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MedAccred Program

Lean Manufacturing

California ETP Funding

Federal Funding

Nadcap Training Courses

Expert Resource specializes in all of these standards. Our consultants provide comprehensive services including document development, training, gap assessments, internal auditing, corrective action assistance, implementation and consulting.

Nadcap Special Processes / Programs

AC7004 Quality System
AC7005 Quality System
Chemical Processing
Conventional Machining
Elastomer Seals
Fluid Distribution Systems
Heat Treating
Materials Testing Laboratory
Measurement & Inspection
Metallic Materials Manufacturing
Non-Destructive Testing
Non-Metallic Materials Mfg
Non-Metallic Materials Testing
Nonconventional Machining
Surface Enhancement

Nadcap Prime Contractors

Aerojet Rocketdyne Airbus
BAE Systems Boeing
Bombardier COMAC
DCMA Eaton
General Dynamics
General Electric GKN Aerospace
Heroux Devtek Honeywell 
Israel Aerospace Latecoere
Leonardo SPA
Lockheed Martin Mitsubishi
MTU Aero Engines NAVAIR
Northrop Grumman Parker Aerospace
Raytheon Rockwell Collins
Rolls-Royce Safran
Singapore Technologies
Spirit Aerosystems Textron-Bell
Textron Systems Thales
Triumph GroupU.S. Airforce
UTC-GoodrichUTC-Hamilton Sundstrand
UTC-Pratt & WhitneyZodiac

Nadcap Seminar

Expert Resource offers a one-day Nadcap seminar introducing the basics of Nadcap standards, Roadmap to Nadcap Accreditation, step-by-step implementation guidance, tips for success, and resources.

This seminar is designed for beginners and those mid-way through implementation.

For more information, contact us at +1-714-337-3321 or click here to send an email.

Funding: Many of our clients qualify for State and/or US Federal funding for training. This reimburses costs associated with consulting and registration. Please contact us for more information.

Experienced Consultants for Every Nadcap Standard

A Roadmap to Nadcap Certification

Expert Resource is the leading provider of Nadcap consulting services.  100% of our clients (hundreds) pass their first attempt at certification.  Most of our consultants are spread throughout the United States, England, and China, but we have also helped companies in over 10 other countries.  Headquartered in California, we will go anywhere to help you. 

Our clients are very diversified in size, location, and special process expertise. We have met the needs of the largest prime aerospace contractors (ex: Goodrich, BASF, Rolls-Royce, Boeing) to very small job shops. In fact, many Primes recommend our services to their own suppliers.

We provide full Nadcap services including customized training, gap assessments, requirements planning, document development, internal auditing, corrective actions and more.  We specialize in difficult cases where companies have failed audits on their own, turning around their performance and acheiving 100% certification on their re-accreditation audits. We can also assist with the Nadcap appeal process and have never failed to win those appeals.

With specialists in every area of Nadcap and a guarantee on our work, our prices are highly competitive.

Expert Resource Consultants are Leading Nadcap Experts

Nadcap consultants must be (1) technical experts in their fields (ex: welding, NDT, Heat Treating, Chemical Processing, etc.) and (2) experienced experts with the Nadcap requirements, which change frequently.  Most of our competitors are ISO 9000 consultants with some vague understanding of Nadcap and very little experience in the specific field.  Be careful not to use someone who claims to be able to simply "interpret any standard".  Nadcap requirements are very technical and your consultant should be a technical expert with decades of experience.  

Our Nadcap consultants are Lead Auditors, which means they are the authorities.  They are trained by PRI (the authority approved by all the Prime Aerospace Contractors) and have hundreds of audits in their repertoire. Be sure you are relying on the best because they will utimately affect not only your certification success but more importantly they will be modifying how your company operates.   It is critical.  Don't leave your company in the hands of a novice.  Our previous 30 Nadcap audits (of various clients with various special processes) often result in 2 or less minor findings per audit, some of which are flawless audits.  Does your Nadcap consultant have a proven success record? 

Expert Resource provides Nadcap consulting and training sessions

Nadcap is a leading worldwide cooperative program of major companies designed to manage a cost-effective consensus approach to special processes & products manufacturing and testing specifications and provide continuous improvement within the aerospace and defense industries.

Nadcap process and product certification is provided by Performance Review Institute. PRI is the only auditing company approved by the aerospace and defense industries to offer official certification audits. 

In the past, we have teamed up with certain Nadcap Task Groups to draft auditing criteria, proving our merit as industry experts and as a consulting leaders. Expert Resource provides the consulting and training to prepare your company for successful Nadcap certifications with PRI. 

Expert Resource provides full Nadcap consulting and training services such as:

  • Introduction to Nadcap training (how to plan, how to avoid pitfalls, how to earn merit, lessons learned, fundamental requirements of the program, what to expect)
  • Gap assessments with reports including recommendations for how to correct each finding
  • Document development (manuals, procedures, work instructions, audit checklists)
  • Nadcap special process internal auditing and/or internal auditor training
  • NCR (corrective actions) consulting services to prepare a company for the PRI Nadcap audit
  • 100% of our clients (hundreds) pass their first attempt at certification!
ER offers a training course, one for each of the Nadcap Special Processes, tailored to that special process audit criteria. These classes are provided on-site customized to your exact needs to prepare your company and employees to implement and pass the rigorous Nadcap audit.

Funding: Many of our clients qualify for State and/or US Federal funding for training, consulting and auditing services. This reimburses costs associated with consulting and registration. Please contact us for more information.

Nadcap Special Processes / Programs

There are various Nadcap quality standards for different products, manufacturing processes and services. Please click on any of the standards listed below for a more detailed listing.  ER specializes in every category of Nadcap certification. 

Each of the Nadcap Programs above include sub-programs. For instance, Heat Treatment has at least 10 Alloy Families, 16 Processes, and 3 Services.

To view the Nadcap Audit Checklist Listing, please Click Here.

Why become Nadcap Accredited?

There are two primary reasons for seeking accreditation. The most obvious reason is that your customer is making accreditation mandatory for doing business. The second reason is because the various standards will ensure that consensus-based best practices are implemented for increasing quality of a product process or service. ISO 9000 only prescribes general requirements for business management and is insufficient as a Nadcap pre-requisite. Nadcap goes much further to ensure the quality of a specific area of your business, based on detailed and proven methodologies.

How do you implement Nadcap?

Expert Resource provides a step-by-step roadmap for accreditation. Because Nadcap requires certification to an approved Quality Management System standard as a pre-requisite, the first step is typically to implement AS9100 or AC7004 (International Aerospace Quality Management Systems). AC7006, ISO 17025, and AS9110 are also acceptable pre-requisites for Nadcap, though they are less common.  ER specializes in the integration of these requirements with comprehensive training, consulting and document development.

After conformance with one of these Quality Management Systems, the next step is for ER to perform a Nadcap gap assessment to one or more specific products, processes or service standards/specifications/audit checklists. The result is a gap assessment report, which will identify each objective finding, its interpretation for your company’s specific operations, and recommendations for corrective actions. This gas assessment report will dictate the customization of an Expert Resource proposal for Nadcap-specific implementation.

ER will provide hands-on assistance for each Nadcap program, which may include a gap assessment, process development, training, internal audit, PRI Nadcap audit preparation and any assistance with NCR corrective actions and appeals.

Expert Resource’s roadmap to Nadcap Accreditation will put you on the road to success. By contacting ER, you are ensuring that your Nadcap system will be done right the first time with experts in your industry. ER will expedite your timeline to accreditation and will minimize your internal business disruption with our hands-on approach. 

Nadcap Root Cause & Corrective Action Training

ER provides a four to eight hour session of on-site training for non-conformance reporting with root cause analysis and corrective action training (NCR-RCCA). Alternatively, we also offer this course once per month in our Huntington Beach, CA, USA office for individuals and small groups with materials included. Click here to learn more. 

Lack of proper NCR-RCCA training is the area of Nadcap compliance in which most companies will fail, adding unforeseen costs to the program and building months of frustration. To prevent Nadcap audit failures and build on the Nadcap Merit Program (reducing auditing costs), ER highly recommends that all Top Management, Quality Personnel, and Nadcap-related process personnel attend this training session. 

Each session will allow a maximum of 20 trainees. Nadcap has a very stringent and particular format for NCR-RCCA. Nadcap requires that teams of employees work together on each NCR-RCCA found during the PRI audit. Therefore, teams should be trained together, have a common approach and unified expectations. Training will utilize overhead projection, hand-out materials, and be supplemented with a sample 19-step Nadcap RCCA work instruction. The work instruction may be modified to meet your exact needs.

Because some prime contractors (ex: Airbus, Boeing) are now requesting NCR-RCCA in the 8D format, this training has been tailored to meet the format and extra deliverable skills of 8D training. Therefore, this training meets the requirements of AS9100, Nadcap, and the 8D format requested by some prime aerospace contractors.

Testimonials for Expert Resource
"All of us here at Lane and Roderick would like to thank you for your help in our certification. We wouldn't have achieved this milestone without your efforts. You stepped in at a time when we were down to the wire and needed quick, 100% commitment and you came through. Thank you for the quickness at which you came up to speed on our account, the hours of time you put in and the accurate knowlege you provided to our staff. We are grateful for all that you have done. Please share in this victory with us, for this certification is as much yours, as it is ours."
         -- Lane and Roderick, Inc.

"Our choice to use Expert Resource for developing an effective Quality Management System was instrumental in attaining a Nadcap accreditation. The experience and industry background that the consultant brought to our company made all the difference in the world."
-- Elite Metal Finishing, LLC

"ER helped us customize and implement a multi-certified Quality Management System. In addition to ER's efficient implementation process, the end results were astounding. The process was a smooth transition and easily maintainable. With the help of ER's specialized consultants, our initial certification was achieved with zero findings. Throughout many AS9100 assessments, Nadcap re-certifications, and customer audits, the total number of findings have been far and few between."
-- Tri-Fitting Manufacturing

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