StatusThe Standards Committee rejected the Standard Authorization Request (SAR) during its July 21, 2021 meeting and a formal response letter was sent to the original SAR submitted (see SC response below). Since the SAR no longer exists, the SDT will be dissolved.
BackgroundOn February 11, 2019 the Personnel Certification Governance Committee (PCGC) posted a whitepaper for comment on proposed changes to the NERC System Operator Certification program. Referencing the PCGC's “One System Operator Certification Credential" whitepaper, all System Operators would hold the same Certification credential. This better serves reliability by ensuring all System Operators, regardless of their company's registration or credential of choice, have the same base knowledge. All System Operators will be tested to the same level of minimum knowledge and skills. This will help to eliminate knowledge silos within the System Operator community. This knowledge is demonstrated through the System Operator Certification process. The proposal is to change the current System Operator Certification from its current four credentials to one credential, “NERC Certified System Operator." During the comment period over 40 responses were received with an overwhelming majority in support of the proposed change.
This project will revise PER-003-2 to address one credential is required, not the current four credentials. This better serves reliability by ensuring all System Operators, regardless of their company's registration or credential of choice, have the same base knowledge.
The PCGC whitepaper and response to comments can be
Standard(s) Affected – PER-003-2
Purpose/Industry Need This project enhances BES Reliability by ensuring all System Operators have the same base knowledge.
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Standard Authorization Request (SAR)Clean | Redline
08/01/19 - 08/30/19
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