The Nuclear Security & Safeguards Education Portal (NSSEP) serves to provide educational resources for students with an interest in nuclear safeguards and the security of nuclear materials. Detecting, preventing, and reversing the proliferation of nuclear materials and technology helps to provide peace and security to the international community.
It is crucial that we develop human resources that can support this vital mission. NSSEP is primarily focused on technical education in the area of nuclear safeguards. This helps to develop individuals with the technical skills needed to help design and implement systems and technologies for securing nuclear materials at commercial nuclear facilities and detecting covert nuclear activities.
The course modules provided here are intended to take from 1-3 hours for a student to complete. They consist of reading materials, videos, links to additional resources, and self-assessments. The student can complete the modules at their own pace.
We recommend starting with the “Introduction to Nuclear Safeguards and Security” module, which gives a thorough overview of concepts related to nuclear safeguards and security.
NSSPI Professional Certificates
NSSPI offers two professional certificates:
- Professional Certificate in Nuclear Security Fundamentals (3 CEUs)
- Professional Certificate in Nuclear Safeguards Fundamentals (2.5 CEUs)