Topics Include

  • Nuclear Industry Codes and Standards - including 10CFR50 Appendix B, ANSI N45.2 and NQA-1.
  • Audit Program Overview - program objectives, audit types and stages.
  • Commercial Grade Dedication - Methods & Commercial Grade Surveys
  • The Role of the Auditor - auditing principles, ethics and  Auditor Dos and Don’ts..
  • Audit Planning - audit plan and checklist development.
  • Observation Techniques - Performance Based Auditing, what to observe, how to observe, preparation and performance.
  • Audit Performance - entrance & exit meetings, interviewing techniques, findings and report writing.
  • Audit Follow-up - status monitoring, corrective action verification, and closeout.

Who Should Attend

Anyone responsible for leading a nuclear QA audit, or auditors-in-training needing to meet the training requirements of ANSI N45.2.23 and/or NQA-1. More specifically:

  • Quality Engineers
  • Quality Managers
  • QA Auditors

Also, owners and managers interested in developing and implementing an NQA-1 Program at their
companies have found this course useful.

Course Benefits

  • Successful completion of this course and  examination satisfies the training requirements necessary for certification as a lead auditor in accordance with ANSI N45.2.23 and/or NQA-1.
  • Gain the knowledge and skills of Nuclear QA Auditing.
  • Receive "hands on" training in auditing activities.
  • Become knowledgeable in the 18 Criteria of 10CFR50, Appendix B and NQA-1.

Course Presentation

The course is comprised of formal classroom sessions, role playing exercises, audit team activities, and open discussion.  Real-life scenarios are used throughout the course to provide the students with experience in dealing with situations that may arise during an audit. The course provides not only the necessary auditing skills, but also provides experience in applying them.

Daily Schedule

Please see our Schedule page for day-by-day schedule and curriculum.

Sessions run from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM daily, except for last day (end at noon).  An exam
will be given on the last day.

General Information

Cost: $1800
The cost includes refreshments for breaks and lunch each day.  Limited seating is available.

Dates and Locations

April 22 -26, 2024, Batavia, NY

Sept 23 - 27, 2024, Transcat-Rochester, NY

All Batavia classes will be held at:

Genesee County Economic Development Center
Innovation Zone
99 MedTech Drive
Batavia, NY 14020
This location is easily accessible from both the Rochester and Buffalo, NY airports.
Hotel information available.

Cancellation and Refund Policy
Full tuition is refunded for cancellations made more than 30 days before the program begins.  Substitute participants are welcome.  Tuition is refunded if Kinetix Quality Services cancels the program.

You may register by calling (585) 771-7327, using the Registration Form, or by E-Mail. Please include name, title, company and phone number when registering.

More Questions?
Please see the FAQ.