the extent possible, the structured program should contain hands-on experience that is directly applicable to
Experience requirements described in this appendix may be earned concurrently with other experience.
Where certification is specified in this appendix, it should be done by an individual responsible for the
Educational criteria are defined as baccalaureate, associate's degree, or high school diploma. The
successful completion of these educational programs should be determined by a transcript or other
documentation from an accredited institution. Where an academic degree is specified, the type of degree
should support the individual's functional responsibility in the organization.
1.1.1 Alternatives to Degree Requirements
Individuals who do not possess the formal educational requirements specified in this section should not be
automatically eliminated if other factors sufficiently demonstrate their abilities to fulfill the duties of a specific
key radiation protection position. These factors should be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and approved
and demonstrated by management.
The following are examples of acceptable alternatives to educational requirements:
High School Diploma
General Educational Development (GED) Test