Exception is the release of an individual from portions of a training program through prior
education, experience, and/or testing.
On-the-Job Training (OJT) is formal training that is conducted and evaluated in the work
OJT Checklist (Qualification Card/Performance Evaluation Checklist/Practical Factor Card) is
a document issued to an individual which lists training program qualification requirements for a
specific position and which is used to document on-the-job training and performance
evaluation results on a task-by-task basis. OJT checklists may also be used to document the
evaluation of associated theory, equipment, systems, and procedural knowledge.
OJT Guide (OJT Lesson Plan) is an instructor's document that outlines instructor and trainee
activities, learning objectives, training content, and resources necessary for the consistent
conduct of on-the-job training.
Performance Test is a practical (hands-on) demonstration by the trainee of the knowledge
and skills required to perform a task that is evaluated by a qualified instructor. Performance
tests may be used to evaluate the competency of any employee (e.g., craft personnel,
radiation workers, facility operators, and technicians).
Performance Test Level of Accomplishment is the level of accomplishing a performance test
where perform (P), simulate (S), observe (O), or discuss (D), are defined as:
Perform the specified task using approved procedures and observing all applicable
safety and administrative requirements. This includes a thorough discussion, prior to
performing the task, that addresses safety implications, the elements involved, the
effects on associated equipment or systems, and abnormal situations which may arise
while performing the task.
Simulate performance of the specified task. Using approved procedures, "walk
through" the task and simulate all actual manipulations (valves, switches, tools, etc.) an
employee would perform. Describe applicable safety and administrative requirements
and the parameters (meters, charts, measurements, etc.) an employee would
observe/monitor during actual performance of the task. Conduct the same discussion
as required for a perform signature.
Observe an individual performing the specified task. Conduct the same discussion as
required for a perform signature.