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Global Quality Assurance, Inc. (GQA) is an auditing, consulting and source surveillance service organization. Our objective is to provide thorough, comprehensive, and effective evaluations of company and supplier Quality Assurance Programs, both domestic and internationally. Since 2001, GQA has maintained an ASME NQA-1 Nuclear Quality Program through our corporate office in Orlando, FL. Our program has been found effective by nuclear industry groups such as NUPIC and NIAC.

Deborah Kirk, GQA Founder, has extensive experience at nuclear power plants and in supporting the suppliers to the industry. Before establishing GQA, Ms. Kirk was previously a power plant QA Manager and has more than 30 years of experience in the industry. GQA Quality Manager, Frances Faulkenberg, has held various management and field positions with GQA since the company was founded. In addition, GQA quality representatives have an average of twenty years experience in Quality Assurance and/or Quality Control.

We presently have approximately forty (40) Lead Auditors and Technical Specialists at our client’s disposal. Our staff is proficient in the development and implementation of ASME NQA-1 and 10 CFR 50 Appendix B nuclear quality programs, nuclear audits and survey performances, nuclear training and commercial grade item dedication. We also offer consulting and technical services such as procurement engineering, witness inspections, QA/QC supervision and expediting.

GQA Lead Auditors and Technical Specialists augment nuclear power plant staff and support numerous suppliers to the nuclear industry. We also provide second or third party assessments of your design, manufacturing, inspection, testing and/or the overall effectiveness of your quality system. Auditing services are provided for internal assessments or external supplier reviews.

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"Loved it. Now I finally get the overall intent of NQA-1."

- John T.
Texas

"This was the best training class I have attended in a long time. Material was well covered and met published description."

- Thomas J.
Massachusetts

Upcoming Events

Nuclear Internal / External Auditor Training

February 13-15, 2017
May 15-17, 2017
September 18-20, 2017

Nuclear Safety Culture, Root Cause & CFSI Training

February 15, 2017
May 17, 2017
September 20, 2017

Commercial Grade Item Dedication Training

February 16-17, 2017
May 18-19, 2017
September 21-22, 2017

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