Training Schedule

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OPERATIONS & CALIBRATION OF INSTRUMENTATION – 3 DAY TRAINING COURSE – SEABROOK, NH 

Tuesday October 4th through Thursday October 6th 2022

This three-day course covers the principles for operating and calibrating hand-held detectors and different stationary detectors such as area monitors, tool monitors, and personnel contamination monitors.  The class will cover gamma, beta, and neutron dose rate instrumentation operation and calibrations as well as alpha, beta, and gamma contamination monitor operation and calibrations.  It  will provide a balance of classroom lecture as well as hands-on practical sessions using actual radiation detection instrumentation and the RSCS Training simulators. At the conclusion of the twenty-four hour course, a Course Completion Certificate is provided to document the successful completion of the course modules. There are no pre-requisites or prior experience necessary to enroll in this course. References from past students are available upon request.

Major concepts to be covered in the class will include:

  • Nuclear Physics Review
  • Fundamentals of Radiation Detection
  • Principles of Operation of Radiation Detectors
  • Sample Analysis and Counting Statistics
  • Standards for Detector Calibration
  • Gamma Survey Meter Calibrations
  • Beta Survey Meter Calibrations
  • Neutron Survey Meter Calibrations
  • Contamination Monitoring Instrument Calibrations
  • Calibration Quality Control
  • Calibration Facility Operation and Maintenance
  • Instrument Use and Control
  • New Instrument Selection and Evaluations
 

Use of Instrumentation

This three-day radiation detection and instrumentation course is for individuals employed in various aspects of radiation sciences including radiation protection operations, radiological emergency preparedness, and radiological laboratory analysis, and environmental management.  The course agenda includes both classroom training and workshop sessions to provide students with hands-on experience using various instrumentation. At the conclusion of the course, a Course Completion Certificate is provided to document the successful completion of the course modules.

There are no pre-requisites or prior experience necessary to enroll in this course. References from past students are available upon request.

This course covers the topics of:

  • Fundamentals of radiation detection and measurements
  • Radiation instrumentation types and properties
  • Selection of handheld instrumentation for radiation and contamination measurements
  • Calibration and operational checks for handheld radiation instrumentation
  • Fundamentals sample collection and analysis
  • Sample collection techniques and analysis methods
  • Basic data interpretation and counting statistics
  • Response to radiation incidents
  • Radiological field assessments
To Register for this course please email:  [email protected] or call RSCS at 800-525-8339 to fill out a registration form.
 
The Early Bird discount fee for this course is : $995.00. After the Early Bird discount, one month prior to the course, the full amount of the course will be $1,095.00.
 
If you have any Questions about this course please reach out to: [email protected]
 
 

MARSSIM- 3 DAY TRAINING COURSE – ROCKVILLE, MD

Tuesday November 15th through Thursday November 17th 2022

This three-day course (24 hours) provides the decision-making processes involved in the design and implementation of a MARSSIM-based decommissioning survey. This includes information on planning, conducting, evaluating, and documenting building surface and surface soil final status radiological surveys for demonstrating compliance with dose or risk-based regulations or standards.

This course content includes:

  • An overview of radiological survey types,
  • The data quality objectives process,
  • DCGL modeling,
  • Background reference area selection,
  • Survey instrument detection sensitivity,
  • Area classification,
  • Statistical design of surveys,
  • Measurement uncertainty,
  • Performing statistical tests, and
  • Changes to MARSSIM

This course will also address lessons learned from other nuclear power plant decommissioning sites. 

The three instructors are Certified Health Physicists and Sr Health Physicists with over 100 years of combined experience in their field.

Continuing education credits will be applied through the American Academy of Health Physics (24 Continuing Education Credits), and the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (24 hours of Category A Continuing Education Credits) for this 3-day MARSSIM class.

To Register for this course please email:  [email protected] or call RSCS at 800-525-8339 to fill out a registration form.
 
The Early Bird discount fee for this course is : $2095.00. After the Early Bird discount, one month prior to the course, the full amount of the course will be $2,195.00.
 
If you have any Questions about this course please reach out to: [email protected]

 

RADIATION SAFETY OFFICER – RSO 5 DAY TRAINING COURSE – LAS VEGAS, NV 

Monday December 5th through Friday December 9th 2022

This comprehensive  five-day 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  course, a Course Completion Certificate is provided to document the successful completion of the course modules.  There are no pre-requisites or  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 this five-day RSO course.

The fee for the course is $1795.00. 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
To Register for this course please email: [email protected] or call RSCS at 800-525-8339 to fill out a registration form.
 
The Early Bird discount fee for this course is: $1,695.00. After the Early Bird discount, one month prior to the course, the full amount of the course will be $1,795.00.
 
If you have any Questions about this course please reach out to: [email protected]

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