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Archived - CNSC invites comments on draft REGDOC-2.2.3, Personnel Certification: Initial Certification Examinations

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November 4, 2014, Ottawa, ON - Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is asking the public to provide their comments on draft REGDOC-2.2.3, Personnel Certification: Initial Certification Examinations.

This regulatory document defines requirements for initial certification examinations for critical positions at nuclear power plants (NPPs). Itspecifies the required programs and processes that NPP licensees must follow in the design, development, conduct, marking and grading of knowledge-based and performance-based certification examinations. These examinations aim to verify that persons seeking initial CNSC certification have acquired the knowledge and skills required to work competently, safely and in accordance with the Nuclear Safety and Control Act and its regulations. In addition, this regulatory document ensures that NPP licensees administer certification examinations equitably and consistently.

To review and comment on the document, visit the REGDOC-2.2.3, Web page. Please submit your feedback by March 9, 2015. Comments submitted, including names and affiliations, are intended to be made public.

The CNSC regulates the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect the health, safety and security of Canadians and the environment; to implement Canada's international commitments on the peaceful use of nuclear energy; and to disseminate objective scientific, technical and regulatory information to the public.

Quick facts

  • This document combines two documents currently referenced in power reactor operating licences: EG1, Requirements and Guidelines for Written and Oral Certification Examinations for Shift Personnel at NPPs, and EG2, Requirements and Guidelines for Simulator-based Certification Examinations for Shift Personnel at NPPs.
  • REGDOC-2.2.3 references the Generic Station System Knowledge Objectives for Control Room Operators document used by single-unit NPPs in the development of their NPP-specific learning objectives. This document is available upon request.
  • Stakeholder input is an essential step in the document's development. The CNSC carefully considers all contributions before finalizing the document.

Additional link

The CNSC's Consultation page


Aurèle Gervais
Media and Community Relations
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

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