Certrec, a leading licensing and regulatory compliance provider for NRC and NERC compliance, is pleased to announce the launching of Certrec Academy, an innovative training platform for power industry personnel.
“As an industry, we have needed to modernize our approach to delivering training,” said Certrec President and CEO Ted Enos. “Certrec Academy aims to provide engaging, specified training for individuals while realizing significant savings for the plants and assets that employ them.”
Certrec Academy’s web-based training platform provides a modernized strategy to deliver innovative, more effective training for power industry personnel using newer technology and learning methods. Experienced plant personnel are rapidly retiring, creating a knowledge gap in the industry. Certrec Academy bridges that gap, ensuring that fundamental industry knowledge is not lost and that newer employees are trained effectively and are prepared for their roles. Certrec Academy training eclipses the current “death by PowerPoint” training model by engaging the learner with video, stories, thought-provoking Q&A, and mentorship. Certrec Academy-trained employees learn the reasons behind the rules, allowing you to have full confidence they have the tools they need to thrive.
“Certrec Academy presents material in a format that exploits today’s technology and appeals to the younger work force,” explained Michelle Thomas, Certrec’s Operations Director. “Students not only learn the skills they need, they learn the reasoning behind them, and they learn in formats that are naturally comfortable for them.”
Founded in 1988, Certrec is a regulatory and on-line technology service provider with diverse and extensive energy and IT industry experience that helps clients manage regulatory and business processes to their advantage. With more than 1,200 cumulative years of experience, Certrec has developed exceptional capabilities to support regulatory activities emanating from regulatory entities such as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the North American Electric Reliability Corporation and Regional Entities (NERC), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and other regulatory agencies. Certrec's Office of Licensing and Compliance (OLC), Office of NERC Compliance (ONC), and Office of New Plant (ONP) services are used by utilities and entities across the United States.
Certrec offers support from highly skilled and experienced industry professionals who possess degrees in a variety of engineering disciplines (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, and Nuclear). Additionally, Certrec's staff has multiple degreed personnel in physics, communications, a variety of MBAs, and information technology. This highly skilled team has direct working experience in all regulatory areas of licensing, compliance, and engineering, including nuclear, fossil, and renewable generation and transmission.
For more than 30 years, Certrec has been applying its accumulated years of industry experience to help clients develop and manage solutions to complex regulatory issues and business processes. Combining this direct industry experience with Certrec's Information Technology assets has led to development of technology-based solutions and tools directly targeted to the various industries.