Small Modular Reactor (SMR) is getting more and more attention due to its safety and multi-purpose application. License structure is an important issue for SMR licensing. Modular design, construction and operation, shared or common structure, system and components (SSC) challenge existing large light water reactor license structure. Existing nuclear power plant license structure, characteristics of SMR and its effect on license structure, and research progress of U.S Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) are analyzed, SMR license structure in China are proposed, which can be used as a reference for SMR R&D, design and regulation.

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