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ASME NQA-1 Requirements for Computer Software used in Nuclear Facilities (Virtual Classroom)

Learn to apply NQA-1 to the practice of developing, using, maintaining or procuring software used in nuclear facilities.

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The course runs from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM and 2:00 PM to 6 PM Eastern each day.

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Focusing primarily on Subpart 2.7, QA Requirements for Computer Software, this course examines the requirements found in NQA-1 for using computer software in nuclear facilities. Participants will learn to apply NQA-1 to the practice of developing, using, maintaining or procuring software used in nuclear facilities.

Course Materials (included in the price of the course)
Each participant will receive digital access to ASME NQA-1 - Quality Assurance Requirements for Nuclear Facility Applications (QA) Standard in class and a downloadable version of the course presentation.

You Will Learn To

  • Explain how ASME NQA-1 applies to computer software such as design and analysis software including use of spreadsheets, custom developed software, configurable software such as that found in digital instrumentation and control systems, and acquired software including software dedication
  • Describe the regulatory requirements, standards, and guidance associated with computer software used in nuclear facilities
  • Identify the elements of a QA Plan for computer software activities
  • Prepare and conduct a computer software audit

Who Should Attend
Design, software, and quality engineers; regulators; licensing and procurement personnel; program managers; and auditors. Participants should have a general understanding of the software development life cycle and quality assurance process.

This ASME Virtual Classroom course is held live with an instructor on our online learning platform. Certificate of completion will be issued to registrants who successfully attend and complete the course

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Course Outline

Day One

  • Introduction to software standards
  • Standards and guidelines for software in the nuclear industry
    • Frameworks for software standards
  • Types of software used in the nuclear industry
    • Evolution of software controls in NRC (nuclear regulatory commission)
  • Overview of NQA-1 Requirements
    • History
    • Organizational structure of ASME NQA-1
    • The consensus process
    • How changes are incorporated into the standard

 Day Two

  • Applying NQA-1 to Safety and Non-Safety Software
    • How the Software Engineering Method applies to software
    • Software configuration management
    • Software design requirements
    • The structure of Subpart 2.7 (computer software)
  • Assessment and Auditing Software
    • Software products subject to audit
    • ASME NQA, IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), and DOE standards for auditing software
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Instructors

Norman P. Moreau, P.E., CSQE, CQA, ASME Fellow

Senior Principal Consultant for Theseus Quality Assurance, LLC

Norman P. Moreau, P.E., ASME Fellow and Instructor, CSQE, CQA, Senior Principal Consultant for Theseus Quality Assurance, LLC, has over 35 years of experience in quality assurance, project management, engineering, and organizational administration.

Nancy Kyle

Principal Consultant for Theseus Quality Assurance, LLC

Nancy M. Kyle is the Senior Principal Consultant for Theseus Quality Assurance, LLC, and has over thirty-five years of experience in government and commercial nuclear facilities.

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Virtual Classroom

Live course with an instructor and peers held in an online learning environment with digital enhancements and online materials.
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