Excellent learning and peer-to-peer networking opportunities with a cross-section of the nuclear industry.
The world’s first certified professional development programme for individuals in nuclear security management.
An extensive archive of information on nuclear security, both from WINS and from external sources.
Helping licensees assess the maturity of their security programme and measure their security culture effectiveness.
This module is for operational personnel who work with nuclear and other radioactive materials to better understand the importance of nuclear security and their responsibilities for contributing to its effective implementation. The five-unit programme and the examination are offered in English.
This module helps scientists, technicians and engineers (STEs) who work with nuclear and/or other radioactive materials understand the importance of nuclear security and their responsibilities for contributing to it.
Nuclear safety is fundamentally about protecting human beings from nuclear and other radioactive material, whereas nuclear security is fundamentally about protecting nuclear and other radioactive material from human beings with malicious intent. The reality is that safety and security cannot be operationally separated. Together they form a synergy that can only be effective if safety and security professionals work closely together. Should an event occur—whether the initial cause stems from a safety issue or the malicious intent to do harm—both safety and security will need to work together to resolve it. The greater the harmony, communication and interaction between the two areas of responsibility prior to an incident, the faster and more satisfactorily the event will be resolved.
|Number of Units||5|
|Release Date||1st April 2020|
|Recommended Experience||Professional experience and/or Foundation Module|
|Certification Validity||5 years|
Examine the threats to nuclear and other radioactive material—including insider threats and cyber threats
Understand fundamental physical and information security concepts and how they support security systems
Appreciate the numerous areas in which safety intersects with security and practical steps towards bridging the gap between them
Comprehend the principles that support security in supply chain management and transport as well as effective emergency preparedness and response
Learn strategies for improving security culture within your organisation
Recognise the role that STEs play in helping to decrease (or increase) threats
You can decide what learning and certification pathway works best for you. The comprehensive package provides you everything you need to study online and offline in order to achieve certification within a six-month period.
|LMS LEARNING ACCESS||TEXTBOOK||EXAM VOUCHER||EXAM RETAKE VOUCHER||COST*|
|Comprehensive package||500 EUR|
|Online study only||150 EUR|
|Offline study only||200 EUR|
|Combined online + offline study||350 EUR|
|Combined online study + exam||300 EUR|
|Combined offline study + exam||350 EUR|
|Exam only**||150 EUR|
|Exam retake only***||150 EUR|
*Discounts may be possible from time to time and can be requested prior to any purchase.
**This is not a recommended option, for anyone who has not completed the module learning.
***This is required and only available for a learner who has failed an exam, or has not attended a scheduled exam (ie. a no-show)
Our funded scholarships provide everything you need to undertake and complete one of our WINS Academy professional development programmes. The scholarships are available to a global audience of learners who have specific responsibilities for nuclear and radioactive source security or looking to gain further knowledge. We are fully supportive of gender diversity and parity and have scholarships available to support our commitment to increase the participation of women in nuclear security at all levels by promoting knowledge exchange, training, and professional certification. Applications for scholarships are open to all WINS Members and the selection of eligible learners is at WINS’ discretion. A scholarship learning package provides access to the online learning module, a hardcopy textbook and an exam voucher – providing all the tools to enable a learner to achieve certification within the six-month duration of the scholarship programme.APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP
WINS Academy Programme examinations are administered through computer-based testing. All exam questions are developed according to the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing and ordered randomly in the exam. The exam questions are produced and reviewed together with learning technologists and test developers to ensure they are fair, reliable and valid and that they reflect no biases.
WINS Academy exams may be taken in countries that have PearsonVUE test centres and where Pearson OnVUE online proctored exams are available. PearsonVUE provides 6,000 test centres in 180 countries. Learners who successfully achieve the pass grade will receive a WINS Academy Certificate For additional information, please see our Examination Policies and Procedures and Online Exam Booking Guide.BOOK YOUR EXAM
After successfully passing the exam, you will receive a WINS Academy Nuclear Security Certificate and invitation to become part of the WINS Alumni Network. Your certified professional designation remains valid for five years and you can recertify to renew and extend your nuclear security professional certification before the expiry date. Recertification demonstrates your commitment to the nuclear security field and dedication to nuclear security requirements and practices. By renewing your certification, you further develop your knowledge of underlying concepts and strengthen your nuclear security leadership and management skills. Recertification also enhances your professional development through continued learning, experience and support for practical skills. We have three recertification options, so you can decide the best way for you to renew your certified nuclear security professional status with WINS. For additional information please go to our Certification page.RENEW YOUR CERTIFICATION