PRI Training's AC7114 - Expectations Webinar is a 3-hour training session that provides a detailed review of the changes to AC7114 (Nadcap Audit Criteria for Non Destructive Testing Suppliers Accreditation Program), including clarification of NDT personnel certification requirements to meet Nadcap expectations.

Course Topics Include:

  • Rationale and explanation of the latest changes to AC7114
  • Interpretation of the Nadcap NDT Task Group expectation for checklist compliance
    • NDT Quality System Requirements (Level 3 Responsibility, Internal NDT Audits, Performance Review, etc)
    • NDT Personnel Certification (Written Practice, Personnel Records, Examinations, Supplier Level 3 Personnel, etc)
    • Equipment Calibration

Duration: 3.0 hours (approximately)

Cost: $200.00 per person

Who should attend? Quality Managers, Quality Engineers, NDT Level 2 and 3 Personnel

Course Title Date Time Action
AC7114 Expectations 20 Apr 2021 10:00am - 1:00pm ET
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PRI Training's AC7108/14 - Stripping of coatings as a sub-contract process training is a review of AC7108/14, Stripping of Coatings as a Sub-Contract Process, to identify unique requirements for this process and what documentation and records are required to comply to AC7108.

Course Topics Include:

  • When is AC7108/14 required
  • Review of specific requirements)
  • Examples of how to meet requirements in AC7108 in regard to documentation and records

Duration: 2 hours

Cost: $200

Who should attend? Auditees looking to include AC7108/14 in their scope and Internal Auditors who will audit to AC7108/14

Webinar Title Date Time Action
AC7108/14 - Stripping of coatings as a sub-contract process 11 Mar 2021 10:00am - 1:00pm ET
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The Chemical Processing: The Science and Application of Plating (2 days) course is ideal for all personnel connected to plating planning, results, controls, oversight, troubleshooting, and hands-on application. Understanding the process, applying correct data collection, and maintenance can result in zero defects.

Course Topics Include:

  • Give all responsible parties the tools to totally understand the processes to a “zero defect” end
  • Importance of the relationships in all steps of the plating process
  • Ensure an understanding of lot and periodic test and the significance of sampling plans
  • Facilitate the understanding of pre-treatment and post-treatment steps

Duration: 2 Days

Cost:$840

Who should attend? Plant Managers, Quality Managers, Process Engineers, Process Supervisors, Process Operators, Maintenance Managers

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Chemical Processing: The Science and Application of Plating (2-Day) No sessions at this time

The Chemical Processing: The Science and Engineering of Anodizing (2 days) course is designed to provide an understanding of the science and engineering of chemical process used to modify and enhance surface properties and performance.

Participants will learn to:

  • Provide knowledge of the anodizing process and the important differences between chromating, anodizing and plating with particular reference to the importance of the alloy (metal) and the process solutions and chemistry involved.
  • Facilitate the understanding or preparation, processing and stripping of chromating and various types of anodizing and their effects on the final product properties.
  • Gain an understanding of key lot and periodic tests and their significance.
  • Provide a chemical approach for better understanding of the importance of written instructions and procedures.
  • Illustrate the value of records and their review.

Duration: 2 Days

Cost:$840

Who should attend? Plant Managers, Quality Managers, Process Engineers, Process Supervisors, Process Operators, Maintenance Managers

Webinar Title Date Time Action
Chemical Processing: The Science and Engineering of Anodizing (2-Day) 17-18 Mar 2021 4:00am - 12:00pm ET
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The symposium has been designed to help Coating suppliers achieve merit. The Coatings task group is committed to meet and exceed the Nadcap goal of 80% or more Suppliers on Merit by offering a review of the merit criteria along with a look into ideas and strategies for achieving merit.

Course Topics Include:

  • Merit Overview
    • Definition
    • Benefits
    • Accreditation Length
    • Timeline
  • 18 Month Merit Criteria
    • Summary of the seven criteria
    • Detailed look at each criteria with explanations, common pitfalls and strategies
  • 24 Month Merit Criteria
    • Summary of the three criteria
    • Detailed look at each criteria with explanations, common pitfalls and strategies

Duration: 2.0 hours

Cost: $200.00 per person

Who should attend? Quality Managers and Quality Engineers

Webinar Title Date Time Action
Coatings: Achieving Merit No sessions at this time TBD -----

This course is developed with the understanding that personnel training and experience is the most important documentation for Nondestructive Testing (NDT) personnel. Without the proper documentation associated with training and experience, a career in NDT can be riddled with retesting, retraining, constantly starting over, etc. If the individual continues to work in the NDT career field, then personnel qualification records should be designed objectively to travel with the inspector from one job to another. This course will discuss and define the NAS-410 and Nadcap Audit Criteria for taking an individual from Trainee to a Level 1 or Level 2 Qualified Inspector in the different NDT Methods. It will help attendee formulate formal training plans. Sample OJT plans will be reviewed and critiqued. Attendees will assess some ideal examples of training and experience records. The course will also highlight some frequent nonconformances (NCRs) due to training and experience documentation issues.

Course Topics Include:

  • NAS-410/Nadcap experience and training requirements
  • A few Subscriber unique experience and training requirements
  • Experience/Training documentation requirements
  • Formulating a formal training plan
  • Sample OJT Records for PT, MT, UT, RT, and DDA/CR
  • Frequent nonconformances (NCR's)

Duration: 3.0 hours

Cost: $200.00 per person

Who should attend? The course will suit anyone actively involved in the training and qualification of NDT personnel. It also is recommended for Level 3's, or soon to be Level 3's in all methods

Webinar Title Date Time Action
Creating a Formal Training Plan to NAS/410/Nadcap Requirements 14 Jan 2021 10:00am - 1:00pm ET
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Creating a Formal Training Plan to NAS/410/Nadcap Requirements 29 Apr 2021 10:00am - 1:00pm ET
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This course is designed to provide an overview of the internal self audit requirements for accessing and elimination risk to the associated audit criteria. The class focuses on evaluating and eliminating the risk of the most common findings starting from AC7114 through AC7114/1 and AC7114/2.

Duration: 1 Day

Cost:$578

Who should attend? Plant Managers, Quality Managers, Process Engineers, Process Supervisors, Process Operators and Maintenance Managers

Webinar Title Date Time Action
Error Proofing Your Penetrant & Magnetic Particle Requirements 18-19 Nov 2020 10:00am - 1:30pm ET
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The one-day Nadcap Audit Criteria Review - Electronics (ETG) course provides a complete overview of Nadcap requirements related to the ETG audit, focusing solely on technical aspects.

Course Topics Include:

  • Present the structure and format of an Electronics audit.
  • Assure and understanding of the content and intent of all sections of the AC7119, AC7120 and AC7121 Audit Criteria series used during a Electronics audit.

Duration: 1 Day

Cost:$578 per person

Who should attend? Those who have general oversight responsibilities for Nadcap ETG audits, or supporting them. Those who need to understand, or to confirm their understanding of what should be happening during ETG audits.

Webinar Title Date Time Action
Nadcap Audit Criteria Review: Electronics 2-part series 26-27 Nov 2020 9:00am - 1:00pm ET
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The one-day Nadcap Audit Criteria Review - Metallic Materials Testing Laboratories (MTL) course provides a complete overview of Nadcap requirements related to the Metallic Materials Testing Laboratories (MMTL) audit and is conducted by experienced instructors.

Course Topics Include:

  • Present the structure and format of a Nadcap Materials Testing Laboratories audit.
  • Assure an understanding of the content and intent of all sections of each AC7101 Audit Criteria series used during a Materials Testing Laboratories audit.

Duration: 1 Day

Cost:$578 per person

Who should attend? Those who have general oversight responsibilities for Nadcap ETG audits, or supporting them. Those who need to understand, or to confirm their understanding of what should be happening during ETG audits.

Webinar Title Date Time Action
Nadcap Audit Criteria Review: Nadcap Materials Testing Laboratories 2-part series 1-2 Dec 2020 9:00am - 1:00pm ET
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The two-day Nadcap Audit Criteria Review - Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) course provides a complete overview of Nadcap requirements related to the NDT audit, focusing solely on technical aspects.

Course Topics Include:

  • Top Non-conformances (NCRs), including NCRs examples and NCRs responses. Also covered are the different NCRs categories and groupings as well as NCRs reports.
  • Review of the AC7114 & Supplemental Checklists to clarify the requirements of each section of each checklist. The Instructor also presents information on frequently found problems as well as explanations of current requirements and interpretations from the Task Group.
  • Preparing for the audit through a description of the planning needed during the six months before the audit, which also details actions that must be taken such as a self-audit and sending advance information to the Auditor.
  • What should happen during a NDT audit, from the moment the Auditor arrives until he leaves after the closing meeting.

Duration: 2 Days

Cost:$788 per person

Who should attend? Those who have general oversight responsibilities for Nadcap NDT audits, or supporting them. Those who need to understand, or to confirm their understanding of what should be happening during NDT audits.

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Nadcap Audit Criteria Review: NonDestructive Testing No sessions at this time

The two-day Nadcap Audit Criteria Review- Welding (WLD) course provides a complete overview of Nadcap requirements related to the WLD audit, focusing solely on technical aspects.

Course Topics Include:

  • Top Non-conformances (NCRs), including NCRs examples and NCRs responses. Also covered are the different NCRs categories and groupings as well as NCRs reports.
  • Review of the AC7110 & Supplemental Checklists to clarify the requirements of each section of each checklist. The Instructor also presents information on frequently found problems as well as explanations of current requirements and interpretations from the Task Group.
  • Preparing for the audit through a description of the planning needed during the six months before the audit, which also details actions that must be taken such as a self-audit and sending advance information to the Auditor.
  • What should happen during a WLD audit, from the moment the Auditor arrives until he leaves after the closing meeting.

Duration: 2 Days

Cost:$790 per person

Who should attend? Anyone involved with Welding who is looking to obtain Nadcap accreditation or improve their audit performance

Course Title Date Time Action
Nadcap Audit Criteria Review- Welding (2-Day) 6-7 Apr 2021 9:00am - 5:00pm ET
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Nadcap Audit Preparation - Chemical Processing (CP) is a two-day course that provides a complete overview of Nadcap requirements related to the CP audit.

Course Topics Include:

  • Scope of the Chemical Processing audit and Table 1
  • Review and discussion of the Top 10 audit findings
  • Explanation and clarification of the checklist requirements and checklist appendices
  • Continual process improvement

Duration: 2 Days

Cost:$788

Who should attend? Those who need to understand or to confirm their understanding of what should be happening during a Chemical Processing Audit

Webinar Title Date Time Action
Nadcap Audit Preparation: Chemical Processing (2-Day) 23-24 Nov 2020 8:00am - 5:00pm ET
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Nadcap Audit Preparation: Chemical Processing (2-Day) 7-8-9 Jun 2021 9:00am - 2:00pm ET
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Nadcap Audit Preparation - Materials Testing Laboratories (MTL) is a two-day course that provides a complete overview of Nadcap requirements related to the MTL audit.

Course Topics Include:

  • Scope of an MTL Audit through a review of the requirements for Materials Testing Laboratories, including Quality Systems
  • Review of the checklists to clarify the requirements of each section of each of the checklists, down to individual questions where appropriate. The Instructor also presents information on frequently found problems as well as explanation of current requirements and interpretations from the Task Group
  • Review and discussion of the Top 10 non-conformances (NCR), including paragraphs where the most NCRs are written against. Also explained are the NCR classification, the failure process and what it means, and how the Supplier Merit Program works

Duration: 2 Days

Cost:$788

Who should attend? Anyone involved with Metallic Materials Testing Laboratories who is looking to obtain Nadcap accreditation or improve their audit performance

Webinar Title Date Time Action
Nadcap Audit Preparation: MTL 9-10 Jun 2021 11:00am - 7:00pm ET
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PRI Training's Nadcap Penetrant (PT) & Magnetic Particle (MT) Self Risk Assessment webinar is designed for reviewing the potential failure modes of some of the most common findings associated with penetrant and magnetic particle audit criteria, and the associated NDT quality system questions in AC7114, through AC7114/1 and AC7114/2. The course content will briefly highlight some of the most common findings documented within the past year to eighteen months.

Course Topics Include:

  • A brief overview of the personnel requirements of PT & MT, by reviewing and looking for failure modes
  • A brief overview of the process control requirements for PT & MT, by reviewing and looking for failure modes
  • A brief overview of the job compliance requirements for PT & MT, by reviewing the requiremets and looking for failure modes

Duration: 3.0 - 3.5 hours

Cost: $200.00

Who should attend?: Quality Managers and Quality Engineers

Webinar Title Date Time Action
Nadcap Penetrant (PT) & Magnetic Particle (MT) Self Risk Assessment 1 Dec 2020 1:00pm - 4:00pm ET
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Nadcap Penetrant (PT) & Magnetic Particle (MT) Self Risk Assessment 11 May 2021 1:00pm - 4:00pm ET
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This course will summarize all personnel qualification requirements in accordance with NAS 410, EN 4179 and the Nadcap criteria for all qualification Levels, including the Auditor and Instructor. Some unique Subscriber supplemental requirements will also be presented. This course will emphasize what documentation the auditee, and internal and external auditors should expect to review to demonstrate completeness to the stated requirements.

Course Topics Include:

  • Personnel Qualification Training and Experience Requirements
  • Examination Requirements
  • Maintenance Reviews
  • Some unique Subscriber requirements
  • Auditing Personnel Records
  • Summary Documentation Review Checklist
  • Frequent NCRs

Duration: 2.5- 3 hours (approximately)

Cost: $200

Who should attend? This course is designed for the individuals responsible for the qualification and certification of personnel, the keeper of NDT personnel records, internal and external NDT auditors, NDT Trainers, Quality Managers, and NDT Level 3s.

Webinar Title Date Time Action
NDT Personnel Qualification Records 22 Apr 2021 10:00am - 1:00pm ET
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PRI Training's Nonconventional Machining Nadcap Style training covers the fundamentals of nonconventional machining as defined by Nadcap. Each of the methods will be covered in technical detail. Also addressed in this course will be the NMSE Task Group operations and the basics of the audit process. Concluding the course will be the most common NCRs identified in Nonconventional Machining audits over the last three years.

Course Topics Include:

  • Electrochemical Machining (ECM)
  • Electrochemical Grinding (ECG)
  • Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM)
  • Laser Beam Machining (LBM)
  • Laser Part Marking (LPM)
  • Spark Erosion Grinding (SEG)
  • Abrasive Water Jet Machining (AWJM)

Duration: 2 hours

Cost: $200

Who should attend? Those seeking initial accreditation for Nonconventional Machining, and also those that have an accreditation in Nonconventional Machining but are looking to expand scope to a new method. It is also beneficial for those looking to understand the details of a Nonconventional Machining audit

Webinar Title Date Time Action
Nonconventional Machining Nadcap Style 29 Jan 2021 10:00am - 1:00pm ET
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