Planning is underway for the PPA, Inc. 2021 Procedure Symposium to be conducted as a virtual conference.

While we would much rather bring everyone together in Savannah, Georgia as originally planned, doing so does not yet appear to be the best option in the year of COVID-19.

What we have learned over the course of this year is that much can be done virtually and in many ways, done better and at a lower cost.

Please check back soon for more details.



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

The PPA, Inc. / Idaho National Laboratory (INL) DIRECTOR initiative has resulted in two new PPA Standards on how to develop Dynamic Instructions for Procedures and Work Instructions. Select ‘Read More’ below to access these documents.

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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.