Tag: Certification

Design Certification Applications for New Reactors


By issuing a design certification, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approves a nuclear power plant design, independent of an application to construct or operate a plant. A design certification is valid for 15 years from the date of issuance, but can be renewed for an additional 10 to 15 years.


Design certification is achieved through the NRC’s rulemaking process, and is founded on the staff’s review of the application, which addresses the
various safety issues associated with the proposed nuclear power plant design, independent
of a specific site. During this process, the NRC notifies all stakeholders (including the public) as to how and when they may participate in the regulatory
process, which may include participating in public meetings and rulemaking activities related to design certifications.
See our Backgrounder on New Nuclear Plant Designs for an overview of new nuclear plant designs and the status of their respective

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CIDQ | Certification for Interior Designers | NCIDQ Exam

The Value of NCIDQ Certification

NCIDQ Certification is the industry’s recognized indicator of proficiency in interior design principles and a designer’s commitment to the profession.
 
Professional interior designers who possess the NCIDQ Certification have distinguished themselves by demonstrating a specific set of core competencies, supported by verified work experience and a college degree. They have proven their expertise in understanding and applying current codes established to protect public health, safety and welfare. They are passionate about their profession and dedicated to its recognition and integrity.
 
The NCIDQ Examination is the broad-based exam for all interior designers and serves as the foundation from which to build for those moving into specialty design areas. NCIDQ Certification is required for the practice of many types of interior design in regulated jurisdictions throughout North America.  Certification enables designers to easily validate their knowledge, experience and skill to employers and clients alike. Designers certified through

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