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Radiation Safety Officer

Certification Course

April 3-7, 2017 & October 9-13, 2017

  •   Candidates for certification as RSO's must successfully complete all five (5) day modules as well as the final exam.

  •   The supplied course text book is Basic Radiation Protection Technology by Daniel Gollnick, Ph.D. plus Fowler Associates booklets and hand outs.

  •   The course includes hands-on laboratory exercises.

  •   The break out sessions will challenge you to become involved in the actual work of radiation protection.

  •   The dress is casual all week.

  •   The certification exam is long and difficult. Please do not cut your time too close on any return reservations. We plan a discussion session after all have completed the exam for those who wish to participate.

Fowler Associates is registered with two agreement states: North Carolina (registration no. S000317) and South Carolina (registration no. 00-0216) by the respective Radiological Control Authorities to provide radiation consultation and training.


Agenda

Monday

9:00 - 9:30     Welcome & Introductions

9:30 - 9.45     Course Outline

9:45 - 10:30    Radiation Safety Presentation

10:30 - 10:45  Coffee Break & Open Discussions

10:45 - 11:15   Radiation Safety Presentation

11:15 - 11:30   "What is It?" Video

11:30 - 12:00   Break-out Session - Cost/Benefits of Uses of Radiation

12:00 - 1:00  Lunch

1:00 - 1:30   Basic Math .. S.I. Units.

1:30 - 1:45      "Where Is It?" Video

1:45 - 2:15       Sources of Radiation

2:15 - 2:30      "Introduction to Radiation " Video

2:30 - 2:45   Coffee Break & Open Discussions

2:45 - 3:30      Units of Dose

3:30 - 5:00      Radioactivity

5:00    Adjourn


Tuesday

9:00 - 10:00    Types of Radiation

10:00 - 10:15 Coffee Break & Open Discussions

10:15 - 11:30  Interaction with Matter

11:30 - 12:30  Radiation Detection Instrument

12:30 - 1:30 Lunch

1:30 - 2:00     Personnel Monitoring Systems

2:00 - 2:15   "Labtoratory Techniques" Video

2:15 - 2:30 Coffee Break & Open Discussions

2:30 - 3:45    Bological Effects of Radiation

3:45 - 4:15   "Does it Affect Us?" Video

4:15 - 4:30   Biological Effects in Accidents

4:30 - 4:45  "Is It Safe?" Video

4:45 Adjourn

 


Wednesday

9:00 - 9:45       Radon - in the home and in the Workplace + Video

9:45 - 10:15     Radiation and the Internet

10:15 - 10:30 Coffee Break & Open Discussions

10:30 - 11:15  Radiation Protection Rules

11:15 - 12:00   Accident Discussions and Videos

12:00 - 1:00  Lunch

Awareness & Crisis Management

1:00 - 2:00     Situation Review and Discussions

2:00 - 2:15 Coffee Break & Open Discussions

2:15 - 5:00    Role Playing and Situation Management

5:00 Adjourn


Thursday

9:00 - 9:30     Dosimetry

9:30 - 10:00   Handling of Radioactive Sources & Gauges

10:00 - 10:15 Coffee Break & Open Discussions

10:15 - 10:45 Source Wipes / Contamination

10:45 - 11:30 Break-out Session - Source Wipes/de-Contamination

11:30 - 12:30 Shielding

12:30 - 1:30 Lunch

1:30 - 2:30    Breakout Sessions/Shielding

2:30 - 2:45 Coffee Break & Open Discussions

2:45 - 3:30    Surveys

3:30 - 4:30   Breakout Sessions - Surveys

4:30 - 4:45  "Where Do We Go From Here?" Video

4:45 Adjourn


Friday

9:00 - 9:30     Personnel Issues

9:30 - 10:00   Transportation of Radioactive Materials

10:00 - 10:15 Coffee Break & Open Discussions

10:15 - 11:00  Radiation Safety Administration & Manual

11:00 - 12:00  Questions-Answers-Group Discussions - Course Review

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch

1:00 - 4:00     Certification Exam

Since the Exam is open book, coffee brakes will be served during the exam period. All exams must be finished before 4:00 p.m

4:00    Adjourn

Note: Please do not schedule to leave exam room prior to 4 p.m. for return transportation

 


THE EXAM

1st Section : Multiple Choice Questions

38 questions worth 2 points each = Total Points for this Section = 76 points

These questions will be either right or wrong - no partial credit given

2nd Section : Essay Questions

8 questions worth 3 points each = Total Points for this Section = 24 points

These questions will be graded on approach, method and correct answer.

Partial credit will be given - write as much as you know even if you do not anticipate the correct answer

Exam Grade System

Minimum Passing Score - 70% - Satisfactory

90% - cum laude

95% - Magna cum laude

100% - Summa cum laude

International Registry of Radiation Safety Officers

All RSO candidates who achieve at least a 80% score on the final exam may submit their resume' and application to the International Registry of Radiation Safety Officers. If minimum qualifications on experience and education are met the candidate will be listed in the registry and is entitled to use the SEAL and title: RSO


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