Based on the world record nomination from Europe Records Institute (EURI) and Decision No. WK/USA.INDIA/851/2022/No.307, World Records Union (WorldKings) officially declared WINS Academy as the world’s first international certification for nuclear security management and radioactive source security management on May 24th, 2022.
The World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS) is an international non-governmental membership organisation located in Vienna, Austria. Its mission is to be the leader in knowledge exchange, professional development and certification for nuclear security management.
To carry out its mission, WINS provides a wide variety of services that focus on four major areas: 1) workshops and training, 2) the WINS Academy, 3) a Knowledge Centre and 4) Evaluation. In this capacity, WINS has published over 36 International Best Practice Guides and numerous special reports. It also conducts workshops, training courses and round-tables around the world and offers evaluation services that help licensees of nuclear and other radioactive material assess the maturity of their security programme and measure the results.
Launched in 2014, the WINS Academy is the world's first international certification programme for nuclear security management. The programme views security as a fundamental aspect of risk management and corporate reputation.
The WINS Academy provides professional training and certification for people with nuclear security responsibilities. It is offered as an on-line self-study course. It consists of a Foundation Module plus nine electives. All participants must first enrol in the Foundation Module; they can then select the elective of their choice. Modules use a problem-based approach to learning.
Once participants complete a module, they sit a proctored exam. Those who successfully pass the examinations for both the Foundation Module and the elective module become WINS Certified Nuclear Security Professionals (CNSPs). They also receive access to the WINS Academy Alumni Network, which enables them to benefit from continued professional development.
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