The overall objective of this three-day course is for students to gain a working knowledge of the ASME NQA-1 standard of Quality Assurance Requirements for Nuclear Facility Applications (QA). Participants are introduced to the history, structure, and content of NQA-1. The course looks at acceptable methods for implementing an effective NQA-1 within various regulatory environments. Special topics of interest to the nuclear industry are discussed and current practices examined. These include commercial grade dedication, software QA, and use of relevant sub-parts.
- Regulatory requirements within the NRC and the DOE
- Evolution and Structure of NQA-1
- Develop an NQA-1 QA program
- Documenting an NQA-1 program
- Conduct, Design, and Test activities
- Procure items and services
- Control items and services
- Perform assessment activities
- Address special topics
Who Should Attend?
Quality Engineers, Auditors, Engineers, Project Managers, Inspection Personnel, Production Supervisors, Facility Representatives, Procurement Personnel, Safety System Oversight Staff, and Assessment Personnel.
Participants must obtain a copy of ASME NQA-1–2000 or newer, Quality Assurance Requirements for Nuclear Facility Applications (QA). Copies of NQA-1 can be purchased through the ASME Publications Website. Department of Energy students should bring copies of 10 CFR 830, Subpart A – Quality Assurance Requirements and DOE O 414.1C, Quality Assurance.