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 2021 Course Schedule - Listed below are the Packaging Certification Program (PCP) courses planned in FY 2021, subject to COVID-19 restrictions.   Registration information and course fees 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 21 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!

    Click on a Course title in the Table below to see the full course description and registration information.
Date (tentative) Title (course fee) Location
July 26-30, 2021  NP 603 – Management of SARP Preparation ($1,440) Aiken, SC 
November 2-5 & 8-11, 2021 (tentative dates) NP 602 – Methods for Reviewing Safety Analysis Reports for Packages and Performing Confirmatory Analysis ($2,200) Livermore, CA 
December 6-10, 2021 (tentative dates) Radioactive Material Packaging QC/QA: Part 1 Welding/NDE Quality Control, & Part 2 Software Quality Assurance ($TBD) Livermore, CA 
TBD NP 611 – Nuclear and Other Radioactive Materials Transport Security - International ($TBD) Lemont, IL 
TBD NP 620 ‐ Fundamentals of Nuclear Security ($TBD) Albuquerque, NM 
TBD NP 630 ‐ Fundamentals of Nuclear Safeguards ($TBD) Oak Ridge, TN 




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