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.
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
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
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