1.2.1 Alternatives to Experience
Alternatives to (or exemptions from) experience requirements may be allowed based on a case-by-case
evaluation of the position requirements and the experience that the alternative(s) provide. Alternatives to
experience should be allowed if the alternate experience was acquired by performing duties similar to those
for which the individual seeks qualification. Time spent in training is not considered applicable experience
except as discussed below.
1.2.2 Related Experience
Where course work is related to job assignments, post-secondary education may be substituted for related
experience at a ratio of 2 years of education for 1 year of experience. Total credit for post-secondary
education should not exceed 2 years.
1.3 Special Requirements
This appendix addresses a preference for American Board of Health Physics certification and National
Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists registration for certain positions. Individuals filling key
radiation protection positions should be encouraged to attain these certifications, but should not be excluded
if certification or registration is not attained.
The Department has promulgated standardized training programs for general employees, radiological
workers, and radiological control technicians. Radiological control technicians and their direct supervisors
should be qualified in accordance with the standardized training for radiological control technicians. The
training needs for other key radiation protection positions may be identified and included in the individual
development plans or in a similar program.