Research and Test Reactor Mock On-the-Job Inspection for OAP Hosted by PSU
From August 8 - 11, 2016, AdSTM staff conducted an On-the-Job (OJT) mock research reactor inspection at the Penn State Breazeale TRIGA Reactor (PSBR) in State College, Pennsylvania. The participants were three nuclear regulators from the Thailand Office of Atoms for Peace (OAP), Bureau of Nuclear Safety... Learn More
Design and Construction Codes and Standards Workshop for CNCAN in Romania
The IRDP U.S. industry Design and Construction Codes and Standards Workshop was conducted from July 25 to July 29, 2016 at the offices of the National Commission for Nuclear Activities Control (CNCAN) in Bucharest, Romania. The audience was composed of members of the CNCAN regulatory staff, CNCAN university... Learn More
Research and Test Reactor Inspection Program for OAP in Bangkok, Thailand
From May 16-19, 2016, AdSTM, Inc. conducted an IRDP workshop on the NRC Research and Test Reactors (RTR) Inspection Program for the Office of Atoms for Peace (OAP) in Bangkok, Thailand. The audience was composed of OAP nuclear regulators from the Thailand Bureau of Nuclear Safety (BNSR), whose responsibility encompasses... Learn More
Nuclear Power Plant Licensing Workshop for the FNRBA in Mombasa, Kenya
AdSTM conducted a Nuclear Power Plant Licensing Workshop in Mombasa, Kenya from April 18 to April 21, 2016. The workshop was attended by representatives of regulatory authorities from a number of African countries who are members of FNRBA, and are interested in pursuing Nuclear Power as part of their strategy... Learn More
IRDP assists countries in developing and implementing the legal infrastructure needed for an effective regulatory program. This includes national laws, legally binding regulations, and a variety of regulatory guidance. The development of requirements and guidance has been organized araound the seven phases of a nuclear power program. Learn more.
NRC's Reactor Concepts (R-100) Online Training Now Available
This course is open to all registered users and provides a baseline of knowledge of what NRC does in relation to nuclear power plants and how it maintains the protection of people and the environment. After completing the course, you will be able to speak knowledgably and with confidence to the general public in relation to the mission of NRC. Learn More
The International Regulatory Development Partnership (IRDP) assists countries with emerging nuclear power programs in developing organizational and programmatic resources for regulatory oversight.
IRDP provides technical assistance internationally to develop organizational infrastructure and programmatic resources for licensing and oversight of nuclear power and research and test reactors. NRC staff and contractors provide direct consultation and support to national regulators. The program produces training programs which cover the full range of topics relevant to reactor oversight and the development of a regulatory capability and provides bi-lateral support to enhance knowledge development and address challenging management issues. More ›
IRDP provides bi-lateral support to partner countries to further enhance agency development. This support would typically be requested by a partner country and has involved such issues as human relations development, assistance in development of specific regulatory programs, and improved understanding of the role of a regulatory agency as related to legal aspects, enforcement, technical document reviews, and inspection program development and implementation. More ›
IRDP develops and delivers training modules and workshops on topics ranging from the fundamentals of reactor safety regulation to the details of licensing reviews to construction and vendor inspections. The training modules cover key topics related to organizational infrastructure and regulatory programs. Courses are generally two to five days long and are presented at the regulatory agency of the participating country, by knowledgeable NRC staff and contractors. More ›
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