2.1 Initial Qualification
The goal of initial training and qualification is to ensure that chemical operators, including
trainers, possess the knowledge and skills necessary to perform their assigned responsibilities
in an efficient, cost-effective manner that promotes safe and reliable facility operations.
2.2 Continuing Training
Continuing training programs are designed and implemented to maintain and enhance the
proficiency of chemical operators. The goal of this program is to provide assurance that
chemical operators' knowledge and skills are maintained regarding changes in facility physical
and procedural modifications, changes to DOE and regulatory requirements, and lessons
learned from industry and in-house operating experience. Improvement in job performance
and development of broader scope and depth of job-related knowledge and skills are also
goals of a continuing training program.
Chemical operator trainers should continue their professional development both in subject
matter and instructional skills through such activities as attending conferences, taking
additional college and/or specialized skill courses, and exchanging training ideas with other