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RSO (Radiation Safety Officer)

RSO Course Description

This comprehensive 40-hour course provides students with a balance of technical and theoretical information along with practical applications of radiation safety. Fundamental concepts are presented in a logical progression, providing a sound basis for understanding the day-to-day requirements of the Radiation Safety Officer. This training includes DOT requirements for transportation of radioactive material and satisfies the requirements of Subpart H. A DOT exam is included. At the conclusion of the 40-hour course, a Course Completion Certificate is provided to document the successful completion of the course modules.  There are no pre-requisites or required prior experience necessary to enroll in this course. References from past students are available upon request.

Continuing education credits have been approved by the American Academy of Health Physics (32 Continuing Education Credits) and the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (40 hours of Category A Continuing Education Credits) for the five-day RSO course.

The fee for the course is $1495.00. Course fee includes all materials, daily continental breakfast and snack breaks, and a catered lunch and social on the first day of the course.

RSO Course Outline

  • Math and Physics Review
  • Radiation and Radioactivity
  • Biological Effects
  • Radiological Hazards
  • Detection and Measurement
  • Operational Program
  • Regulatory Agencies
  • DOT Regulations

ARSO (Advanced Radiation Safety Officer) Course Description

This three-day course includes a review of basic theoretical concepts and in-depth discussion of operational programs, licensing issues and regulatory considerations. The advanced RSO course includes a brief review of the fundamentals along with a focus on 10CFR20 and 10CFR30 licensing issues. Several NRC positions, regulatory guides and NUREGs will be presented. This training includes DOT requirements for transportation of radioactive material and satisfies the requirements of Subpart H. A DOT exam is included. This course also provides the participants an opportunity to discuss their specific license issues. We encourage you to send us a copy of your license, program documents and tie-down letters so we may include them in the course materials.

Several workshop sessions are provided to participants that allow for detailed discussions on your particular needs. During workshop sessions, several software tools are presented that can be used to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your radiation protection program. At the conclusion of the 24-hour course, a Course Completion Certificate is provided to document the successful completion of the course modules. There are no pre-requisites or required prior experience necessary to enroll in this course. References from past students are available upon request.

Continuing educations credits have been approved by the American Academy of Health Physics (16 Continuing Education Credits) and the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (24 hours of Category A Continuing Education Credits) for the three-day ARSO course.

The fee for the course is $1095.00. Course fee includes all materials, daily continental breakfast and snack breaks, and a catered lunch and social on the first day of the course.

ARSO Course Outline

  • Theory Review
  • Radiological Hazards Review
  • Radiation Detection
  • Operational Radiation Safety
  • Radiation Protection Program Workshop
  • Regulatory Control and Compliance
  • Licensing
  • DOT Regulation