Technical Training Programme for Radionuclide Station Operators with ORTEC Equipment

Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States of America

15-17 November 2023

The working language will be English

To provide hands-on training and practical lessons to station operators on the operation, maintenance and repair of the ORTEC gamma detector system manufactured by AMETEK.

These courses shall cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to Detector Systems;
  • Detector troubleshooting;
  • Detector repair;
  • X-Cooler troubleshooting;
  • DSPEC troubleshooting

Invited States Signatories should nominate participants who are station operators involved in the operation, maintenance and repair of stations with ORTEC gamma detector systems manufactured by AMETEK.

In an effort to ensure that relevant technical training is provided to the appropriate person(s), please nominate individuals that are directly related to your IMS facility (only stations with ORTEC equipment).

Candidates must be proficient in English.

Invited States Signatories should nominate participant(s) who are station operators involved in the operation and maintenance of the following stations:

RN01 Argentina
RN04, RN05, RN06,  RN07,  RN08, RN09, RN10 Australia 
RN11 Brazil 
RN13 Cameroon
RN15 Canada
RN18, RN19 Chile
RN20, RN21, RN22 China
RN34 Iceland
RN37, RN38 Japan
RN42 Malaysia
RN44 Mexico
RN48 Niger
RN49 Norway
RN51 Papua New Guinea
RN53 Portugal
RN63 Sweden
RN64 United Republic of Tanzania
RN65 Thailand
RN67, RN68 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Applicants are encouraged to complete the following e-learning modules:

Access to relevant e-learning modules will be provided to participants in advance. 

Applicants are invited to submit their applications for this training through established official channels (their Permanent Missions to the CTBTO or Ministries of Foreign Affairs).

Pending the official nomination, participants may email the registration form to upon its approval by a Director of the institution, to allow timely travel and accommodation arrangements by the PTS.

Applicants are requested to use the following registration form:

Deadline for  application: 28 July 2023

In accordance with the staff regulations and rules and Administrative Directives, the PTS will provide a Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) and financial support to cover travel costs.

  • A DSA that is sufficient to cover related expenses during the training programme;
  • The PTS travel agent will reserve, issue and send the flight tickets to the participants for the most direct and economic route;
  • Funded participants are not allowed to purchase their own tickets unless, under exceptional circumstances, they are authorized to do so and only if this proves to be the most cost effective way for the PTS;
  • The PTS will make the hotel reservations and participants will pay the hotel themselves using their DSA which they receive upon arrival; and
  • Health insurance will be provided for the duration of the training.

Requirement: Scanned passport copies.



  • Participants should apply for visas, if needed, at the corresponding consular office upon receipt of an Acceptance Note Verbale from the PTS, in order to ensure timely processing.

Point of Contact

CTBTO Preparatory Commission 
P.O. Box 1200, A-1400 
Vienna, Austria 
Tel:  +43 1 26030 6327