U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Qualification of Radiation Protection Manager - Regulatory Guide 1.8, Revision 1
Title: Qualification of Radiation Protection Manager -
Regulatory Guide 1.8, Revision 1
See the memorandum from L. J. Cunningham to E. Greenman
dated August 5, 1982. Technician experience is not
equivalent to professional experience when evaluating the
qualifications of a Radiation Protection Manager (RPM).
The RPM experience factors mentioned in Regulatory Guide
1.8, Rev. 1, were reviewed by IE. A licensee proposed to
allow a one-for-one substitution of an incumbent
technician's experience for the Regulatory Guide's stated
"... at least 5 years of professional experience ...."
Consistent with the position of NRR's Radiological
Assessment Branch, IE agreed that technician experience was
not equivalent to professional experience. NRR also agreed
that exceptions may be granted under certain circumstances
but such cases must be examined on a case-by-case basis.
Regulatory references: Regulatory Guide 1.8, Technical
Subject codes: 1.1