NQA to Host Quality Conferences in Bellevue, WA and San Jose, CA

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Complimentary one-day sessions will cover the hottest topics in quality and risk management. Highlights include the DoHS PS Prep Business Continuity standard and the newly revised AS9100 aerospace standard.

National Quality Assurance, USA, Inc. (NQA, USA), a subsidiary of National Technical Systems (NASDAQ: NTSC) and a leading provider of quality and environmental management systems registration services is hosting complimentary, one-day quality conferences in Bellevue, WA on January 23, 2012 and in San Jose, CA on January 25, 2012.

Participants can choose from the following morning sessions:

  •     AS9100 Lessons Learned,
  •     ISO 9001 Internal Audits: A Risk Based Approach,
  •     Information and IT Management Systems: Minimizing Risks and Gaining and Edge through a Standardized Process Management Approach, and
  •     ISO 13485 Implementation.

In the afternoon participants can choose from:

  •     Counterfeit Parts Prevention,
  •     PS Prep/Business Continuity,
  •     ISO 14001 Review, or
  •     ISO 9001 Internal Audits: A Risk Based Approach.

All sessions are instructed by industry and auditing veterans and will conclude with question and answer sessions.

Registration and luncheon for the conference is free, but reservations are required as space is limited. Registration and session selection can be found in the Events section of the NQA, USA website at http://www.nqa-usa.com or by calling NQA at (800) 649-5289 and speaking with Kirsten Smith at extension 233.

About NQA, USA
NQA, USA, headquartered in Acton, Massachusetts, was established in 1992 as a joint venture between National Quality Assurance, Limited (headquartered in London, England) and National Technical Systems, Inc. (located in Calabasas, CA, NASDQ: NTSC). NQA, USA is a world-renowned quality and environmental management system registrar offering certification to numerous standards, including ISO 9001, AS9100, and ISO 14001. NQA, USA’s worldwide operations are accredited to perform management systems registrations by ANSI – ANAB and UKAS. NQA, USA has expertise in many diverse industries including aerospace, transportation and distribution, printing, professional services, automotive, foods, electronics, computers, and software.

About National Technical Systems
National Technical Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of testing and engineering services to the aerospace, defense, telecommunications, automotive, energy and high technology markets. Through a world-wide network of resources, NTS provides full product life-cycle support, offering world class design engineering, compliance, testing, certification, quality registration and program management. For additional information about NTS, visit our website at http://www.nts.com or call 800-270-2516.

Forward-Looking Statements
The statements in this press release that relate to future plans, events or performance, are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including risks associated with uncertainties pertaining to customer orders, demand for services and products, development of markets for the Company's services and products and other risks identified in the Company's SEC filings. Actual results, events and performance may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company undertake no obligation to release publicly the result of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding National Technical Systems' business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report or Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.

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