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.

  • Awarded - 2022 W. Edwards Deming Outstanding Training Award - Agile Management.  Presented by the Graduate School USA to the University of Nevada at Reno and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Packaging Certification Program for their unique programs for the Graduate Certificate in Nuclear Packaging and the Graduate Certificate in Transportation Security and Safeguards External Link  - link to Graduate School website ( 
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  • FY 24 Course Schedule - Listed below are the Packaging Certification Program (PCP) remaining course scheduled in FY24 (through September).   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 23 and FY24 courses).

    Click on a Course title in the Table below to see the full course description and registration information.

    As of September 14, 2023, the courses listed below with the “NP” prefix are offered for graduate credit by the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR).   All students who wish to earn UNR credit must enroll using UNR’s normal websites and pay UNR fees before the first day of class.  See Link for additional information, including the enrollment manual.  Note – These UNR fees are in addition to course fees listed.
Date (tentative) Title (course fee) Location
February 26-March 1, 2024  NP 658 – Use of Certified Type B and Fissile Packages ($2,500) Los Alamos, NM 
March 4-8, 2024  Radiation and Nuclear Criticality Analysis of RAM Packages ($2,500) Oak Ridge, TN 
April 8-11, 2024  NP 625 – Transportation Physical Security ($2,500) Albuquerque, NM 
April 15-19, 2024  NP 605 – Thermal Modeling and Testing of RAM Packages ($2,500) Albuquerque, NM 
May 20-24, 2024  NP 606 – Containment Analysis of Radioactive Material Transportation Packages ($TBD) Livermore, CA 
June 3-7, 2024  NP 615 – Facility Decommissioning and Facility/Site Closure ($2,500) Lemont, IL 
June 12-19, 2024  NP 604 – Radioactive Material Packaging QC/QA: Part 1 Welding/NDE Quality Control, & Part 2 Software Quality Assurance ($2100) Livermore, CA 
June 17-21, 2024  Fundamentals of Nondestructive Assay ($2,500) Oak Ridge, TN 
August 5-9, 2024  NP 652 – Response to Radioactive Material Transport Emergencies ($2,500) Lemont, IL 
August 12-16, 2024  NP 608 – Radioactive Material Package Operation and Leak Testing ($TBD) Aiken, SC 
August 19-23, 2024  Fundamental of Cyber-Physical Security ($2,500) Richland, WA 
August 26-30, 2024  NP 710 – Nuclear Security During US Domestic Transport ($2,500) Lemont, IL 

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