That is why the IAEA devotes substantial resources to assist States in developing the relevant capabilities that enable them to cooperate
effectively in safeguards implementation. It also offers guidance and assistance to States to enhance the understanding of their
This assistance is provided through advisory service missions, training courses, and the publication of guidance documents
and reference materials.
A nuclear power programme requires careful planning, preparation and a major investment in both time and resources. A decision to embark on a nuclear power programme represents a long-term commitment. One important aspect to consider for a State embarking on nuclear power is safeguards.
This course will introduce various topics relevant to safeguards which need to be considered carefully.
First released in June 2022.
This basic training course is addressed to individuals from Member States that are embarking on nuclear power programmes and want to learn about which safeguards aspects need to be considered and addressed.
Duration: ~1-2h + optional resources / Interactivity: Self-Study / Languages: English / Certificate: no certificate available / Level: Basic
The objective of this online module is to be informational and introduce the IAEA Safeguards and SSAC Advisory Service (ISSAS), which benefits they bring for Member States and which topics can be covered during the mission. An ISSAS mission provides a comprehensive review of a States System of Accounting for Control of Nuclear Material (SSAC) by a team of technical and legal experts. The voluntary peer review mission covers all aspects of SSAC to identify good practices and establish recommendations to further strengthen a State's implementation of safeguards. All States with and IAEA Safeguards agreement can request an ISSAS mission.
First released in February 2022.
This basic informational module is addressed to all individuals who want to have a concise summary on ISSAS.
Duration: ~40 mins / Interactivity: Self-Study / Languages: English / Certificate: no Certificate available / Level: Basic
The State Declarations Portal (SDP) is a web-based system that supports secure bi-directional information exchange between States or Regional Authorities and the IAEA. The State Declarations Portal was originally launched in 2017 and is in line with the IAEA's mandate "to foster the exchange of scientific and technical information on peaceful uses of atomic energy". It is operated and maintained by the IAEA in collaboration with over 90 Member States and international organizations.
First released in June 2021.
*This course does not have to be completed in one attempt. It can be finished in multiple visits.
This basic training course is addressed to all individuals that are involved in the implementation of Safeguards in their country.
Duration: 24-48 hours / Interactivity: Self-Study / Languages: English / Certificate: no certificate available / Level: Basic
The Protocol Reporter version 3 (PR3) is a computer software programme developed and provided by the IAEA, that facilitates the preparation by Member States of declarations pursuant to Article 2 and 3 of the Protocol Additional to Safeguards Agreements (Additional Protocol or AP). Want to learn more about it? Enter this course to find out why we have it, how it works and how a Member State can request the software for free.
First released in May 2022.
This basic informational course is addressed to all individuals that are involved in the Additional Protocol reporting obligations of their Member State.
Duration: 30 mins / Interactivity: Self-Study / Languages: English / Certificate: no Certificate available / Level: Basic