Certificate in Nuclear Emergency Team Operations


This certificate is an exploration of the biological effects of radiation and concepts of radiological response related to nuclear emergencies. Students will focus on basic nuclear physics, response processes and capabilities, radiation detection equipment, contamination processes and procedures and command and control.


Upon completion of this certificate, students will be able to do the following:

  • Understand and discuss weapons of mass destruction threat awareness, interagency policy, national response architecture, nuclear science, radiation detector theory, and crisis communications
  • Describe the characteristics of CBRN agents, delivery systems, and the psychological aspects of CBRN weapons
  • Explain the strategic and tactical utility of each type of CBRN weapon in various kinds of conflict
  • Construct consequence and contingency plans to meet both natural and man-made emergencies
  • Utilize knowledge of security organization management both in discussion and in providing protection for specific assets and activities
  • Assess core competencies and interest in leading a security organization
  • Synthesize and reflect upon knowledge gained upon certificate completion

DNWS NR130     Advanced Diagnostic Training 1 (ADT-1)

NUC415     Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Weapons

PRO405     Consequence Management

SEC300     Certificate Portfolio

SEC366     Managing the Security Organization

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.