CONTINUING EDUCATION, TRAINING AND PROFICIENCY PROGRAM
The following list represents suggested continuing education, training, and other opportunities that
are available for DOE personnel after completion of the competency requirements in this technical
Functional Area Qualification Standard. It is extremely important that personnel involved with this
program maintain their proficiency through continuing education, training, reading, or other
activities such as workshops, seminars, and conferences. The list of suggested activities was
developed by the Subject Matter Experts involved in the development of the Functional Area
Qualification Standard and is not all-inclusive.
LIST OF CONTINUING EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND OTHER ACTIVITIES
Technical Training personnel shall participate in an Office/Facility-specific continuing training and
qualification program (recording the requirements in their IDPs) that includes the following
1.Complete continuing technical education and/or training covering topics directly related to the
Technical Training area as determined appropriate by management (examples follow).
This may include courses/training provided by Department of Energy, other government
agencies, outside vendors, or local educational institutions. Continuing training topics
should also address identified weaknesses in the knowledge or skills of the individual
Learning, instructional, and performance technology;
Technology-based training attributes and implementation requisites;
Federal and DOE initiatives and regulations, e.g.,
- Federal Appropriations Law and updates
- Environmental rules and regulations, and updates
- OSHA rules and regulations, and updates; and
Management and administrative systems, e.g.,
- Integrated safety management systems
- Performance-based management contracting
- Contractor performance-based business management processes.
2.Actively perform the duties of Technical Training specialist at a Department of En ergy facility
a minimum of number of hours per year, as determined by local management.
3.Attend seminars, symposia, or technical meetings related to Technical Training.
4.Engage in self-study of new regulations, requirements, or advances related to Technical
5.Participate in practical exercises such as emergency or operational drills, simulations, or