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Publications by Heather Wade Group

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ogy Handbook
3rd Edition
Heather A. Wade, Editor

Whether you are changing disciplines in your career field, investing in your own continuous improvement journey, training your fellow calibration practitioners, or preparing for ASQ’s Certified Calibration Technician (CCT) exam, this handbook provides the information, guidance, and knowledge to help you achieve your goals.


ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Requirements Overview
Free ebook
By Heather A. Wade & Diana Baldi

Demystify the standard with this must-have ISO/IEC 17025 ebook that explains the detailed requirements and empowers you to confidently translate them for your testing or calibration laboratory. 


Effective Communication Between Customers & Labs
Free guide
By Heather A. Wade

Learn how to address the challenges of effective (and efficient) communication
between customers and their labs with this free download.


The Elephant in the Room (The Impact of Measurement Uncertainty on Risk)

Written by Heather Wade


Published in Quality Magazine


Effective Communication Between Customers and Their Labs

Written by Heather Wade


Published in Cal Lab: The International Journal of Metrology


Overview of the ISO/IEC Revision Process

Written by Heather Wade and Diana Baldi


Published in Cal Lab: The International Journal of Metrology

Reference Publications


Downloadable Guides

Various Guides

Why pay for these guides when you can download them for free from BIPM (International Bureau of Weights & Measures)?


BIPM JCGM 100:2008

Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement

​Why pay for ISO/IEC Guide 98 when you can download “The GUM” for free from BIPM (International Bureau of Weights & Measures)?


BIPM JCGM 200:2012

International Vocabulary of Metrology - Basic and general concepts and associated terms (VIM)

​Why pay for ISO/IEC Guide 99 when you can download “The VIM” for free from BIPM (International Bureau of Weights & Measures)?


BIPM 9th Edition of the SI Brochure (2019)

International System of Units 

Updated with the newly defined base units of measurements.



International Equivalence of Measurements


NPL Good Practice Guides

Download the most recent and  popular guides free of charge.

Links to Organizations in the Field



ASQ: American Society for Quality

"ASQ is committed to providing enhanced expertise, professional networks, tools, and solutions to help our members advance their products, services, and industries. We provide professional training, certifications, and knowledge to members globally."


ILAC: International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation

"ILAC is the international organisation for accreditation bodies operating in accordance with ISO/IEC 17011 and involved in the accreditation of conformity assessment bodies including calibration laboratories (using ISO/IEC 17025), testing laboratories (using ISO/IEC 17025), medical testing laboratories (using ISO 15189), inspection bodies (using ISO/IEC 17020), proficiency testing providers (using ISO/IEC 17043) and reference material producers (using ISO 17034)."


NCSL International

"NCSL International is a member based, volunteer driven, Professional Trade Organization. NCSL International has recognized the need to provide the best opportunities for the world’s measurement science professionals since 1961. Today this continues to be achieved by networking and exchanging information, promoting measurement education, skill development, and to develop a means to resolve measurement challenges by promoting and supporting, conferences, training events, committees and communities. NCSL International membership welcomes any organization or individual with an interest in measurement and its application in research, development, education, and commerce."


NIST: National Metrology Institute of United States

"Promotes U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life."

More Relevant Links



ASQ Calibration Technician Certification (CCT)

"Who should certify?

The Certified Calibration Technician tests, calibrates, maintains, and repairs electrical, mechanical, electromechanical, analytical, and electronic measuring, recording and indicating instruments and equipment for conformance to established standards."


Measurement Science Conference

Held annually in the spring in Anaheim, California.


NIST: Engineering Metrology Toolbox

"The Engineering Metrology Toolbox is your web site for computational tools that solve real problems in dimensional measurement."


World Metrology Day

"​World Metrology Day is an annual celebration of the signature of the Metre Convention on 20 May 1875 by representatives of seventeen nations. The Convention set the framework for global collaboration in the science of measurement and in its industrial, commercial and societal applications. The original aim of the Metre Convention - the world-wide uniformity of measurement - remains as important today as it was in 1875."

Expert Metrology Consulting

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