employee's prior training, education, and job experience should be reviewed. This review
may be by line management or it may be through the use of review groups or committees.
Regardless of the method used to arrive at the decision to except an individual from training,
the justification should be fully documented and included as a part of the person's training
Individuals who believe that they have knowledge or skills equivalent to that which is
addressed by the training may challenge the requirement to attend individual portions of the
training program. In situations such as these, examinations (written or performance) may be
administered. If challenge examinations are administered, they should be sufficiently
comprehensive to adequately test the learning objective(s) that are stated in the training
program. The use of challenge tests is not considered taking an exception to the training
and, as such, challenge tests are administered somewhat differently than exceptions, which
are discussed in preceding portions of this Section. Accordingly, they are typically
administered locally and do not need to be justified on a case-by-case basis when used in
place of attending training for technical staff and managers.