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
Safety Software Quality Assurance personnel shall participate in an Office/Facility-specific
continuing training and qualification program that includes the following elements:
Continuing technical education and/or training covering topics directly related to the safety
software quality assurance area as determined appropriate by management. 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 personnel.
Active performance of the duties of a Safety Software Quality Assurance specialist at a
Department of Energy facility for a minimum of 160 hours per year.
Attendance at seminars, symposia, or technical meetings related to the development, use,
and maintenance of safety software.
Self-study of new regulations, requirements, or advances related to the development,
use, and maintenance of safety software.
Documenting continuing professional development activities in Individual Development
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