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REP Disaster Initiated Review

8 Contact Hours


The purpose of a Preliminary Capabilities Assessment (PCA)/Disaster Initiated Review (DIR) is to determine the capability of offsite emergency response infrastructure following an extended plant shutdown, or shutdown caused by electric grid blackouts, malevolent act, pandemic or natural disaster (e.g., hurricane, tornado, flood, storm, earthquake) in the vicinity of commercial nuclear power plants.” This course is designed to provide the participant with fundamental knowledge of the PCA/DIR Standard Operating Procedure and Post Disaster Assessment of Offsite Capabilities Checklists. At the end of this course, participants should be able to demonstrate an awareness of the responsibilities, procedures and protocols for the accomplishment of a PCA/DIR and demonstrate an ability to function as a member of a DIR Team by participating in a DIR table-top exercise. During the course the participants will use RadResponder to assist in the collection/dissemination of assessment information and it is recommended that they have a RadResponder account prior to attending the class.

Course Delivery

  • Primary – Non-Resident; Secondary – Resident (National Emergency Training Centers)

Target Audience

The target audience for this course is Federal, State, Local, Utility, and Tribal Emergency Managers and personnel that may be involved in the Program Disaster Initiated Review (DIR) process.

Prerequisites and Requirements

To be eligible for the course, the student must successfully complete the following course:

*Exceptions to any of the above prerequisites may be granted on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the REP Regional Course Manager (RCM)