January 2019 Short Course Listings

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Radiation Safety Officer Training Course

RADIATION SAFETY & CONTROL SERVICES, INC. Attn: Natalie Tarzia, 91 Portsmouth Avenue, Stratham, NH 03885; 800-525-8339 or 603-778-2871 (x220); fax: 603-778-6879; 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: 25 February–1 March 2019

FEE: $1,495 (includes all materials, daily continental breakfast and snack breaks, and a catered lunch and social on the first day of the course)

PLACE: Orlando, Florida

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Virtual Medical Radiation Safety Officer (MRSO) Training Course

VERSANT MEDICAL PHYSICS & RADIATION SAFETY. Contact: John Bartholomew, 116 S. Riverview Dr. Kalamazoo, MI 49004; 888-316-3644; email: sales@versantphysics.com. For more information, visit our website: www.versantphysics.com/education.

End-of-the-year sale on Versant Physics' Virtual MRSO course. Increase your compliance knowledge and learn the day-to-day requirements of an MRSO. For a limited time, Versant (formerly Dade Moeller Health Group) is offering discounted pricing on its online MRSO class and will donate $100 with every purchase to the American Cancer Society. Participants will receive 22 continuing education credits (CECs) online granted by both the American Academy of Health Physics and the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs with this Virtual MRSO course. Save on time and travel expenses by completing self-paced training virtually. A Virtual Fluoroscopy Course, available in 2-, 4-, and 10-hour options, is also available. Visit www.versantphysics.com/education for additional details.

DATES: Online class is available anytime, anywhere.

FEE: $1,095 (Special promotion with the American Cancer Society includes $100 donation with every purchase, available now. Normally $1,750)

PLACE: Remote

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Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) School 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, 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.

2019 DATES:

January–December 2019: Anytime, Anywhere, One-week on-site training at your facility (call us for a quote)

28 January–1 February 2019: New Orleans, Louisiana (in the French Quarter)

25–29 March 2019: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee (in the Smoky Mountains)

13–17 May 2019: Fort Walton Beach, Florida (on the white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico)

5–9 August 2019: Fort Walton Beach, Florida (on the white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico)

23–27 September 2019: Fort Walton Beach, Florida (on the white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico)

11–15 November 2019: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee (in the Smoky Mountains)

FEE: 40-hour class is $1,550 and Refresher Class is $965

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Certification Review Course Part I; Self Study Course Part I; Background Materials Review; Part I Question & Answer CD and Site License; Part I Additional Question & Answer Volume; NRRPT Question & Answer CD and Site License

BEVELACQUA RESOURCES. Attn: Dr. Joseph J. Bevelacqua, PhD, CHP, RRPT, 343 Adair Drive, Richland, WA 99352; 509-628-2240 or 509-521-8036; email: bevelresou@aol.com; website: bevelacquaresources.com; Facebook: Join us as a friend of Joseph Bevelacqua & Bevelacqua Resources; Twitter: Follow Bevelacqua Resources at twitter.com/@JJB007; LinkedIn: Connect with Joseph Bevelacqua, PhD, CHP, RRPT

This course and supporting materials prepare candidates for successful completion of the Part I American Board of Health Physics (ABHP) Certification Examination. Historically, our students have achieved passing rates that exceed the average exam passing rates. The Part I Course has been granted 40 continuing education credits (CECs) (2018-00-001). The instructor, Dr. Bevelacqua, was an ABHP Part II Panel member, vice-chairman, and chairman. His experience gained in developing the certification examination and knowledge of candidate weaknesses have strengthened the content of this course and supporting materials. Examination strategies and techniques for successfully passing the examination are emphasized. Part I Course: The Part I Course is intense, with lectures followed by problem sessions. An exam-specific mathematical review is included with the course. About 30 percent of the course is devoted to problem solving with instructor critique and guidance provided to each student. The Part I Course materials include the Part I Self-Study Course materials. Class times are 0815–1700 each day. The Part I Self-Study Course contains 1,600+ problems with solutions, the textbook Basic Health Physics, detailed course notes, examination preparation materials, and a summary of recent (1997–present) NCRP Reports. Supporting Materials: In addition to the materials used in the Part I Course, supporting materials are available to assist a student's certification preparation: (1) A Background Materials Review (BMR) of basic mathematics, physical science, and operational health physics is available to assist students with weaknesses in these areas. The BMR includes 700 questions and solutions and the textbook Basic Health Physics. (2) The Part I Additional Question and Answer Volume contains 440 Part I Questions and Answers, 200 background material questions with solutions, and Basic Health Physics. (3) The Part I CD contains 1,500+ problems with solutions, examination strategy recommendations, and Basic Health Physics. (4) The NRRPT CD contains 1,500+ problems with solutions, examination strategy recommendations, and Basic Health Physics.

EXAM DATE: 8 July 2019 (Part II) with Part I the previous week

FOREIGN STUDENT ADVISORY: The course language is English. Translation services are not provided.

DATES: 1–5 April 2019

FEES (*): 

$3,450.00 (Part I Course)

$2,950.00 (Part I Self-Study Course)—Includes domestic shipping and handling

$2,300.00 (Part I CD with 1,500+ Questions and Answers)—Includes domestic shipping and handling

$2,300.00 (NRRPT CD with 1,500+ Questions and Answers)—Includes domestic shipping and handling

Site Licenses are available for both CDs—License fee prices are available on request.

$2,500.00 (Background Materials Review)—Includes domestic shipping and handling

$2,500.00 (Part I Additional Q&A Volume)—Includes domestic shipping and handling

Foreign shipping and handling depends on the destination country.

*Given pending changes to federal and state tax structures, fees are subject to change. All credit card purchases incur a 4% surcharge. Foreign purchases are subject to additional fees. Any changes will be announced on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn and in subsequent Health Physics News ads.

REFUND POLICY: Based on local, state, and federal accounting requirements, no inventory is maintained. Given these restrictions, no refunds are available after an order is processed.

PLACE: Red Lion Hotel/Richland Hanford House, 802 George Washington Way, Richland, WA 99352; 509-946-7611

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Certification Review Course Part II; Self Study Course Part II; Background Materials Review; NRRPT Question & Answer CD and Site License

BEVELACQUA RESOURCES. Attn: Dr. Joseph J. Bevelacqua, PhD, CHP, RRPT, 343 Adair Drive, Richland, WA 99352; 509-628-2240 or 509-521-8036; email: bevelresou@aol.com; website: bevelacquaresources.com; Facebook: Join us as a friend of Joseph Bevelacqua & Bevelacqua Resources; Twitter: Follow Bevelacqua Resources at twitter.com/@JJB007; LinkedIn: Connect with Joseph Bevelacqua, PhD, CHP, RRPT

This course and supporting materials prepare candidates for successful completion of the Part II American Board of Health Physics (ABHP) Certification Examination. Historically, our students have achieved passing rates that exceed the average exam passing rates. The Part II Course has been granted 40 continuing education credits (CECs) (2018-00-002). The instructor, Dr. Bevelacqua, was an ABHP Part II Panel member, vice-chairman, and chairman. His experience gained in developing the certification examination and knowledge of candidate weaknesses have strengthened the content of this course and supporting materials. Examination strategies and techniques for successfully passing the examination are emphasized. Part II Course: The Part II Course is intense, with lectures followed by problem sessions. An exam-specific mathematical review is included with the course. About 60 percent of the course is devoted to problem solving with instructor critique and guidance provided to each student. The Part II Course materials include the Part II Self-Study Course materials. Class times are 0815–1700 each day. The Part II Self-Study Course includes the textbook Contemporary Health Physics, 16 Part II examinations with solutions, detailed lecture notes, examination-preparation materials, and a summary of recent (1997–present) NCRP Reports. Supporting Materials: In addition to the materials used in the Part II Course, supporting materials are available to assist a student's certification preparation: (1) A Background Materials Review (BMR) of basic mathematics, physical science, and operational health physics is available to assist students with weaknesses in these areas. The BMR includes 700 questions and solutions and the textbook Basic Health Physics. (2) The NRRPT CD contains 1,500+ problems with solutions, examination strategy recommendations, and Basic Health Physics.

EXAM DATE: 8 July 2018 (Part II) with Part I the previous week.

FOREIGN STUDENT ADVISORY: The course language is English. Translation services are not provided.

DATES: 6–10 May 2019

FEES (*):

$3,450.00(Part II Course)

$2,950.00 (Part II Self-Study Course)—Includes domestic shipping and handling

$2,300.00 (NRRPT CD with 1,500+ Questions and Answers)—Includes domestic shipping and handling

Site Licenses are available for the CD—License fee prices are available on request.

$2,500.00 (Background Materials Review)—Includes domestic shipping and handling

Foreign shipping and handling depends on the destination country.

*Given pending changes to federal and state tax structures, fees are subject to change. All credit card purchases will incur a 4 percent surcharge. Foreign purchases are subject to additional fees. Any changes will be announced on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn and in subsequent Health Physics News ads.

REFUND POLICY: Based on local, state, and federal accounting requirements, no inventory is maintained. Given these restrictions, no refunds are available after an order is processed.

PLACE: Red Lion Hotel/Richland Hanford House, 802 George Washington Way, Richland, WA 99352; 509-946-7611

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Packaging and Shipping Class 7 (Radioactive) Material

PLEXUS SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION. Attn: Sean M. Austin, CHP, 7130 Minstrel Way, Suite 215, Columbia, MD 21045; 443-979-7231; fax: 443-319-8056; email: nsd@plexsci.com. For course listings please visit our website: http://www.plexsci.com, Lines of Business/Nuclear Solutions/Services/Training.

Current 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.

DATES:

12–14 March 2019 (Webinar); registration deadline 1 March 2019

11–13 June 2019 (Webinar); registration deadline 3 June 2019

19 September 2019 (Webinar); registration deadline 6 September 2019

10–12 December 2019 (Webinar); registration deadline 2 December 2019

FEE: $297

PLACE: Webinar

 

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