An Innovative Approach to Learning

Certrec Academy is a modernized approach to providing certified training for power industry personnel.

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Students learn the skills and, more importantly, the reasoning behind them. With directed tutorials, videos, and instructional mentoring sessions, students proceed through the Academy using personalized curriculums that advance them to three levels of certification.

Directed Student Modules presented in an updated electronic format include:

  • Clear learning objectives

  • Brief, focused text on critical points

  • Question-and-answer format to reinforce learning

  • Short videos covering material, history, and insights 

  • Embedded links to more specific information

  • Periodic knowledge checks

  • Experienced mentors to discuss module and exam results

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"Foundational Training bridges the knowledge gap and ensures that the fundamentals are passed on to the next generation of nuclear professionals."

Foundational Training

Level 1

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Designed to convey information, experience, implementation insights, skills and how history has influenced the power industry's regulations.
 

Upon completion of Foundational Training, students will be able to: 

  • Recognize the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, what it does, how it is influenced, and how it performs its responsibilities

  • Understand the hierarchy and relationships of regulatory requirements and licensing documents

  • Summarize the historical events that have influenced the regulatory requirements

  • Evaluate events and conditions, identify those that are reportable using associated criteria of 10 CFR 50.72 and 10 CFR 50.73, and prepare the event notification worksheet.

  • Understand the important elements of communicating with the NRC

Environmental

Extended

Designed to convey a basic understanding of environmental concerns and their relationship to the professionals' job and facility.

 

In this course, students will learn:

  •  The history of the NRC's mission to protect people and the environment

  • The impact that the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) has on licensing of nuclear plants

  • Environmental protection regulations

  • Reporting requirements for environmental protections

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"Forget the "death by PowerPoint" training! These courses adapts to the different learning styles of my team."

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"After completing this training, I have full confidence that I have the tools and resources I need to thrive in my career."

Emergency Preparedness

Extended

Designed to provide a clear, in-depth understanding of emergency preparedness for nuclear power plants, and how it is regulated.

In this course, students will learn:

  • The fundamental principles of emergency planning

  • What the typical emergency plan for a nuclear power plant looks like

  • How emergency planning is regulated

  • How historical events influenced nuclear power plant emergency planning

Security

Extended

Designed to provide a detailed overview of nuclear power plant security and how the NRC regulates and oversees security.

Upon completion of Security training, student will understand:

  • Fundamental principles of nuclear power plant security

  • Elements of nuclear power plant security, including access authorization and fitness-for-duty requirements

  • NRC's regulation requirements for security

  • Impact of 9/11 attacks on security regulation

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"This training helped me understand why certain regulations exist and what role I play in security oversight."

“As an industry, we have needed to modernize our approach to delivering power industry training. I am so excited to debut Certrec Academy, which presents material in a format that exploits today's technology and appeals to the younger workforce."

~ Ted Enos, Certrec President

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