Operator Licensing Program Feedback

The NRC's operator licensing program is governed by the regulations in 10 CFR Part 55 and implemented in accordance with the guidance in NUREG-1021, "Operator Licensing Examination Standards for Power Reactors," and other documents. Individuals interested in these regulations and standards have, over time, requested clarification from the NRC's operator licensing program office regarding specific policies and issues.

The Operator Licensing Program Feedback (OLPF) is organized and revised to conform with the Examination Standards (ES) in NUREG-1021, with bookmarks and links to related documents. The current catalog of OLPFs that correspond with NUREG-1021 revision 12 can be found at this link: Operator Licensing Program Feedback.

The OLPF catalog was recently updated to ensure current guidance reflects the organization of NUREG-1021 revision 12. As a result of the update, Archived Questions OLPF was developed for questions that generally provided historical clarifications. Please see the OLPF Change Catalog for NUREG-1021 revision 12 which includes detailed changes and a record of deleted questions. Although some of the feedback is specific in nature and may be limited in its applicability to other licensees, the staff believes that making it available on the website will promote a better understanding of the operator licensing program. Please see this older version of the OLPF for NUREG-1021 revision 11 references.

Licensees are cautioned to use the OLPF catalog as an aid in understanding the elements of the operator licensing program and, if appropriate, to discuss their specific circumstances with the operator licensing staff at the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation or the appropriate NRC Regional Office; moreover, the feedback represents NRC staff positions that are NOT intended as legal interpretations of the regulations.

Page Last Reviewed/Updated Monday, October 31, 2022