Thank you to everyone who attended the 2022 Annual Symposium, both in-person and virtually.  We hope that the group session speakers, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities provided you with valuable learnings and benefits that you can implement.  We were excited to have 113 attendees this year! Holding a combined in-person and virtual conference was a new experience. While Day 1 was not without its challenges, we appreciate everyone’s input on improvements and believe the final two days of the symposium went much better.  We are always looking for ways to improve, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to any PPA Steering Committee member with your ideas/suggestions for help make 2023 even better.


The 34th Annual Procedure Symposium will be on June 20 – June 22, 2023 at the historic DeSoto hotel in beautiful Savannah, GA.
PPA Writer Certification Training will be held on Monday, June 19th and Friday, June 23rd.

If you have speakers or topics that you would like covered, please send your recommendations to Carolee Schmidt, Director, Annual Symposium.

More information will be published as it becomes available!!


  • Presentation materials from the 2021 and 2022 Symposiums have been added.
  • To help our members connect, communicate, and benchmark, a members only forum has been added as part of the ongoing website upgrade project.
  • Members now have access to the PPA Certification Roster and PPA Member Roster once logged on.  These features support our objective to facilitate member interaction and info exchange.


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 »


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

Contact the Director of Symposiums for additional information on being a PPA, Inc. sponsor.