AMES has developed and conducted maintenance and technical training courses for AMES employees and a variety of utility clients. These courses have ranged from a few hours to several days. Courses include Initial Qualification, Just In Time Maintenance Practices, Valve Repair and Restoration, SRV Testing, Valve Engineering and Design, AOV and MOV Maintenance and Diagnostic Testing, Basic and Advanced Diagnostic Test Data Interpretation.
AMES training courses are developed following the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) accreditation guidelines. AMES provides training for all aspects of valve and actuator repair and testing. AMES’ training courses consist of classroom instruction, practical hands-on training, and written and practical examinations. A passing grade for the course requires a score of 80% or higher on written exams. Qualification is not solely based on obtaining a passing score, but is further dependent on the trainee's past experience level and successful completion of a hands-on Task Performance Evaluation (TPE).
All course presentations can be customized to the site’s individual needs and include a course syllabus, knowledge objectives, applicable instructor resumes, and assessment of the student’s comprehension of the presented material such that credit may be taken within the plants accredited training program.