Training programs at Department of Energy (DOE) facilities should prepare personnel to
safely and efficiently operate the facilities in accordance with DOE requirements. This guide
contains information that can be used to develop or validate training programs for technical
staff and managers at DOE nuclear facilities. Training programs based on the content of this
guide should provide assurance that these personnel perform their jobs safely and
DOE and various DOE contractors identified a need for guidance regarding training
programs for technical staff and managers. This DOE Guide to Good Practices for Training
of Technical Staff and Managers was developed on the basis of requirements of DOE orders
and on DOE and nuclear industry operating experience.
DOE Order 5480.20A, "Personnel Selection, Qualification, and Training Requirements for
DOE Nuclear Facilities" contains training program content requirements for nuclear facility
operating organization personnel, including technical staff, managers, and supervisors.
Facilities should use the information in the Technical Staff section of this guide for the
development of training programs to support these positions. The Order also requires that
managers and supervisors participate in the portions of the technical staff training program
as applicable to their jobs. Therefore, manager training programs are also included in this
guide to assist in the revision or development of these programs.
Sections 2, 3, and 6 through 8 contain guidance that applies equally to training programs for
both technical staff and manager training programs. Section 4 contains training program
guidance for the technical staff, and Section 5 contains training program guidance for