Excellent Pay, Opportunity and Mobility

Nuclear Power technicians are highly sought to work in nuclear power plants all across the U.S.  A career in the nuclear industry offers a highly desirable job, excellent pay, nationwide opportunities and upward mobility.

As the nation’s largest supplier of supplemental radiation protection technicians, BHI is always looking for smart, hard-working individuals who desire a career in radiation protection. We offer initial training that provides the basic skills to perform junior level radiation protection tasks. We also offer senior level training to those technicians ready to advance to a senior radiation protection technician position.

BHI is certified by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to administer written knowledge exams and task performance evaluations using EPRI Standardized Task Evaluations (STE). The STE process ensures technicians are trained and qualified using a systematic approach to training.

Technician Training Classes

BHI periodically conducts training classes to bring new people into the industry to begin their career as a Radiation Protection (RP) Technician. These classes teach the fundamental science and how to assess radiological conditions to institute protective measures for radiation workers. A radiological simulator is used to enable trainees to learn proper survey techniques in an environment that does not pose radiation exposure. The nuclear industry has been impressed with the capability of students who complete our training.

To successfully complete the one week training class, candidates must complete a self-study elearning course prior to attending the class. Students who study this course and master the learning objectives are generally successful with the training. The training class begins with a proctored written exam on the fundamental science taught through the elearning course. A score of 80% is required to continue the class to learn the basic tasks performed by an RP Technician.

BHI offers these classes and the elearning course at no cost. Students attending these classes are responsible for providing their own transportation, lodging, meals, and personal incidentals. Students that successfully complete the class are eligible for hire as a Junior RP Technician. Employment opportunities with BHI are typically an option for people who successfully completed this training.


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BHI’s Radiation Protection Course Registration

RP technician training classes are offered across the country at various locations.  If you are interested in registering for a class, contact a BHI Recruiter who can tell you where and when current classes are scheduled. Class size is limited so registration does not guarantee attendance. BHI also monitors the progress of candidates in completing the elearning course and reserves the right to cancel attendance for registrants who have not prepared for the class. The class is fast-paced and requires diligent preparation to be successful.

Continuing Training for Supplemental RP Technicians

Continuing training courses for supplemental RP technicians are now available on the National Academy for Nuclear Training eLearning (NANTeL) website. Technicians must complete continuing training to maintain their qualifications.  To complete continuing training, log on to the NANTeL website and click on the “My Training” icon.  Click on the course titled “Supplemental RP Technician Continuing Training”  The year when the course must be completed is included in the title.  If the course that you need is not listed, notify a NANTeL Administrator to have the course assigned to you.

Continuing training courses generally take one to three hours to complete.  NANTeL allows you to exit the course at any time and then resume the course later from the point of exit. A proctor is not required.