Cooperative Training

    MoU Technical Visitor Grant Program

    The MoU Technical Visitor Grant Program is a special funding opportunity offered by ASTM to its MoU signatories to strengthen the participation of technical experts from around the world in the ASTM standards development process.
    Applications are due April 1, 2014.


    Technical Assistance Program

    ASTM International offers its technical and professional training programs to several national standards bodies at a minimal cost. Each national standards body selects the program of most interest and local technical experts have the opportunity to attend a two- or three-day course taught by an ASTM technical expert.


    2007 - 2011 Technical Assistance Training Program

    Bolivia Instituto Boliviano de Normalización y Calidad
    Topic:
    Cement and Concrete Standards: Relationship to ACI 318
    August 1-3, 2011
    Peru Instituto Nacional de Defensa de la Competencia y de la Protección de la Propiedad Intelectual
    Topic:
    ASTM Cement and Concrete Standards: Relationship to ACI 318
    Oct. 25-27, 2010
    Indonesia Badan Standardisasi Nasional
    Topic:
    Phase I & Phase II Environmental Site Assessment Processes
    Oct. 12-14, 2010
    South African Development Community Cooperation in Standardization
    Topic:
    Textiles
    November 30 - December 4, 2009
    Bahrain Directorate for Standards and Metrology
    Topic:
    ASTM Standards for Asbestos Control
    Oct. 26, 2009
    Jordan Institution for Standards and Metrology (train the trainer event)
    Topic:
    Concrete and Cement Standards
    Oct. 4-9, 2009
    Kazakhstan Institute for Standardization and Certification
    Topic:
    Crude Oil: Sampling, Testing and Evaluation
    July 13–15, 2009
    Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards (Caribbean regional event)
    Topic:
    Textiles: Quality and Performance Standards
    March 26–27, 2009
    Qatar General Organization for Standards and Metrology
    Course Selected:
    ASTM Cement and Concrete Standards: Relationship to ACI 318
    Nov. 18-20, 2008
    Standardization Organization for the Gulf Cooperation Council
    Course Selected:
    ASTM Cement and Concrete Standards: Relationship to ACI 318
    Date: Nov. 15-17 2008
    South African Bureau of Standards
    Course Selected:
    Gasoline: Specifications, Testing and Technology
    Oct. 22- 24, 2008
    Instituto de Normas Técnicas de Costa Rica inviting the participation of the other Central American National Standards Bodies including: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.
    Course Selected:
    Major Testing Techniques for Plastics
    Oct. 21-23 2008
    Egyptian Organization for Standardization and Quality
    Course Selected:
    Statistics in Standards and Standards Development: Test Method
    Development and Validation/Statistics in Standards and Standards Development: Getting to Precision and Bias
    Oct. 21-23, 2008
    Chile Instituto Nacional de Normalización
    Course Selected:
    Technical and Professional Training Course on ASTM Cement and Concrete Standards: Relationship to ACI 318
    September/October 2008
    Colombia, Bogota
    Course Selected:
    Statistics in Standards and standards development: Test Method Development and Validation
    September 15-16, 2008
    Mongolian Agency for Standardization and Metrology
    Course Selected:
    Two-day Risk-Based Corrective Action for Chemical Releases training program
    June 16-17, 2008
    35 Participants
    The Standards Institution of Israel
    Course Selected:
    Flammability of Wearing Apparel and Flammability of Children's Sleepwear
    May 14-15, 2008
    10 Participants
    Taiwan Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection
    Course Selected:
    Gasoline: Specifications, Testing and Technology
    April 14-16, 2008
    31 Participants
    Jamaica Bureau of Standards
    Course Selected:
    ASTM Cement and Concrete Standards: Relationship to ACI 318
    Jan. 16-18, 2008
    25 Participants
    Zambia Bureau of Standards
    Course Selected:
    Specialized: Building Codes and Standards
    July 23-25, 2007
    35 Participants
    Vietnam Directorate for Standards and Quality (in conjunction with the gasoline training course in Vietnam, a two-day "train the trainer" program on gasoline was also conducted by Instructor Sal Rand.)
    Course Selected:
    Gasoline: Specifications, Testing and Technology
    May 29-31, 2007
    30 Participants
    Jordan Institution for Standards and Metrology
    Course Selected:
    Gasoline, Diesel Fuel and Jet Fuel
    May 8-10, 2007
    31 Participants
    Instituto Ecuatoriano de Normalización
    Course Selected:
    Gasoline: Specifications, Testing and Technology
    Feb. 12-14, 2007
    35 Participants
    Instituto Boliviano de Normalización y Calidad
    Course Selected:
    Textiles: Quality and Performance Standards
    Feb. 8-9, 2007
    31 Participants

    Coordinated ProgramsIn addition to the technical programs listed, five coordinated training programs with a broader scope of instruction were conducted in 2008. These programs included representatives from the ASTM Technical Committee Operations (TCO) and Publications and Marketing divisions, as well as Global Cooperation. Programs were conducted with China, Ecuador, Russia, Saudi Arabia with the five nations of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Standards Organization (GSO), and Qatar.


    China - April 2008Topic: Construction sustainability

    Partner organization: Hinton


    Russia - May 2008Topic: Metals, petroleum, construction, mobility

    Partner organizations: ANSI, API, ASME, NIST, SAE


    Ecuador - September 2008Topic: Concrete/cement

    Partner organization: Instituto Ecuatoriano del Cemento y del Concreto


    Gulf Region - November 2008Topic: Concrete/cement

    Partner organization: ACI (local)


    Virtual MOU Training ASTM International opens its doors to all technical experts with an interest in the standardization process. ASTM offers interactive web-based training workshops, using the Internet, your telephone, or VOIP. Training is targeted for members who have recently joined, or who would like to join ASTM International and who need guidance on how to get started. Participants learn how to work effectively and how to vote on ballots electronically, in addition to being provided with an opportunity to ask questions. For more information contact Jim Olshefsky.


    Archived Web TrainingASTM International, working cooperatively with its members and MoU partners, regularly provides guidance, training, and support to technical experts and the staff of national standards bodies. Training is provided on the ASTM standards development process and technical topics of interest in an effort to improve each country's health, safety, environmental, and economic conditions through the use of standards.

    Intensive Training Program - Zhejiang Province of China

    Intensive Training Program - Zhejiang Province of China

    Overview


    Intensive Training Program

    Intensive Training Programs in the U.S. are available to representatives of industry and government who wish to:

    1) Utilize or better understand and apply ASTM International standards,

    2) Contribute to or influence the content of the ASTM standards to reflect local market and regulatory needs

    The program typically includes 8 – 10 participants who are technical experts within a sector or technical area. Prior to coming to the U.S, the trainees receive preliminary training about ASTM and specific ASTM technical committees via the virtual meeting tool. The experts travel to ASTM headquarters during which they are engaged in learning about ASTM, selected technical committees and specific standards. They visit related government agencies and company locations and participate in the Committee Week meetings of pertinent ASTM technical committees. Costs are covered primarily by the participants’ sponsoring industry or government.


    China - September 2013 Topic: Petroleum

    Sponsor organizations: SINOPEC, SAC

    Latin America – December 2012 Topic: Concrete and Cement, Sponsor organization: Federación Iberoamericana del Hormigón Premezclado (FIHP)

    Chechen Republic - November 2011Topic: Topic: Public-Private Partnership in Standardization

    Sponsor organization: Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology (GOST-R) of the Russian Federation


    Trinidad & Tobago and Jamaica - November 2011Topic: Steel

    Sponsor organizations: TTBS, BSJ


    South Korea - January 2011Topic: Civil Nuclear Energy

    Sponsor organizations: KATS, KSA


    India - November 2009Topic: Plastics

    Sponsor organization: CIPET