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Nuclear and Other Radioactive Materials Transport Security

Argonne National Laboratory
September 10-14, 2018


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Packaging Certification Program (PCP), Office of Packaging and Transportation (EM-4.24), is sponsoring a training course on transport security of nuclear and other radioactive materials. The course will be held September 10-14, 2018 at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, IL.


The tuition for the training course is $1,800. Early registrants will receive a discounted rate for registering before August 10, 2018. Registration and payment must be received by August 24, 2018. Visit the registration page to register. Class size is limited to 24 participants.

What Does the Course Cover?

This course will help participants understand (1) international and U.S.- domestic requirements for security during the transport of nuclear and other radioactive material by all modes of transport and (2) the methodologies that can be used to satisfy those requirements.
The 2018 course will focus on and emphasize international transport security, whereas the 2019 course will focus on and emphasize U.S. domestic transport security.

Course highlights include the following:

  • The need for transport security, fundamental security principles, and definitions
  • Overview of international and U.S. domestic transport security requirements and recommendations and guidance from international and U.S. governmental organizations
  • How to develop transport security systems by following a graded approach
  • How to establish the rules of engagement for escort, guard force, and emergency response force personnel
  • How to communicate with the public during emergencies
  • How to develop transport security plans (TSPs) that satisfy regulatory
    security requirements
  • Hands-on exercises involving TSPs, readiness review, and corrective actions
  • Field exercise using the ARG-US remote monitoring system to track a mock shipment with “staged incidents”

Course Activities

Course activities will include lectures and discussions, in-class exercises and homework, tabletop and field exercises, facility tours, and a final exam. Participants who successfully complete the course and pass the exam may be eligible for graduate-level college credit at the University of Nevada, Reno. For more information, see


Faculty includes subject matter experts from the international community, federal and state agencies, national laboratories, academia, and industry.

Who Should Attend?

This course has been designed for DOE and its contractors and other agency and industry personnel who are responsible for ensuring the security of nuclear and other radioactive material during transport within the United States and around the world. Professionals who would benefit from the course include shippers, carriers, and receivers; public relations personnel; logistics planners and brokers; regulators; federal and state inspectors; and guard, escort, and emergency response personnel. The number of participants is limited to 24.

Hotel Information

Each attendee is responsible for making their own reservations and payments.

On-site Lodging

For those attendees who wish to stay on campus, we recommend accommodations provided by the Argonne Guest House.

Argonne Guest House
Argonne National Laboratory
9700 S. Cass Avenue - Building 460
Argonne, IL 60439
Phone: (800) 632-8990 or (630) 739-6000
Fax: (630) 739-1000


Off-site Lodging

Another lodging option available off-campus and in close proximity to Argonne is Aloft Boilingbrook.

Aloft Bolingbrook
500 Janes Avenue
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Phone: (800) GO-ALOFT or (630) 410-6367



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