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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.

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Nadcap Special Processes / Programs

AC7004 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

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.

 Introduction to Nadcap & Root-Cause Corrective Action Seminars

Crash Course in Nadcap Accreditation
Expert Resource offers two half-day seminars, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, which culminate in a multi-faceted Nadcap introduction.

Our morning session covers general Nadcap topics, introducing the basics of Nadcap standards, the roadmap to Nadcap accreditation, and navigatio
n of Nadcap's eAuditnet portal.  

Our afternoon session addresses Nadcap Root Cause and Corrective Action (RCCA) training in 8D Format
.  Nadcap RCCA's are much more detailed than AS9100 CA's and lack of training in this area is the most common contributor to Nadcap audit failure.  Our training prepares you for responding to Nadcap NCR's in a format that is widely required by many aerospace Primes.

Trainees are encouraged to attend both sessions to maximize their knowledge base, however sessions are purchased individually.  There are no pre-requisites to attend either session. Each seminar is designed for beginners and for those mid-way through implementation, but can also be helpful as refresher courses for experienced professionals.

AM Session: Introduction to Nadcap and - $150/trainee
8:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Topics Include:
  • The origins and mission of Nadcap
  • Roles of Primes, Task Groups, Staff Engineers and Auditors in the accreditation process
  • The Nadcap implementation plan, expectations, and responsibilities
  • Preparing for the Nadcap Audit
  • Best practices and lessons learned from hundreds of ER client audits
  • Earning merit by performing well in audits to reduce future audit frequency
  • How to avoid pitfalls leading to audit failure
  • Importance of NCR's and corrective actions
  • Nadcap portal ( training
    • Registering the company and users for access
    • Downloading public documents
    • Downloading Nadcap audit checklists
    • Using the Qualified Manufacturers List (QML) to search Nadcap certified suppliers
    • Using the Qualified Products List (QPL) to search Nadcap approved products
    • Scheduling the audit and confirming the audit contract
    • Responding to NCR's
    • Reporting of NCR and audit closures
This session includes a PowerPoint presentation with color printed materials provided free of charge. Materials case studies & lessons learned from previous ER clients.
PM Session: Nadcap Root Cause & Corrective Action - $150/trainee
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Topics Include:
  • Defining a proper problem statement
  • Containing the non-conformance and implementing temporary correction
  • Analyzing the cause(s) of the non-conformance utilizing multiple analytical tools
  • Developing and implementing a corrective action plan
  • Developing objective evidence to support the corrective action plan
  • Validating sustaining corrections and preventing recurrence 
  • Tips for effective correction action submission to Nadcap for approval
This session includes a PowerPoint presentation with color printed materials provided free of charge. Materials include examples of Nadcap Corrective Action responses, case studies & lessons learned from previous ER clients, and a work instruction outlining all 19 RCCA steps which can be adapted to your company.

We host these seminars in our Huntington Beach, CA, USA office for groups of 5 to 10 Aerospace professionals.  Please contact us to register. We can also bring this content to your location for groups of up to 20. For more information, contact us at 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 services. This reimburses costs associated with training and registration. Please contact us for more information.

About the Venue

Located in beautiful Southern California, USA, our Huntington Beach office is an ideal place to attend a seminar. Our training suite overlooks Orange County and comes fully stocked with amenities to deliver a comfortable environment where focus and learning can flourish.

We are conveniently within walking distance of The Hotel Huntington Beach, shopping, nightlife and many popular restaurants.  We are only a short drive away from world-famous attractions like Disneyland or the beaches of Surf City USA, you can turn your seminar experience into a destination get-away.

If you are not familiar with the area and would like some guidance from our local representatives on lodging or restaurants, please contact us.

About Expert Resource

Expert Resource provides Nadcap consulting and training 

Nadcap is the 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. 

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:

  • 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
Expert Resource has Subject Matter Experts in every discipline of Nadcap who can deliver on-site trainings to your team.  These topics delve much deeper than the introductory Nadcap course and can be tailored to your business, ensuring the valuable education of your employees and the success of your Nadcap accreditation.


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. Our prices are highly competitive and our consultants are very personable.  We specialize in every area of Nadcap and we guarantee our work. 

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.

The majority of our Nadcap consultants are Nadcap Lead Auditors, which means they are the authorities.  They work part-time for PRI (the Nadcap audit certification company) and part-time for Expert Resource.  They are trained by PRI (the authority approved by all the Prime Aerospace Contractors) and have hundreds of audits.  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) resulted in 2 or less minor findings per audit, some of which were flawless audits.  Does your Nadcap consultant have a proven success record?  

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.

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 entire Nadcap Audit Checklist Listing, please Click Here.

About the Trainer

David Johnson
is the founder of Expert Resource (ER). As the CCO, he manages all ER consultants and strategizes all ER client projects. He directs all activities related to consulting, sales, marketing, and customer relationships. David also provides on-site consulting and training for multiple initiatives and has been a key expert witness in litigation cases. He is considered a thought leader in Business Excellence with a focus on process, employee, and systems integration.

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