Commercial-grade dedication is a process by which a commercial-grade item (CGI) is designated for use as a basic component. This acceptance process is undertaken to provide reasonable assurance that a CGI to be used as a basic component will perform its intended safety function and, in this respect, is deemed equivalent to an item designed and manufactured under a 10 CFR Part 50, Appendix B, quality assurance program. This assurance is achieved by identifying the critical characteristics of the item and verifying their acceptability by inspections, tests, or analyses by the purchaser or third-party dedicating entity.

Who Should Attend our Commercial Grade Dedication Class?

  • Design & Procurement Engineers
  • Buyers and Supply Chain Personnel
  • Manufacturers wanting to implement an NQA-1 program
  • Manufacturers wanting to work with someone with an NQA-1 program
  • Anyone involved in the commercial grade dedication process

You Will Learn

  • What is the purpose of Commercial Grade Dedication?
  • How to perform Commercial Grade Dedication?
  • What is needed to start the process?
  • Technical Evaluation
  • Identifying the Safety Function
  • Identifying Critical Characteristics
  • Acceptance Planning
  • Engaging Restrictive “Reasonable Assurance”
  • Sample Selection Methodology
  • Supplier Dedication Oversight
  • What makes up a Lot/Batch?
  • Production Traceability
  • How to determine a Sampling Plan?
  • Hands-on Development of CGD Plan
  • Overview of CGD Process of Computer Program and Digital Equipment
  • CFSI, challenging dedications, and samples of Part 21 reports will be discussed, as well as additional evaluations of seismic sensitive components originally qualified.
You will receive a certificate of completion upon passing the exam.

Course Price: $1395.00

Course Date:

REGISTER NOW March 5-7, 2019

REGISTER NOW July 23-25, 2019

205 Scientific Drive
Norcross, GA 30092
Course Times: 8am-5pm (Tuesday & Wednesday)
                       8am-3pm (Thursday) 
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