exceeded. The Field Element Manager, or designee, may extend the
three-year period up to six months for extenuating circumstances. The
purpose of triennial qualification is to ensure the incumbent Facility
Representative maintains the knowledge and skills necessary to properly
perform Facility Representati ve duties at the assigned facilities. At the
time of requalification the Facility Representative will be currently fully
qualified and meet proficiency requirements at the assigned facility or
facilities, and exhibit satisfactory performance as is documented by the
past three performance appraisals. DOE Field Element Managers shall
document the requalification process, which shall as a minimum include
Items added to the Facility Representative Qualification Cards
since the individual's last qualification or requalification, including
General Technical Base, Facility Representative Functional Area
Qualification Standard, and applicable Site Specific Qualification
Determination by the Facility Representative's supervisor what
system, process, and facility documentation changes have
occurred since qualification (or the last requalification) that are to
be included for examination.
Determination by the Facility Representative's supervisor, based on
demonstrated performance, any areas of theory or fundamentals, if
any, which should be included for examination.
A written examination and/or oral checkout covering the material
included for requalification examination.
Certification of requalification is granted by the DOE Field Element
Manager or designee.
5.5.7 Proficiency. Field Element Managers shall formally define proficiency
requirements. These requirements shall include actions required to
regain proficiency following periods of inactivity as a Facility
Representative, and t he length of time which triggers a need for
proficiency training. For example, if a Facility Representative is no
longer assigned to a facility but wishes to maintain proficiency, the
Facility Representative should periodically participate, either in their
normal role or as observers, in in-plant drills. Qualifications to regain
proficiency after inactivity as a Facility Representative are shown in
Table 1 Facility Representative Qualification.
5.5.8 Examinations . The Field Element Manager, or designee, should develop
formal procedures for the administration of facility walkthroughs, and