Introduction to Control Charting for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (EMU 150)

Control charting, a graphical presentation of measurement process behavior, is an exceptionally powerful statistical tool that is easy to learn. The benefits to control charting include confidence in stability of measurement process, rapid detection of large upsets, and insight into process behavior and improved estimation of measurement uncertainty.  A well-designed control charting program is one of many tools that can be used to ensure the customer receives valid measurement results.  Participants of this course will develop an understanding of basic control charting concepts, implement these concepts to build various control charts (I/MR, Xbar/R and Xbar/S), and evaluate measurement process stability.



The participant will need to bring a laptop computer (PC or MAC) with Microsoft Excel or similar spreadsheet installed. Please note that the tablet and smart phone versions of Excel and other spreadsheets do not have the full functionality of the PC versions and the participant may not be able to utilize all the power of the spreadsheet covered during the training.


Target Attendees

Target learners include Laboratory Managers, Engineers, Scientists or Technicians.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of the course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe SPC concepts of a measurement process;
  2. List control chart parameters;
  3. Select and create appropriate control charts for a given application;
  4. Interpret control chart and determine process stability;
  5. Describe stages of control chart implementation; and
  6. Update control limits




CEUs Awarded

0.7 CEUs Awarded*

*American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.



April 7, 2020
5202 Presidents Ct.
Frederick, MD 21703
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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