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Dear Prospective NIAC Member,

Thank you for your interest in the Nuclear Industry Assessment Corporation (NIAC). We are a nonprofit corporation and run solely on annual membership dues. To meet membership requirements for joining NIAC you must agree to abide by the NIAC Bylaws l membership criteria, provide documentation that your company's QA Program comply with IOCFR50 Appendix B or an equivalent DOE Program, have a certified Lead Auditor, by written examination, whose qualifications meet ASME NQA-I, 2S-3, or ASME NQA-I Part I Requirement 2 Section 303, or ANSI N45.2.23, sign the NIAC Membership Agreement form, and pay the membership dues.

The NIAC membership meets twice a year; a non-mandatory meeting every June and our mandatory annual membership meeting held every November. Our mid-year General Membership meeting is scheduled in conjunction with the annual NUPIC Vendor Interface Committee Meeting held every June. The November meeting's emphasis is on member training, member qualification and Auditing Services activities.

Links to download the forms required to be submitted are at the bottom of this page.

If you are interested in joining, please take the following steps:

All documents to be submitted must be in English. No other language documents will be accepted.

  • Contact the NIAC Secretary to request a copy of the Corporation Bylaws and Membership Agreement form
  • Download the 2 Audit checklists. We have (2) two Checklists used to determine if your QA Program meets Industry requirements, and we desire that you use them for self-evaluation prior to making your application submittal, links for the (2) checklist's are at the bottom of this page.
  • Read and accept the NIAC Bylaws by completing the Membership Agreement form
  • Scan the following files into PDF format. File sizes no larger than 8 MB, that includes the following:
    • Signed Membership Agreement form and ensure your current quality assurance program is identified within paragraph 3 of the Agreement form.
    • A copy of your policy statement or similar statement from your QA Program, which commits compliance with the applicable elements of IOCFR50 Appendix B or DOE Program regulatory requirement in the space provided on the Agreement form
    • A copy of your supplier Audit Procedure, filled in NIAC Checklist
    • A copy of your Lead Auditor Certification Procedure
    • A copy of a complete Lead Auditor Certification Record package including all records that support the certification. Filled in NIAC Audit Checklist.

Submit the requested documents through the Upload link on this page for review and acceptance by the Membership Committee. Uploads should be in .pdf formatted files and there is an 8 MB size limit for any upload. Upon completion of the document uploads, the Secretary will provide a courtesy receipt acknowledgement. Depending on the legibility and completeness of your submittal to the review process, membership acceptance can take weeks or months. Members of the Membership Review Committee are volunteers and perform these reviews outside of their company time. The assigned review member will contact you to attempt to resolve any issues with the submittals.

Annual dues for membership are stated in our NIAC Membership Dues Invoice, which the NIAC Secretary will provide upon confirmation your submitted document package meets NIAC Bylaws requirements for membership. Dues are payable to Nuclear Industry Assessment Corporation, attention NIAC Treasurer to the address indicated on the invoice.

If you are inquiring about joining mid-year (December through June) but have no plans to request audits prior to the November meeting, we suggest you hold off on any dues payments until the dues for the upcoming year are set in July. However, you may proceed with the application and associated document submittals to ensure your program satisfies the NIAC acceptance criteria.

If you are joining mid-year (December through June) and wish to obtain a maximum of 2 completed NIAC member assessments before the annual November member meeting, we need your commitment for 2 years of membership dues; one payment for the current year, and one payment for the upcoming year. This payment may be made in one or two payments but shall total twice the dues required for the current year. If the dues for the upcoming year increase, a supplemental payment will be needed after the invoice for the upcoming year is issued in July.

Many of your questions may already be answered in the FAQ's on the NIAC Website. However, if you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact me at 281-222-2708 or by e-mail at [email protected]

Sincerely,
Jim Peters
NIAC Secretary

NQTS, LLC.
National Quality Technical Services
2525 Old Farm Road Unit 1324 Houston, TX 77063

 

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