June 2020 Short Course Listings


MicroShield® Expert Certification

Grove Software, a Division of Grove Engineering, Inc. Address: 4925 Boonsboro Road #257, Lynchburg, VA 24503; phone: 434-386-8080; fax: 434-386-8081; email: register@radiationsoftware.com; website: https://www.radiationsoftware.com.

The MicroShield® Expert Certification involves three days of hands-on instruction with the MicroShield® software. The topics covered in the first two days include MicroShield® Interface, Nuclide Libraries, Calculational Approach, Geometry Selection, Advanced Material Selection, Buildup Factors, Sensitivity Analyses, and Dose Conversion Factors. The MicroShield® Expert class third day involves one half day of in-depth discussion of advance features within the MicroShield® software, including generation of source terms, advanced buildup factor theory and selection, as well as detailed results interpretation. The last portion of the MicroShield® Expert class is an examination including both a written, multiple-choice exam and the solution of radiological problems utilizing the MicroShield® software. Upon successfully passing both the written and practical examinations, the delegate will be awarded the MicroShield® Expert Certification. All attendees will need to bring a laptop since the training is a combination of lectures and practical exercises. An evaluation copy of the MicroShield® software will be provided to all delegates if they do not already possess a license of the software. All of the training material will be provided electronically. Space is limited and confirmation of attendance will only occur once payment is completed. Continuing education credits (CECs) have been approved by the American Academy of Health Physics (21 CECs–ID Number 2019-05-008).


8–10 September 2020, Richland, Washington (MicroShield® Expert Training Form - Richland)

29 September–1 October 2020, Santa Fe, New Mexico (MicroShield® Expert Training Form - Santa Fe)

13–15 October 2020, Manchester, UK (MicroShield® Expert Training Form - Manchester)

See all of our training options on our website: https://www.radiationsoftware.com/training.

FEE: An HPS-exclusive price of $1,500 USD. This price will increase to the general public on 1 May 2020 so be sure to mention the HPS to obtain this discounted price. Price includes lunch and refreshments/snacks for each day of the class. Training registration forms are available at https://www.radiationsoftware.com/training.

REFUND POLICY: Due to a limited number of spaces available, refunds will not be provided for paid registrations. Once a space is confirmed, you cannot cancel the registration for a refund, but an alternative attendee may be substituted.


Packaging and Shipping Class 7 (Radioactive) Material

Plexus Scientific Corporation. Attn: Sean M. Austin, CHP, 7130 Minstrel Way, Suite LL130, Columbia, MD 21045; phone: 443-979-7231; fax: 703-845-8568; email: nsd@plexsci.com. For course listings please visit our website: http://www.plexsci.com, Lines of Business/Nuclear Solutions/Services/Training.

US Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations require initial and recurrent training of all employees who perform work functions covered by the Hazardous Materials Regulations. Any employee whose work directly affects hazardous materials transportation safety is required to have training. This course is intended for people involved in packaging and shipping Class 7 (radioactive) material. These materials pose a hazard to people and the environment because they emit ionizing radiation. Our course will help meet DOT regulations as specified in 49 CFR 172 Subpart H. We also review transportation regulatory requirements of agencies such as the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission and various Agreement States that regulate the use of certain types of radioactive material in research, medicine, manufacturing, construction, and other industries. In addition, this course is helpful to organizations shipping naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) and technologically enhanced NORM (TENORM). Testing is included because it is required by the DOT. Upon passing the test, students will receive a certificate of completion. The certificate, along with the training materials and employer certification, are used to document compliance with training regulations. Topics covered include determination of proper packaging (Type A, Type B, Excepted, and Industrial), conducting radiation surveys on packages, labeling, marking, shipping papers, placarding, emergency response, security awareness, excepted package shipments, low specific activity (LSA), and surface-contaminated objects (SCO) shipments. This course does not cover packaging and shipment of fissile material or design of Type B or fissile packages. This course is delivered via webinar over three days. Each day includes one 2.5- to 3-hour session. This course requires a minimum number of seven registrants in order to hold the class. This training may be delivered at your facility and designed to meet your needs. Courses are customizable and tailored to review information pertinent to you and your staff concerning packaging and shipping radioactive material. Contact us for additional information.


23–25 June 2020 (webinar); registration deadline 8 June 2020

22–24 September 2020 (webinar); registration deadline 7 September 2020

15–17 December 2020 (webinar); registration deadline 1 December 2020

FEE: $297

PLACE: Online Webinar


Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) Training Course and Refresher Class

RSO Services, Inc. Contact: Robert Harrison, PO Box 575, Niceville, FL 32588; 850-651-0777; fax: 866-254-3211; email: info@rsoservices.com; website: rsoservices.com/school

The Radiation Safety Officer course is updated throughout the year for the latest changes in all aspects of being an RSO as approved by the states and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. We specialize in industrial fixed gauges, x-ray sources, naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM), disposals, and more. We have a broad spectrum of customers from all industries: power, chemical, oil/gas, pulp and paper, mining, hospitals, government, radiography, etc. We offer no electives because everything is covered and course emphasis is given based on the attending students’ work field. Please check our website at http://www.rsoservices.com/calendar for the latest school dates and optional on-site training at your facility. Textbook, pad, pen, snacks, and beverages are included. RSO Services, Inc., can provide your plant any radiation service needed: Wipe/Survey/Shutter tests, meter calibrations, source disposals and replacements, on-site audits, consulting, and more.

2020 DATES:

January–December 2020: Anytime, Anywhere, One-week on-site training at your facility (call us for a quote)

22–26 June 2020: Atlanta, Georgia (next to the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport)

10–14 August 2020: Fort Walton Beach, Florida (on the white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico)

21–25 September 2020: Fort Walton Beach, Florida (on the white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico)

9–13 November 2020: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee (in the Smoky Mountains)

FEE: 40-hour class is $1,550 and Refresher Class is $965 (for more information, please click https://rsoservices.com/school/)


Radiation Safety Officer Training Class

Radiation Safety & Control Services, Inc. Attn: Natalie Tarzia, 93 Ledge Road, Seabrook, NH 03874; phone: 800-525-8339 or 603-778-2871 (x220); fax: 603-474-1531; email: nmtarzia@radsafety.com; website: radsafety.com

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 (RSO). This training includes Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements for transportation of radioactive materials and satisfies the requirements of Subpart H. A DOT exam is included. References from past students are available upon request. The three instructors of the course are certified health physicists with a combined 100 years of experience in their field. As RSCS principals, they operate a nuclear instrumentation calibration facility and an analytical measurement laboratory and also perform consulting for radioactive material licensees. Continuing education credits (CECs) have been approved by the American Academy of Health Physics (40 CECs) and the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (40 hours of Category A CECs).

DATES: 21–25 September 2020

FEE: $1,395

PLACE: RSCS Inc., Seabrook, New Hampshire


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