The instructor should have the knowledge and the ability to instruct and
evaluate the trainee in accordance with the learning objectives and performance
The training and the performance tests should be documented to meet training
record requirements and to provide feedback to the training program.
Personnel previously qualified at other facilities who have satisfactorily
completed training programs with comparable content and performance
standards may be granted an exception from portions of training on a
case-by-case basis. Exception from training should be based on a review of
their previous training records, personal interviews, and may include a pre-test
based on the objectives stated for the training program. Pre-tests readily
support exceptions from training when the trainee can demonstrate mastery of
specific learning objectives. Pre-test results may also provide useful data to
justify modification of an OJT program based on common strengths and
Conduct of In-Training Evaluations
In-training evaluations are necessary to provide data which will be used in the evaluation
phase of the SAT process. In-training evaluations usually consist of:
Instructor critique of training
Trainee critique of training
Trainee performance data (pre-tests, progress, and post-tests)
OJT program coordinator's evaluation of instructor and trainee performance.
Auditable records of each individual's participation and performance in, or exceptions granted
from, the training program(s) should be maintained in accordance with DOE Order 5480.20A.
The guidance in TG-17, "Nuclear Information and Records Management Association Guideline
for Management of Nuclear Related Training Records," should be considered to standardize
identification, handling, and storage of training records.
The evaluation phase of performance-based training takes place to determine the
effectiveness of training programs and to identify program changes that may be required. The
DOE Training Program Handbook: A Systematic Approach to Training, contains detailed
information and example forms that may be used to conduct this component of the SAT