REGISTRATION OPEN Introduction to Quality Assurance

PEL 7297

This course is a one-day workshop on the fundamentals of Quality Assurance (QA). It is designed to introduce participants to the Principles of Quality Assurance as they are used in the nuclear Industry and in the Pressure Boundary of Nuclear Power Plants. Throughout the day, the intent, controls and requirements and assessment of Quality Assurance will be examined in workshops with presentation.

Register & PAY three (3) weeks before the start: $750.00 (pp/plus HST).
Register within three (3) weeks of the start: $890.00 (pp/plus HST).
Group pricing available; please contact [email protected] or Call (416) 253-9459**.
Payment can be made by Credit Card or Purchase Order

Duration: 1 Full-day

Course Content

A one-day workshop (8:30 am – 4:00 pm) consisting of the following:

  • Discussion on the concepts related to Quality.
    • Quality
    • Quality Control
    • Assurance
    • Quality Assurance
    • Quality Management
  • Why is QA important to nuclear?
  • Why are there four distinct Quality Assurance programs?

Who Should Attend?

This course will be of interest to personnel in the many roles and disciplines of the Nuclear Power Plant industry. It is particularly useful as introductory training for personnel at most levels who are entering the nuclear industry or have no experience in QA. This course is very useful for people requiring an introductory understanding of the relationships between QA and final product or service and how it relates to the organizational needs and procurements. The course has been offered many times at the Canadian Nuclear Utilities to introduce participants to the above concepts.


At the completion of this training session the participants will have attained the following skills/knowledge:

  • An understanding of the principles of Quality and Quality Assurance.
  • dentify the role of Quality Assurance in processes and organizational structure.
  • Understand the concepts of quality and the importance of the quality statement and the role of Quality Assurance in assuring that the quality statement becomes a quality product.
  • Understanding the concept of grading.

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Normal Ticket Fee $890.00 CAD   Goes On Sale
June 22, 2024
Early Bird Fee $750.00 CAD  

  •  July 12, 2024
     8:30 am - 4:00 pm


  • Mr. Richard W. Barnes, P. Eng.
    Mr. Richard W. Barnes is the Principle Engineer at ANRIC Enterprises Inc. and has been actively involved for over 30 years in the development of the ASME and CSA Codes and Standards associated with Pressure Boundary for both nuclear and non-nuclear power plants. Mr. Barnes leads the team at ANRIC Enterprises Inc that offers technical assistance for companies registering Pressure Boundary products, and provides expert consultation on the application of the various pressure boundary codes. The ANRIC team also develops and delivers training on both the CSA and ASME Codes and Standards for delivery on-site at the ANRIC Learning Centre and off-site at the clients’ premises. Mr. Barnes sits on various code committees responsible for the development of Codes and Standards. He is the...
    • Past- chair and member of the ASME Standard Committee of the BPV III, which is responsible for the development of Section III of the ASME BPV Code;
    • past Vice-Chair and member of N285A Technical Committee on CANDU Nuclear Power Plant Systems and Components
    • member of the B51Technical Committee on Boilers and Pressure Vessels
    • member of N286 Technical Committee on Overall Quality Assurance for Nuclear Power Plants of the CSA Standards Committee
    • member of ASME B16 Standards Committee of Standardization of Valves, Flanges, Fittings and Gaskets
    • member of the Subcommittee responsible for development of the B16:34 Standard .
    Mr. Barnes has received the...
    • ASME Dedicated Service Award and the highest ASME Nuclear award
    • the Bernard F. Langer Nuclear Codes and Standards Award in recognition for his contributions to the nuclear industry.
    In 2007, was elected to the ASME Grade of Fellow. In 2009, Mr. Barnes received the CNA Outstanding Contribution Award and in 2011 the CSA Award of Merit.

Important Payment Information

Full payment is due at time of registration. Payment can be made via cheque, credit card (VISA, MasterCard or American Express) or purchase order.

Payment is non-refundable within 3 weeks prior to the start of the course.

Cancellation must be received in writing 7 days prior to course start date. You may send a substitute. Notification of a substitute must be received at least 72 hours prior to the commencement of the course to allow time for delivery of course material. If a substitute is not available, the fee for the course may be used towards another ANRIC course at a later date.

ANRIC Enterprises Inc. reserves the right to cancel any course and/or change lecturers. Courses that fail to register a “MINIMUM” of 6 participants will be cancelled. Personnel who require this course to meet qualification requirements should contact the office at [email protected] to discuss/arrange other options.

Important Course Information:

  • The course is delivered on-line.
  • The maximum number of people per course is 16 people. This limitation is set because the courses are run with Workshops using Breakout Rooms to provide for maximum interaction and learning experience. This provides an excellent learning opportunity.
  • All rights, title and content of the course manuals and all other instructional material shall remain the property of ANRIC Enterprises Inc.
  • The manuals will be delivered to course participants by courier (a mailing address will be required to participate in this course).
  • This course requires participants to have video and audio capability.
  • There will be an examination at the end of each course. ANRIC Enterprises Inc. will only provide certificates of successful completion for participants that achieve an examination result of 80% or higher. Video access is required for the checkout.

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