UPON REQUEST Skills Training for Nuclear QA Auditor/Lead Auditor

This one-day course provides an in-depth working knowledge of the requirements and guidelines of NCA- 4000/NQA-1 used in the construction of pressure retaining components for Nuclear Power Plants for the qualification of Auditors/Lead Auditors.

The course:

  • Contains many examples of specific Do’s and Do Not’s of Auditor/Lead Auditor attributes
  • Introduces the subject of Internal Self-Assessments
  • Provides knowledge of topics to aid in passing a Lead Auditor Examination

It focuses on the NCA-4000/NQA-1 expectations for Lead Auditors and provides participants with a deeper understanding of what is expected of persons working and training to be Lead Auditors in the Quality Assurance programs for the Nuclear Industry.

Duration: Delivered over one(1) full-day

Course Content

  • Background and Introduction of ASME NQA-1 Requirements of ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code, Section III NCA-4000
  • Quality Assurance Program Requirements
  • Nuclear Audit Requirements
  • Audits vs Surveillance or Inspection
  • Qualification of QA Program Audit Personnel
  • Qualification of Lead Auditors

Course Content

  • Maintenance of Qualification and Records
  • Supplemental Requirements for Audits:
    • Education & Experience of Lead Auditors
    • Guidance on Audits
  • Compliance vs Performance-Based Audits
  • Auditing Do’s & Do Nots
  • Lead Auditor Attributes
  • Internal Self-Assessments

Who Should Attend?

This course will provide excellent training for persons whose work activity requires them to prepare for, conduct and follow up on nuclear QA audits. It will enhance their understanding of the importance of well-planned and executed audits. The course will be useful to those involved in performing nuclear audits including technical experts and those who are recipients of audits including: managers, supervisors, designers, inspectors, purchasing agents, manufacturers, regulators, nuclear operators andmaintenance personnel.


Course participants should understand the auditing requirements, and be provided with the knowledge to aid them in passing a Lead Auditor examination based on the material covered in this course.

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  • Skills Training for Nuclear QA Auditor/Lead Auditor
     August 3, 2023
     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.

Venue:   Online Training Session


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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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