Aerospace Supplier DPRV Personnel

Aerospace Supplier Quality: Delegated Product Release Verification (DPRV) Personnel

The SAE-ITC Aero Engine Supplier Quality (AESQ) Strategy Group, formed to provide the engine supply chain with a single source for all information related standards (developed by the G-22 committee), training, templates/forms, and communication. Comprised of representatives of the Aero Engine OEMs, the AESQ was created to develop, specify, maintain and promote quality standards specific to the Aero Engine supply chain. One of the primary objectives of this group is to reduce customer (OEM) specifics through a focused set of standards that integrate aerospace industry best practices. With this objective in mind, the AESQ Strategy Group would like to announce the publication of the AS13001A: Delegated Product Release Verification Training Requirements standard. The accompanying course is titled Common Training for DPRV Personnel (formerly known as Aerospace Supplier Quality: Common Training for DPRV personnel).

In the aerospace industry, the DPRV process establishes a uniform set of requirements by which a supplier may be granted authority to ship product in order to remove or minimize source and/or receiving inspection by the delegating organization, or their third party representatives. Commonly referred to as DSQR, SARA, SRP, DQR, and DQCR, among others, each of these delegating organizations has historically managed and conducted a unique training program for individuals responsible for their over-check process. For suppliers producing products for multiple delegating organizations, each was required to manage multiple delegating organizations’ training requirements. This training course has been developed to improve quality and reduce costs through the removal of duplication between each delegating organization's individual training requirements.

The Common Training for DPRV Personnel is a three-day foundations course that provides DPRV personnel with a comprehensive and standardized set of requirements for the DPRV process. This course is designed to cover the key elements of the process along with a detailed explanation of DPRV over-check activities. Beginning with the role and responsibility of DPRV personnel and their importance to flight safety, the course covers the various DPRV activities including a review of documentation, visual inspection, dimensional over-check, part marking and serialization, and release documentation requirements. In addition to attending and participating in the full three days, attendees must take and pass a learning assessment to successfully complete this course.

When AS13001A: Delegated Product Release Verification Training Requirements standard is imposed from a delegating organization as a requirement for all existing and new DPRV personnel, this foundations course is recognized as satisfying the respective customer training requirement for initial DPRV qualification. In addition to this DPRV foundations course, delegating organizations may also require the completion of their company specific training prior to beginning DPRV activities. Upon successful completion of this course and while the qualification remains valid, DPRV qualification is recognized by all participating delegating organizations and is transferable between supplier organizations. The initial qualification is valid for a duration of three years, at which time the individual must then complete the necessary recertification training in order to maintain the qualification. Probitas Authentication, an independent 3rd party, has been tasked with issuing certificates and maintaining each individual's ongoing credential and records. These records will be accessible by the applicable delegating organization representatives assigned to oversee DPRV activities.

The Common Training for DPRV Personnel course is available through SAE International and is offered in multiple locations. There is a registration fee associated with this training.

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