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Ungraded knowledge checks are distributed throughout the content to provide students with immediate feedback about their level of understanding in each topic. Graded multiple choice questions are provided at the end of each course. 75% of these must be answered correctly to complete the course. After three unsuccessful attempts to do so, the course will be marked as unsuccessful.

Description: This course provides personnel designated to serve as unit Radiation Safety Officers with a broad understanding of ionizing radiation and the safety practices used to limit human exposure. This course covers the general characteristics of radioactive materials, how and why these materials are used, the potential hazards associated with various isotopes, the regulations governing how these materials are to be used, stored, transported and disposed, and the methods used to limit and document exposures.

Audience: This course was designed for Unit Radiation Safety Officers (RSOs) and others who require a comprehensive understanding of ionizing radiation.

Length: Approximately 20 hours (self-paced learning)

Special Information: This course is provided as a web-based course. Students must have web access, a CAC card, and an AKO account. Students must register through ATRRS for course credit. It is recommended that you have a high-speed Internet connection in order to view the course.

Prerequisites: None.

Course Topics:

  1. Basic Nuclear Physics
  2. Ionization of Matter
  3. Units of Measure, Detection and Measurement
  4. Ionizing Radiation, Radiation Dosimetry
  5. Military Commodities
  6. Regulatory Requirements
  7. Radiation Accidents and Incidents
  8. Radioactive Waste Disposal

Availability: This course is only available online.