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Decontamination & Decommissioning
Nuclear Engineering Division at Argonne
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Decommissioning of Nuclear Facilities - Training Course

Policies & Practices

Please note the following policies and practices related to the Decommissioning Training Courses:


  • Applicants are encouraged to register electronically.  Early registration is highly recommended due to the limited class size.
  • We highly recommend to attendees that they register no later than two weeks (10 working days) before the scheduled start date for the TC.
  • All questions on the online registration form marked as mandatory must be answered. If you do not answer every question, your application may not be able to be processed in a timely manner.
  • In the event the online submission does not work, the registration form is also available as a PDF document to download, print, fill out by hand and fax to us.
  • ONLY for TC sessions at Argonne:
    All foreign visitors (non-US Citizens) requiring access to the Argonne site are required to obtain access authorization prior to arrival. This requires completion of the form ANL-593 and submittal of it for approvals which - depending on the visitors nationality - typically requires somewhere between 21 days - 30 days.


Registration Fee Details

  • Registration Fee includes: One electronic copy of TC materials. Namely: the TC registration fee includes either 1-USB stick or 1-CD containing the main training course materials. Requests for a set of training course materials in paper copy form can be provided at a cost of $200 USD.
  • People registering only as exhibitors will not receive a copy of the training materials.
  • The attendee is fully responsible for all travel related costs (lodging, per diem, transportation to/from the training course, etc) and all other attendance related costs. In other words: Course prices do not cover travel or accommodation costs. You are fully responsible for making your transportation and hotel arrangements. See also Frequently Asked Questions.
  • Accepted Currency: The TC Registration fees are to be paid in US dollars - no foreign currencies can be used or will be accepted for payment.
  • The registration fee, or proof of forthcoming payment, must be received prior to the course.

Payment by Credit Card

  • We accept online credit card payments (accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Diners Club, and American Express).
  • If registering by fax
    If you decide to use the PDF form to register you must then provide us the credit card details (account number and expiration dates) by filling the appropriate fields in that form. The completed PDF form must be faxed to Judy Benigno at the fax number:   (+1) (630) 252-5533.
  • Payment Deadline (Credit Cards): Payments by credit card must be made at least 3 weeks before the start date for the course.

Payment by Check

  • Corporate and personal checks are also acceptable for payment.
  • Payment Deadline (Checks): Mail the required  training course registration fee to Argonne at least 3 weeks before the dates for the course (see address below).
  • Make checks payable to Argonne National Laboratory. Send checks to the TC Registrar at the Argonne Conference Services:
    Judy Benigno
    Conference Services
    Bldg. 201-1H-12
    9700 South Cass Avenue
    Argonne, IL  60439
    United States of America

Other Payment Methods

  • Please contact us prior to the training course if you will not be able to pay the registration fee using any of the above methods.
    Payment via Bank Transfers is only possible under the following conditions:
    The attendee wishing to pay via bank transfer must have completed the online registration.
    We can send the bank information for a wire transfer payment only after you have officially registered for one of our training courses requesting to pay via bank transfer.
  • NOTE: Electronic Funds Transfer payments must include the EFT fees from the transferring financial institution (if any) in addition to the TC registration fee.

Registration Acceptance

  • Two-week prior to TC Start Date (= prior to first day of Training Course) deadline for registration has been set. If there is a need for registration after this time you must contact the TC director to see if space is available.
  • Space will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.


  • Group and Student Reduced Rate
    Please contact the Course Director for information on group and student discounts:
    Larry Boing, TC Director
    Phone:   +1 630-252-6729;   Fax:   +1 630-252-7577;   Email:  
  • Stacking of Discounts
    Stacking of discounts is not possible.


Further policies

  • Cancellation Policies
  • Special Requirements for persons attending an on-site TC Session at Argonne National Laboratory.
    See Requirements to Access Argonne Site
  • No recording or videotaping may be conducted by participants.
  • Argonne reserves the right to substitute speaker(s).
  • This training course can also be conducted at locations other than the Argonne site. Please contact the Course Director for details on this option:
    Larry Boing, TC Director
    Phone:   +1 630-252-6729;   Fax:   +1 630-252-7577;   Email:  
  • Tour access to facilities/sites to be toured even as a part of a particular TC by the TC participants is solely at the discretion of the operating organization at which the tour is being offered. We cannot and do not guarantee access to any site/facility for that tour - that access authorization is based solely upon the site or facility access authority and their requirements and conditions for access. We apologize in advance if this causes anyone difficulties.

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Director, Decommissioning TC
D&D Program
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Phone:   +1 630-252-6729
Fax:   +1 630-252-7577

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