will get access to new lectures and assignments aimed at teaching you the next set of skills.
Take a look below at the step by step breakdown of my measurement uncertainty training course:
STEP 1 – Uncertainty Analysis
In step 1, you will learn the fundamental skills and procedures that you need to use each time you perform an uncertainty analysis.
Lesson 1: You will learn how to specify a measurement function, so you can narrow the focus of your uncertainty analysis.
Lesson 2: You will learn how to find sources uncertainty.
Lesson 3: You will learn how to find or calculate the value of each source of uncertainty.
Lesson 4: You will learn how to pick the right probability distributions for your uncertainty components.
Step 2 – Estimating Uncertainty
In step 2, you will learn how to estimate uncertainty using the GUM method.
Lesson 5: You will learn how to convert your uncertainty components to standard uncertainty.
Lesson 6: You will learn the GUM method for combining uncertainty components.
Lesson 7: You will learn how to select expansion factors and calculate expanded uncertainty.
Lesson 8: You will learn how to evaluate your estimated uncertainty and validate it.
Step 3 – Preparing for ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation
In step 3, you will learn how to create uncertainty budgets and a scope of accreditation, so you can apply for ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation.
Lesson 9: You will learn how to create an uncertainty budget in Excel that will automatically calculate uncertainty for you.
Lesson 10: You will learn to calculate CMC Uncertainty equations for your scope of accreditation.
Lesson 11: You will learn how to report uncertainty in your test and calibration certificates.
Lesson 12: You will learn how to develop your scope of accreditation for ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation.
Step 4 – Perform an Uncertainty Analysis
In Step 4, you will estimate uncertainty for a test or measurement function that you use in your laboratory. I will help you each step of the process while you will apply what you have learned to estimate uncertainty. After you complete each step, you will share your work with me and I will review your uncertainty budgets to provide you with help and give you feedback.
Before you complete measurement uncertainty training, I want to make sure that you can estimate uncertainty and create uncertainty budgets.
THE COURSE PROJECT
“Watch me estimate uncertainty step-by-step, start to finish. Then, repeat what you see. It’s that easy!”
To make sure that you learn how to calculate uncertainty, this training course requires you to complete a course project to demonstrate what you have learned.
The goal of the course project is to have you take action and estimate uncertainty for a test or measurement function that you choose. Preferably, it should be for a test or measurement function performed in your laboratory.
The course project is made up of 9 assignments. Each assignment has an instructional video to help guide you through the process with step-by-step instructions.
At the end of the 9 assignments, you will have successfully estimated uncertainty and demonstrated the capability to perform the task yourself.
You have 4 weeks to complete the project.
To complete this measurement uncertainty training course and earn your certificate, you must complete the course project.
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION
You will receive a training certificate when you complete this course. Upon completion, it will be available for you to download and print.
It is recommended to add this certificate to your training record and update your list of qualifications.
AFTER COMPLETING THE COURSE
After you have completed measurement uncertainty training and earned your certificate, you should expect to continue applying what you have learned.
I encourage you to keep estimating uncertainty for the activities in your laboratory.
The more frequently that you estimate uncertainty, the better that you will become at mastering the task.
YOUR EXPECTED RESULTS
When you complete this course, you should expect the following results:
- Confidently estimate uncertainty for your laboratory’s activities,
- Stop struggling to find sources of uncertainty,
- Quit wondering how to calculate the values for your sources of uncertainty,
- No longer fear your Auditor’s questions about where your uncertainties came from, and
- Stop questioning if you’re uncertainties are too large or too small.
HOW IT WORKS
Completing this course and learning how to estimate uncertainty is a pretty simple process. Just follow these 4 steps:
- Watch the videos
- Complete the assignments
- Submit your results
- Earn your certificate
1. Watch the videos
2. Complete the assignments
3. Submit your results
4. Earn your certificate
IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU?
This course is recommended for people who will be routinely estimating uncertainty for their laboratory, including:
- Quality Managers,
- Technical Managers,
- Quality Control personnel, and/or
- Data Entry Personnel.
If you will be the person who estimates uncertainty in measurement and develops the scope of accreditation for ISO/IEC 17025, this course is recommended for you.
Most laboratories train one person to estimate measurement uncertainty. In my experience, it is best to give measurement uncertainty training to at least 2 people so you are covered in case someone leaves the company or retires.
In my lab, we trained 4 people;
- One technician or engineer in the laboratory because they performed calibrations,
- Two data-entry personnel because they reported all of the laboratories results, and
- One quality assurance person because they reviewed every report before it went to a customer and they prepared the uncertainty budgets for the laboratory scope of accreditation.
THIS COURSE IS NOT FOR YOU, IF…
This course is not recommended for people who will not be routinely estimating uncertainty in measurement. If you are not going the use the information in this course, then it is not for you.
This course is not recommended for people who:
- Do not estimate uncertainty,
- Are not seeking ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation,
- Are not interested in learning,
- Are not self-disciplined enough to complete an online course, and/or
- Are not willing to put in extra work to learn uncertainty analysis.
If you fall into any of the categories above, this course is not for you.
When enrolling in this course, you must realize that this is a complex task that requires a lot of effort (on your part) to learn how to estimate uncertainty.
You must be willing to put in the work (e.g. days, weeks, months, and years) after this course to apply what you have learned.
Sorry! There is not a push-button solution for estimating uncertainty. You have to apply what you have learned and get experience to become good at it.
If this describes you, please do not take this course. You should hire someone else to estimate uncertainty for you instead.
I am only seeking people who are motivated to learn the process in order to improve their laboratory.
This course is a 3-day training course. Most people finish it in 21 days, but you have up to 1 year to complete the course. So, feel free to take your time and get the most out of measurement uncertainty training.
Plus, you can repeat the course as many times as you like in case you need to refresh your memory before an audit. If you need more time, email me to request an extension.
To participate and complete this course, you will need the following;
- High-speed internet connection,
- A computer,
- An email account,
- Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets,
- Adobe PDF Reader
7 DAY, RISK FREE, MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
I guarantee that this measurement uncertainty training course will teach you how to estimate uncertainty for ISO/IEC 17025. If you are not satisfied, I will refund 100% of your money within the first 7 days of starting the course. After 7 days, I will offer you a free extension to repeat the course and/or provide you with a 1-on-1 coaching call.
CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY
You may cancel your enrollment at any time. To receive a refund, you must notify the instructor and cancel your enrollment within the first 7 days. After 7 days, you may cancel your enrollment but will not receive a refund. To notify the instructor, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How long do I have access to the course?
You will have one year (365 days) access to the course.
What equipment/software will I need to complete the course?
To complete this course, you will only need a computer, an email account, an internet connection, and Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, or Apple Numbers. We will provide with uncertainty calculator that you will use for the course.
It is recommended to have access to test equipment and calibration reports in order to perform an uncertainty analysis during the course.
What do I do if I need help?
If you have a question related to this course, email email@example.com. I will be your instructor throughout the course. As a student, you have direct, personal access to me anytime you need help!
How long is the course?
Plan to take about 3 days to 3 weeks to complete the course. Some people complete the course in 3 days. Most complete in the course in 21 days.
There are 21 videos totaling over 14 hours of video content. Most videos are 30–60 minutes long, with the shortest video around 13 minutes and the longest about 58 minutes.
Can I pay with PayPal?
Yes. On the checkout page under the “Billing Information” section, select the “Pay with PayPal” button. This will allow you to pay with PayPal.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
Oh no! We don’t want that! We offer a 7-day money back guarantee. If you are unhappy with the course for any reason, let us know and we will refund your payment within 30 days. We would appreciate notification within the first 7 days of the course.
When does the course start and finish?
The course is offered periodically throughout the year. Typically, we offer training about every other month. Make sure to join our mailing list to receive notifications when the enrollment is available. Once you have enrolled, you have ongoing access and assistance from me. The course is self-paced and you may take as long as you need to complete it.
READY TO LEARN HOW TO CALCULATE UNCERTAINTY?
Here’s a Final Note (Just in Case You Scrolled to the Bottom).
Join this measurement uncertainty training course because you work for a calibration or testing laboratory that needs to meet ISO/IEC 17025:2017 requirements and you need help with estimating measurement uncertainty.
But you are free to choose any measurement uncertainty training you like. Whether you want to teach yourself or take another training course, please pick the learning path that works best for you.
However, I would love for you to join this course. You will learn 10X more in less time. I guarantee it!
The choice is yours.
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