Wins Members | Why Certify

Why certify?

Looking at other industry sectors, each sector has professional standards and required certifications... so

why not in the nuclear industry?

Dr. Roger Howsley, Executive Director, WINS
50% have no professional development or training opportunities for nuclear security

It's important to integrate security into my work schedule. There is no way i can work safely...

if I am not secure.

Dr. Yakubu Viva Ibrahim. Reactor Physicist, WINS First Graduate
80% are interested in the professional development opportunities available through the WINS Academy
WINS Academy has 215 graduates from 38 countries and over 725 participants from 77 countries. We welcome you to read excerpts from their experiences with the WINS Academy.

Engineer, Tunisian Power and Gas, Tunisia.
Certified Nuclear Security Professional (CNSP) with Specialisation in Science and Engineering for Nuclear Security.

"As a nuclear power engineer with a focus on the nuclear safety side of NPPs and emergency preparedness, I have always wondered about the interface between nuclear safety and nuclear security. Why is it that we don’t learn or study nuclear security but continue to place such stress on nuclear safety? Thanks to the WINS Academy programme, I found that nuclear security is the “shy hidden twin sister” of nuclear safety that is only now being recognized to be as important as it is. 
I wish to encourage my peers to take this course."

Kivinen Jussi

Service Manager, Barona Group Oy, Finland.
Certified Nuclear Security Professional (CNSP) with Specialisation in Nuclear Security for Executive Management.

"In Finland, we have a pretty good network and numerous cooperation opportunities between the private security sector, nuclear facilities and different authorities. We also have a high quality education system. One thing is missing though: basic training for nuclear security. Now, having passed both the Foundation Module and the Elective Module for Executive Managers, I must admit that I have gained a lot of new ideas and perspectives. As shown in the elective, combining security and business is very important nowadays. It is crucial to know how to speak the business language and how to prove to others that your security programme is effective."