Training Services


As part of the NLA-SA’s ongoing commitment towards the upliftment of technical skills in the Calibration, Measurement and Test Laboratory environments, we believe that it is essential that the NLA-SA, as an Association, provides this vital link between ongoing education and training and the communities it serves.

As a prospective attendee, we look forward to welcoming you on one of our courses and trust that the value of this education will be of long term benefit to everyone involved in the laboratory and measurement world.


Unless indicated on the Course Schedule all courses are presented at the National Laboratory Association Offices in Pretoria. The address is 1 De Havilland Crescent Persequor TechnoPark and the telephone no is (+27) 012 349 1500 and fax no is: (+27) 012 3491501.

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Unless otherwise indicated all courses have the following broad agenda

Registration and early coffee: 08h00

Daily start time: 08h30

Morning Coffee / Tea: 20 -30 min

Lunch: 45 – 60 min

Day ends: 16h00/ 16h30 (Depending on the course)

What is included



Course notes

Writing pad and pen

NB:It is advisable that attendees bring a calculator with them for all courses except the Uncertainty courses where a statistical calculator will be supplied as part of the course material.


The courses presented by the NLA fall into two categories.

Non-examined Courses

In this case a Certificate of Attendance is provided for all attendees.

Examined Courses

Attendees of examined courses will be afforded the opportunity of writing an exam approximately two weeks after the end of the course they attend. A Certificate of successful completion will be awarded for those passing with a mark of at least 50% for all courses except the Uncertainty of Measurement course where the pass mark is 60%. If no exam is written or if a suitable pass mark is not achieved, then a certificate of attendance is provided.

For detailed information regarding the courses please refer to the Course Schedule.

If you would like to know what is contained within each course please follow the link to Course Details

For any further queries or requests please feel free to Contact the NLA


Candidates must arrange their own accommodation.  You can contact Maggie Rossouw for further information.

For Accommodation, download the following file:

Accommodation list 2017