equivalency, which includes appropriate support documentation, such
as transcripts or certificates of completion. Field Element Managers
shall maintain a copy of the approved equivalency in the Facility
Representative's Qualification Record.
Qualification. The Facility Representative position requires a great deal of
education, experience and training. In order to document and certify that
a Facility Representative has achieved this high level of technical
competence, Facility Representatives shall undergo a formal qualification
process established by the Field Element Manager.
Qualification Card. Field Element Managers should establish a
Facility Representative Qualification Card (Qual-Card) or equivalent
for each major facility or group of lesser facilities for which they are
responsible. The Qual-Card contains a list of all of the training
elements or learning objectives, a corresponding standard detailing
the required level of knowledge for each objective, and provisions
for signatures to attest to satisfactory completion of each objective
to the appropriate level of knowledge. The Facility Representative's
immediate supervisor should designate learning objectives based
on an analysis of training needs, elements of the position
description, and facility-specific requirements.
Generic and Facility-Specific Requirements. Field Element
Managers should identify any additional core training requirements
on a Generic Qualification Card, and supplement that with a
Facility-Specific Qual-Card designed to meet the needs of the
individual facility. It is also acceptable to have one Qual-Card that
covers both generic and facility-specific requirements. Additionally,
the Field Element Manager should designate qualifying officials who
are authorized to sign the Qual-Card after verifying the candidate
possesses the appropriate level of knowledge for each requirement.
The Qual-Card should include the following:
a. Self Study. Facility-related DOE Directives and Standards,
Federal and State safety and environmental protection
regulations applicable to the assigned facility, the facility safety
documentation, and all facility-specific documents and
procedures that are pertinent to the responsibilities of the
b. Formal Training. Formal training, both on-site and off,
necessary for the Facility Representative to function effectively.
The training may be presented by DOE, contractors, other
Federal Agencies, or private firms.