Woodard , Standards Laboratory Manager
To: All Registered Scale Technicians
From: Stephen Benjamin
Scale Technician Registration for each Fiscal Year
In order to continue to render service as a scale technician
in North Carolina for each fiscal year, you must register
before July 1 of that year. This matter requires your timely
attention each year so that your registration can be completed
before expiration. The following must be completed:
1. Review your renewal form and make any necessary
corrections on the right side of the form.
2. Enter the most recent test date and inspection
number for your test weights in the space provided.
3. If your weights were tested by another state
or another NVLAP or A2LA accredited laboratory, include a
copy of that test report with your application.
4. Enclose a check for $20 per technician.
5. Sign the form and return it to us.
Accurate NIST class F weights are required
for commercial scale installation and service under the NC
scale technician registration program. Each technician must
have access to adequate weights to test a scale according
to the procedures in NIST Handbook 44, Specifications, Tolerances,
and Other Technical Requirements for Weighing and Measuring
Devices. NIST Handbook 44 can be found on-line at http://www.nist.gov/pml/wmd/pubs/hb44-14.cfm .
It is your responsibility to verify
that your weights are scheduled and tested each year.
Weights of 50 pounds or less must be tested
annually. Weights over 50 pounds and weight carts must be
tested every other year. Weights may be tested at the North
Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services,
Standards Laboratory, 4040 District Drive, Raleigh, North
Your scale technician license may be revoked
at any time if you are found to be testing scales without
adequate weights or with weights that do not have a current
calibration. Criminal or civil charges may be imposed if you
install or test commercial scales without a current scale
Please call the Standards Laboratory if you
have any questions (919-733-4411) and thank you for your prompt
attention to this matter.
Last updated February 23, 2016