Document History of REGDOC-2.2.3, Personnel Certification
In accordance with the NSCA, the CNSC may certify or decertify persons, such as nuclear energy workers or other persons employed in nuclear facilities, as being qualified to carry out their duties. REGDOC 2.2.3, Personnel Certification sets out the CNSC’s regulatory requirements, expectations and processes for certification.
- Radiation Safety Officers - was published in July 2014.
- Initial Certification Examination - Period for providing feedback on the comments received ended on April 6, 2015. View the feedback received.
- Certification of Persons Working at Nuclear Power Plants – was published in September 2019
- Exposure Device Operators – was published in March 2017
Radiation Safety Officers
REGDOC-2.2.3, Personnel Certification: Radiation Safety Officers, provides guidance on the completion of an application and the process for certification as a radiation safety officer (RSO) for licensees who operate a Class II facility or service prescribed equipment. The guide explains what is needed in an application in order to assess if the applicant has the qualifications necessary to be certified as a radiation safety officer. The information submitted will also help the CNSC plan and conduct the certification examination. Any information submitted may subsequently be referred to in the RSO certificate. It would then become a requirement of the certificate and be legally binding. To assist applicants in providing the CNSC with the necessary information, a certification application form is also available.
This document focuses on the requirements and process for certification of Radiation Safety Officers pursuant to the Class II Nuclear Facilities and Prescribed Equipments Regulations, and is part of the Human Performance Management series of the CNSC's regulatory framework. Other documents in this series include RD-204 Certification of Persons Working at Nuclear Power Plants and G-229 Certification of Exposure Device Operators.
July 4, 2014: REGDOC-2.2.3, Personnel Certification: Radiation Safety Officers published.
|Consultation||April 29, 2013 to June 28, 2013||View Information Bulletin 13-04
View the consultation version of Draft REGDOC-2.2.3, Radiation Safety Officers
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|Invitation to provide feedback on comments received||July 16 to August 7, 2013||
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|Feedback received||August 14, 2013|
|Publication||July 4, 2014|
Initial Certification Examinations
This regulatory document defines requirements for initial certification examinations that persons seeking initial certification from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) must meet. These criteria are in accordance with paragraph 9(2)(b) of the Class I Nuclear Facilities Regulations.
REGDOC-2.2.3, Initial Certification Examinations specifies the required programs and processes that nuclear power plant (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.
Period for providing feedback on the comments received ended on April 16, 2015. View the feedback received.
|Consultation||November 4, 2014 to March 9, 2015||View News Release
View the consultation version of Draft REGDOC-2.2.3 Initial Certification Examinations
(Draft REGDOC-2.2.3 HTML)
(Draft REGDOC-2.2.3 PDF)
|Invitation to provide feedback on comments received||March 23, 2015 to April 16, 2015||
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|Feedback received||April 27, 2015|
Certification of Persons Working at Nuclear Power Plants
View [HTML version of REGDOC-2.2.3, Volume III: Certification of Persons Working at Nuclear Power Plants][PDF version of REGDOC-2.2.3, Volume III: Certification of Persons Working at Nuclear Power Plants]
REGDOC-2.2.3, Volume III will replace RD-204, Certification of Persons Working at Nuclear Power Plants, and contains a single update from the text in RD-204 to increase the validity period for knowledge-based certification examinations from one year to three years. Following a technical analysis – including a GBA+ component – CNSC staff determined that this change would allow licensees to recruit additional suitable candidates in positions requiring CNSC certification.
This document will supersede RD-204, Certification of Persons Working at Nuclear Power Plants.
|Publication||Published September 2019||
HTML version of REGDOC-2.2.3
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Exposure Device Operators
Pursuant to the Nuclear Substances and Radiation Devices Regulations, only a certified exposure device operator (EDO) or a trainee acting under the direct supervision and continuous observation of a certified EDO is allowed to operate an exposure device. Any person who wishes to be certified as an EDO or who wishes to renew their EDO certification must submit an application to the CNSC.
This regulatory document provides, through a reference, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission’s requirements and guidance for certification as an EDO and for renewal of an EDO certification. It supersedes G-229, Certification of Exposure Device Operators, published in March 2004.
March 1, 2017: REGDOC-2.2.3, Personnel Certification: Exposure Device Operators published.
|Publication||March 1, 2017||View News Release
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For questions and information related to REGDOC-2.2.3, Volume III: Certification of Persons Working at Nuclear Power Plants:
Directorate of Safety Management
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
P.O. Box 1046, Station B
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1P 5S9
Telephone: 1-800-668-5284 (Canada only)
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