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Safeguards and Security Technology Training Program

Training courses focus on nondestructive assay techniques applied to nuclear safeguards and security applications. Instruction focuses on hands-on measurements in a laboratory setting using real nuclear material in small groups led by experienced instructors.

  • 5 Ring Neutron

    Fundamentals of Nondestructive Assay


  • Advanced Neutron Nondestructive Assay


  • Plutonium Calorimetric Assay


  • Advanced Gamma Nondestructive Assay


  • Statistical Concepts in Nuclear Safeguards



Safeguards Training Courses

Below is the list of courses offered at Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2021.

Course Name Dates (2021)
Fundamentals of Nondestructive Assay Feb.8-12, April 12-16, July 12-16 & Oct.25-29
Advanced Gamma Nondestructive Assay March 8-12
Advanced Neutron Nondestructive Assay March 15-19
Plutonium Calorimetric Assay May 4-6, June 28-30
Statistical Concepts of Nuclear Safeguards May 18-20


COVID Requirements

Training courses will be held in compliance with LANL’s COVID policies. Participants shall confirm their vaccination status by presenting their vaccination record card to the training coordinator. Participants who are unvaccinated or decline to provide their vaccination status must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test conducted within three (3) days prior to their arrival on-site. Participants who have not provided confirmation of vaccination will be treated as unvaccinated and should notify the training coordinator in advanced to obtain LANL approval to attend the training. All participants who register for training courses should be aware that last minute changes to the COVID policies may affect their ability to attend these trainings. Participant limits will vary to ensure safety.

To be added to our course announcement, email distribution lists or for any other questions please email: safeguards-training@lanl.gov.

Click on this link for course tracks in nuclear security safeguards training.