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Nuclear Nonproliferation Policy
The mission of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Policy Division (NNPD) is to promote the peaceful use of nuclear technology while simultaneously preventing the diversion and misuse of nuclear material and technology through appropriate safeguards and security, and promotion of nuclear nonproliferation policies. To achieve this mission, the objectives of the NNPD are to: Promote policy that discourages the proliferation of nuclear technology and material to inappropriate entities. Provide information to ANS members, the technical community at large, opinion leaders, and decision makers to improve their understanding of nuclear nonproliferation issues. Become a recognized technical resource on nuclear nonproliferation, safeguards, and security issues. Serve as the integration and coordination body for nuclear nonproliferation activities for the ANS. Work cooperatively with other ANS divisions to achieve these objective nonproliferation policies.
Conference on Nuclear Training and Education: A Biennial International Forum (CONTE 2023)
February 6–9, 2023
Amelia Island, FL|Omni Amelia Island Resort
The Standards Committee is responsible for the development and maintenance of voluntary consensus standards that address the design, analysis, and operation of components, systems, and facilities related to the application of nuclear science and technology. Find out What’s New, check out the Standards Store, or Get Involved today!
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DOE awards $800K to ANS, ECA to engage on nuclear energy
The Department of Energy yesterday awarded the American Nuclear Society and Energy Communities Alliance Inc. (ECA) a combined $800,000 to connect with communities across the country and establish education and outreach opportunities in nuclear energy. (A Washington, D.C.–based nonprofit, ECA “brings together local government officials to share information, establish policy positions, and promote community interests to address an increasingly complex set of constituent, environmental, regulatory, and economic development needs,” according to its website.)
The Credential that Gives you the Edge
Licensure is an indicator of dedication to integrity, hard work, and creativity and is an assurance that the individual engineer has passed at least a minimum screen of competence. The American Nuclear Society offers the following materials to help you prepare for the Nuclear PE Exam:
Additional helpful information:
The Nuclear PE Examination is a 9.5-hour computer-based exam offered once per year in October. The exam is comprised of 85 questions. Answer options include multiple choice (one correct answer), multiple option (multiple correct answers), point and click, drag and drop, and fill-in-the-blank. The multiple option, point and click, drag and drop, and fill-in-the-blank answer options are known as alternative item types (AIT). Refer to the Sample AIT questions hyperlink below to view examples of each answer type. In addition, the NCEES website contains detailed tutorials, which elaborate on AITs.
The upcoming test date is Tuesday, October 18, 2022. Examinees may reserve their seat up to a year in advance at a Pearson VUE test center once they are registered with NCEES and approved by their state board. Candidates are encouraged to reserve their seat for this single-day event as early as possible.
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