2.1 Initial Training
The goal of initial training is to supplement position-specific education, experience, and
training in order to familiarize technical staff and managers with facility-specific information.
This enhances their ability to perform assigned duties in a manner that promotes safe and
reliable nuclear facility operations.
2.2 Continuing Training
The goal of the continuing training program is to ensure that technical staff personnel and
managers maintain and improve their skills and are cognizant of nuclear facility physical and
procedural modifications, changes to DOE and regulatory requirements, and lessons learned
from industry and facility-specific operating experience that affect their job performance.
Review of important but infrequently used knowledge areas and the development of broader
scope and depth of job-related skills and knowledge are also goals of a continuing training
Personnel already proficient in subject material may be excepted from training. Exception
refers to the release of an individual from portions of a training program on the basis of the
individual's experience, education, and training that is related to the particular job. Even
though the training program (or portion thereof) is being excepted, the requisite examinations
to establish qualification should be completed. In all cases, the facility should ensure that
sufficient facility-specific training is provided to the individual to enable him/her to perform the
job requirements in a safe and efficient manner.
DOE contractors should establish procedures and criteria to administer and document
exceptions to initial and continuing training requirements. These procedures should contain
specific direction regarding the process to be used to except persons from training program
requirements. When considering an individual for exception to training requirements, the