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FRA Part 243 Minimum Training Standards

FRA Part 243 Minimum Training Standards
 
FRA Part 243 requires each railroad or contractor that employs one or more safety-related railroad employees to develop and submit a training program to FRA for approval and to designate the minimum training qualifications for each occupational category of employee. On November 7, 2014, the FRA published a final rule for Part 243, Training, Qualifications, and Oversight for Safety-Related Railroad Employees, see here for the full text of the final rule: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/11/07/2014-26290/training-qualification-and-oversight-for-safety-related-railroad-employees
 
FRA website with more info including implementation dates here: https://www.fra.dot.gov/Page/P1023
FRA compliance guide (as of February 2018): https://www.fra.dot.gov/eLib/Details/L19339
FRA 243 portal site: https://rrsp.fra.dot.gov

To help our contractor members comply with the requirements of FRA Part 243, the NRC has produced and received approval from the FRA for ten separate model programs. These model programs cover the tasks contained in the following FRA Parts: 213, 214, 218, 220, 228, 233, 234, 235, 236, and 237. These model programs are available to NRC member companies free of charge.

To access model programs and associated training documents, follow this link: (coming soon!).