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Nuclear Uniform Curriculum Program (NUCP)

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In 2007, the U.S. nuclear industry launched the Nuclear Uniform Curriculum Program (NUCP), managed by the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI).  The NUCP is a standardized certificate program designed to ensure the workforce is trained and in place at the right time. The NUCP was developed to quantify the need for nuclear plant workers, define industry-approved curriculum, and implement the right number of programs. The intent is that graduates could be waived or exempted from portions of required initial training. By organizing industry partnerships with two-year education programs, it leverages resources to provide the next generation of highly skilled workers.


Clarence Fenner, STPNOC

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Learn more about Bismarck State College’s Interactive Learning Tools (ILTs) to enhance training. The Water & Wastewater ILTs focus on the operation of  various types of equipment within water and wastewater treatment facilities.

Bismarck State College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Visit the accreditation page for more details.

All courses are delivered asynchronous and offered 24/7.

The majority of courses are 3-5 weeks long.

Plan to spend approximately 15-20 hours a week working on a course.

You can start anytime during the year.

You choose your education journey. You can take an individual course, a certificate program or pursue a degree. If you are degree seeking, official transcripts will be required and placement tests may need to be completed. 

Visit the tuition page here. If you/your company is not an EPCE member, learn more about becoming an EPCE member company and or individual member.

Yes, you can receive college credit for a variety of approved previous learning accomplishments. Explore your options with the BSC advisor. 

Contact your Human Resources department to see if courses/programs qualify.  

To get started, you will need to complete the application process . The admissions process typically takes 1 – 3 weeks.

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Have questions?
Get in touch with Bismarck State’s program advisor.

Melinda Landis
Advisor, NECE
[email protected]

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