Packaging University


  • Packaging University - Since 1986, the US Department of Energy (DOE) Packaging Certification Program (DOE PCP) developed and delivered courses in all aspects related to Type B and fissile material package certification.  In 2016, DOE PCP partnered with University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) Mechanical Engineering (ME) Department to begin offering a 9-credit Graduate Certificate in Nuclear Packaging (GCNP).  In August 2020, DOE PCP and the UNR ME Department began offering a 9-unit Graduate Certificate in Transportation Security and Safeguards (GCTSS).

    For additional information on these certificate programs, click here for GCNP, and here for GCTSS.
  •  FY 2022 Course Schedule - Listed below are the Packaging Certification Program (PCP) courses planned in FY 2022, subject to COVID-19 restrictions.   Registration and course fee information will be emailed to RAMPAC subscribers (click here and follow the instructions to be added to the RAMPAC email list) and posted on this page when the registration websites are activated.  Note to DOE/DOE Contractors:  DOE PCP courses are an exempted event and therefore are not subject to the conference management approval and reporting process (see Exemption approval for FY 22 courses ).

    Courses with an "NP" prefix in the title are offered for credit through the University of Nevada – Reno, but non-credit attendees are welcome too!

    As of April 4, 2022, courses formerly numbered NP 600, 601, 602 and 603, have been elevated to a higher level (i.e., 7xx), which would be required for a possible future MS degree.  According to UNR, the old 600-level courses will count towards the credential, if they were taken within 8 years of a student entering the credential program.

    Click on a Course title in the Table below to see the full course description and registration information.
Date (tentative) Title (course fee) Location
August 8-12, 2022 Explosives Analysis of Nuclear Packaging ($2,500) Albuquerque, NM 
August 22-26, 2022 NP 608 – Radioactive Material Package Operation and Leak Testing ($2,150) Aiken, SC 
December 5-9, 2022 NP 711 – Nuclear Security During International Transport ($2,500) Lemont, IL 
December 6-15, 2022 NP 702 – Methods for Reviewing Safety Analysis Reports for Packages and Performing Confirmatory Analysis ($2,200) Livermore, CA 
March 13-17, 2023
(tentative dates)
NP 604 – Radioactive Material Packaging QC/QA: Part 1 Welding/NDE QC, & Part 2 Software QA ($2,100) Livermore, CA 
March 27-31, 2023 NP 701 – QA for Radioactive Material Packaging ($2,500) Lemont, IL 




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