Inservice Testing (IST) Training

This IST training course introduces the requirements of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and ASME Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Standards for the inservice testing of nuclear power plant systems and components.

Specific emphasis is placed on the ASME Code boundary classification process, Owner’s responsibilities, test and examination plans, and detailed requirements for inservice testing of pumps and valves. Examples are used to illustrate the correct application of the technical requirements.

Course Content & Structure

  • IST requirements up through the 2020 Code Edition
  • Course content & approach structured for IST Program Owners
  • Training materials are provided via electronic download
  • Current issues and interfaces with emphasis on industry/code initiatives and solutions

*Requirements: You need to bring a copy of the ASME Code


Monday, February 19 – 8:00 am – 5:30 pm EST
Regulatory Framework, ASME Framework/OM Code Cases, ISTA General Requirements, IST Program Implementation Strategies

Tuesday, February 20 – 8:00 am  -5:30 pm EST
ISTB Pump Testing, IST Program Implementation Strategies, and ISTC Valve Testing

Wednesday, February 21 – 8:00 am – 5:30 pm EST
ISTC Valve Testing, Mandatory Appendices I, II, and IST Program Implementation Strategies

Thursday, February 22 – 8:00 am  -5:30 pm EST
Valve Testing, Appendices III, IV, Regulatory/Industry Future OM Code Activities/Challenges; IST Program Implementation Strategies

Friday, February 23 – 8:00 am – 5:30 pm EST
Course Review, Exam, Exam Review, Closing and Discussion

February 19-23, 2024
6950 Columbia Gateway
Columbia, MD 21046
In-person Fee: $2,695/person
Hotels: See Info link below

“The instructor was well-versed in the Code and dealing with real-life situations associated with the Code and plant operation. His teaching was much more than academic. Classroom OE examples and hypothetical questions were good for learning and understanding.”

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GSE Engineering is a highly experienced team focused on creating innovative ways to meet our customers’ needs using a combination of our industry-leading services and products. The Programs & Performance group (Formerly True North Consulting) leverages decades of specialized expertise in thermal performance and engineering programs that refine and update systems, to optimize performance and safety.