Providing consultation, training, and facilitation in the design, development, implementation, maintenance, and audit of ASME NQA-1 Quality Assurance Programs for 100's of DOE and Nuclear Industry clients!
4 1/2 days -- 3.6CEU's -- Copyright 2021, LMJ International, all rights reserved.
Who should attend:
Quality Assurance Managers, Project Managers, Inspection, Test, Internal and External Audit personnel, and representatives from Procurement Quality, Project Quality Engineering and Supplier Control with defined responsibilities and authorities for the effective implementation of the quality assurance program and requirements.
This course is designed for those concerned with assuring product, process, and program conformance to requirements by conducting effective, performance-based audits of the Nuclear Quality Assurance Program and improved performance. Experience has proven these techniques extremely useful for engineering, production, procurement, environmental, health, and safety management personnel and all those responsible for implementation of the quality assurance program and requirements. This course is the required formal training specified in NQA-1, Requirement 2, for the qualification and certification of NQA-1 Lead Auditors.
Interactive audit team exercises will cover the development of a detailed, comprehensive audit plan and all aspect of audit planning. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of conducting the preliminary document review of the audited organization's Nuclear Quality Assurance Manual and supporting procedures prior to the audit. Useful, value-added techniques will include integration of this information into the "tailored made" auditor's checklist through hands-on exercises covering procedure review, checklist development, audit coordination, and establishment of specific contact personnel.
Participants will receive a comprehensive overview and interpretation for audit of ASME NQA-1: 2008 (with 2009 and 2011 addenda), which is the version most widely recognized for use on new contracts by federal regulators and their prime contractors internationally. These requirements are compared to more current versions (2012/2015), which are recognized by the NRC under Regulatory Guide 1.28 (2017 revision). This in-depth information is vital for organizations in the process of upgrading their programs and management systems currently to ISO9000, AS9100, 10CFR Part 50 Appendix B, NCA 3800/4000, and/or ASME Section 3 Quality Requirements.
Specially designed course exercises and case studies will follow the QA Program at crucial points in the flow of materials through a manufacturing/processing/storage facility. Management, design engineering, procurement, receiving and receiving storage, fabrication, special processes nonconforming material, document control, records management, material storage and shipping are studied in detail. UPDATED audit protocol and information on Commercial Grade Items and Services is included, as well as use of both the NIAC and NUPIC auditor checklists for internal or external audits. Updates on Remote auditing is included.
The written examination required by NQA-1: 2008, Requirement 2, Quality Assurance Program, Paragraph 303.4, and ANSI N45.2.23 requirements, will be administered at approximately 11:00am on the final day of the course presentation (Day 5).
Over 8000 participants have benefited from this training since 1970. We are now presenting Revision 27 (08/24/2020) of this course, and our continous dedication to improvement from the original, "first ever" publication and training for the Quality Auditor, as developed by the founding father of our profession, L. Marvin Johnson.
Cost: (group rates available!)
$1495.00, which includes the complete student course manual, standards and specifications, administration of the written examination, and certificate of attendance. Advance payment is requested, unless other arrangements are made ahead of time. Group discounts are available for 3 or more registered participants!
There is no charge for sending a substitution if you are unable to attend the course. Cancellations received 10 days or less prior to the course start date are subject to the full course fee. Substitutions and cancellations may be made by phone, fax, email, or mail (if received within 10 days of the course start date.)
Daily Schedule: (4 1/2 Days)
7:00am - 3:30 pm Monday through Thursday; Friday 7:00am - 12:00pm. (All time Pacific Standard Time)