*As this pandemic continues to spread across the US and beyond, PPA has received many questions regarding this year’s annual symposium.  We know that many companies are taking actions to prevent/suppress the spread of the virus, which includes limiting business travel. Based on the unknown immediate future regarding company travel, at this time the PPA Executive Steering Committee has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Procedure Symposium.  While this is very disappointing, we feel it’s the right thing to do for our membership. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to any member of the PPA Steering Committee. 

Thanks for your continued support and understanding as we all work through this challenging time.

SAVE THE DATE now for the 2021 Procedure Symposium.

June 22-24, 2021

The Desoto Hotel, Savannah, GA.

Room Rates will be $159/night.  (6/20/2021 through 6/24/2021)
Symposium Registration Rates will remain unchanged from this year’s rates.

Current plans are to move this year’s agenda to next years so that you will still receive all the great info we had planned!



PPA provides opportunities for anyone with an interest in developing best in class human factored procedures and work instructions. PPA membership has its advantages, including communication with highly experienced procedure writers, supervisors, and managers.

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PPA, in collaboration with a number of member companies, has developed a technical writer training program and certification based on industry recognized standards. PPA also offers a certification process for highly qualified instructors to teach this course.

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Procedure Standards

Through a voluntary consensus process, PPA standards help member organizations write and process human factored procedures and work instructions in a manner that supports safe and reliable operation.View Procedure Standards for Purchase »

PPA Initiatives

A significant PPA initiative is our partnership with Idaho National Laboratory to develop human factored Computer Based Procedures.

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Thanks to our sponsors for their continued support of procedure excellence.

Details on how to sponsor are contained in the annual symposium registration page. Contact the Director of Symposiums for additional information.