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 covers the security systems, including administrative and technical measures, required to protect and secure radioactive sources, mitigate threats and minimise the risk of harmful events. The seven-unit programme and the examination are offered in English, Spanish, Ukrainian and Thai.
This programme is for anyone who has responsibilities for managing the security of radioactive sources. This could include leaders and managers of health care facilities, well logging operations, industry, research institutes, or even law enforcement agencies who want to enhance their knowledge about radioactive source security.
In particular, the programme will be useful for individuals who hold such job titles as Radiation Safety Officer (RSO), Radiation Protection Officer (RPO), and Radiation Protection Advisor (RPA). These safety experts have often been given the responsibility to implement security policies and procedures because some basic measures, such as radioactive source inventories and control of access to radioactive sources, were already part of their responsibilities.
Radioactive sources are used widely in medicine, industry, academia, research and agriculture around the world. To minimise the risk that an external adversary or an insider will use these sources in a malicious act that leads to harmful consequences, sources need to be protected and secured. This requires demonstrable competence in radioactive source security management.
The module explores security threats and the risks arising from those threats. It also examines the security systems—including administrative and technical measures—that are put in place to protect and secure radioactive sources, mitigate the threats, and minimise the risks of harmful events. In addition, the module emphasises the crucial role of security culture and human reliability programmes as well as the interface between safety and security in the protection and security of radioactive sources.
Understand security threats and the risks arising from those threats
Appreciate the roles that international organisations, States, regulators and licensees play in ensuring radioactive source security
Comprehend security systems and responsibilities including physical, administrative and technical measures
Learn techniques to measure and enhance an organisation’s security culture
Understand strategies to assess and improve human reliability for the protection and security of radioactive sources
Examine additional methods of risk reduction such as source replacement
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||750 EUR|
|Online study only||250 EUR|
|Offline study only||300 EUR|
|Combined online + offline study||550 EUR|
|Combined online study + exam||450 EUR|
|Combined offline study + exam||500 EUR|
|Exam only**||200 EUR|
|Exam retake only***||200 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
|Number of Questions||60|
|Type of Questions||Multiple choice|
|Length of Exam||60 minutes|
|Test Provider||Pearson VUE|
|Exam Option||At a test centre or online via remote proctoring|
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
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