Course Information

Key Course Topics (full curriculum)

The Regulations and Standards used by the Nuclear Industry
The Organization of the Nuclear Power Industry
Interpretations of the ASME NQA-1 Code and the Supplements
The Audit Process and Lead Auditor Responsibilities
Commercial Products and the Dedication Process (EPRI NP-5652)
Nuclear Industry Vendor Approval Organizations
General, Administrative and Basic Auditing Topics
Comparison of ISO 9001 vs ASME NQA-1

Who Should Attend

Individuals who want to become NQA-1, 10CFR50 Appendix B, or ANSI N45.2.23 Lead Auditors
Quality Professionals and Management Representatives
Anyone who will perform internal or supplier audits for nuclear industry activities
Representatives from companies seeking to learn more about entering the nuclear industry
Representatives from companies that recognize the value of operating a controlled quality management system
Experienced auditors seeking to hone their auditing skills
Quality Professionals seeking career broadening information


Studying the ASME NQA-1 standard prior to attending this course is not required but would be helpful.
An understanding of the basic function and purpose of quality management systems

What You Will Receive Upon Completion

Attendees who successfully pass the written examination will receive a "Certificate of Completion of Training and Examination” to demonstrate that the NQA-1 Lead Auditor training and examination requirements have been met. Attendees who do not achieve the required points to pass the course will receive a certificate of “attendance” only. Click here for an example NQA-1 "Training and Examination" Certificate

What is Included in the Price

Student manual including course materials, reference documents, and presentation slides
CD ROM including Sample Forms, NUPIC and NIAC Audit Checklists, and Templates for use in auditing
Certificates upon successful completion of course requirements
Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments each course day


The daily course schedule is provided, usually from 8:00am to 5:00pm but check the schedule. On the final day, attendees can expect to be finished by 12:30pm.

Cancellations and Substitutions

A full refund is given if notice of cancellation is given at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the course. A 50% refund is given for cancellations within 2 weeks of the first day of the course. Substitutions are welcome at any time.


Hotel accommodations are not included in the course price.  Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel arrangements. Where possible, a negotiated discount is available at the training facility. If applicable, this information will be listed with the course information.

Training at Your Location

Courses can be provided at your location. Please contact us at 404.247.9588 for information about on-site pricing.

Support from Registration through Certificate of Completion

Our staff is committed to providing support so you can focus on the class. Once you register for a course by phone, by fax, or online, we will send you a registration confirmation e-mail and we mail and/or e-mail you additional information, if applicable.

  • Approximately 3 weeks prior to the course start date, we will e-mail you a course reminder to confirm your attendance.
  • For the course itself, we provide everything you need to facilitate your learning experience.
  • At the conclusion of the course, the instructor submits test scores (where applicable) and other necessary paperwork to the home office for processing.