Florida Power & Light Company (FPL): Experienced Personnel

Experienced Personnel

FPL Nuclear Power Plant Operators
Our employees are well-trained, tested and continuously to protect public health and safety.
  • Licensed plant operators undergo 18 months of initial training, including classroom study and hands-on simulator experience before they can take a comprehensive examination to earn an individual operator's license from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).
  • Every reactor operator at our nuclear power plants must then pass comprehensive testing to earn a license from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).
  • Once licensed, nuclear operators spend one week out of every six weeks in training and simulator exercises throughout their entire careers, logging more training hours than airline pilots.
  • Reactor operators must complete rigorous exams and testing to renew their NRC licenses every two years.

Nuclear power plant operators spend more time in training throughout their careers than airline pilots.