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 2023 Course Schedule - Listed below are the Packaging Certification Program (PCP) courses planned in FY 2023, 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 23 courses).

    Click on a Course title in the Table below to see the full course description and registration information.
Date (tentative) Title (course fee) Location
March 27-31, 2023 NP 701 – QA for Radioactive Material Packaging ($2,500) Lemont, IL 
May 1-5, 2023 NP 655 – Packaging Structural Analysis and Testing of Radioactive Material Packages (Fees waived) TBD 
May 8-12, 2023 Use of Certified Type B and Fissile Packages (No fee) Los Alamos, NM 
May 22-25, 2023  NP 620 – Fundamentals of Nuclear Security ($2,100) Albuquerque, NM 
June 12-16, 2023  NDA – Fundamentals of Nondestructive Assay ($2,500) Oak Ridge, TN 
July 10-14, 2023 NP 615 – Facility Decommissioning and Facility/Site Closure ($2,500) Lemont, IL 
July 11-20, 2023  NP 702 – Methods for Reviewing Safety Analysis Reports for Packages and Performing Confirmatory Analysis ($2,200)  Livermore, CA
July 24-28, 2023 NP 605 – Thermal Modeling and Testing of RAM Packages ($2,500) Albuquerque, NM 
July 31 - August 4, 2023 NP 652 – Response to Radioactive Material Transport Emergencies ($2,500) Lemont, IL 
August (TBD)  Explosives Analysis of Nuclear Packaging ($2,500) Albuquerque, NM 
August (TBD)  NP 703 – Management of SARP Preparation ($2,500) Aiken, SC 
September 11-15, 2023 NP 700 – ASME Pressure Vessel Code for Nuclear Transport and Storage ($2,500) Lemont, IL 

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