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Department of Homeland Security Shield / FEMA
Center for
Domestic Preparedness

Introduction to NUREG-0654/FEMA-REP-1, Revision 2

.8 Contact Hours


This course serves as a primer for the Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Program stakeholders on the purpose and use of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC’s) joint guidance document, NUREG-0654/FEMA-REP-1, Rev. 2.  

This guidance document focuses on preparedness for radiological incidents at commercial nuclear power plants (NPPs) that could impact public health and safety. It describes, and makes available to the public, approaches that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and FEMA consider acceptable for use in implementing specific parts of each agencies’ regulations.

This 45 minute Independent Study Training (IST) is a self-paced, web-based course addressing the following topics:

  • History and Foundations of the FEMA REP Program
  • Structure and Guidance provided by NUREG-0654/FEMA-REP-1, Revision 2 (Rev. 2) 
  • How Different Organizations Use and Apply NUREG-0654/FEMA-REP-1, Revision 2 (Rev. 2) 

Target Audience

All FEMA REP community stakeholders including State, local, and tribal government offsite response organizations (OROs), FEMA staff, Licensee OROs, and other supporting federal government agencies.