Course Description

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.

Topics Discussed:

  • 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.

Instructor: Norm Moreau


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