March 2019 Short Course Listings

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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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Air Sampling for Radioactive Materials

ORAU's PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMS. Attn: Registrar, PO Box 117, MS-11, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-0117; phone: 865-576-3576; fax: 865-241-9152; email: registrar@orau.org. For additional course listings please visit our website: www.orau.org/ptp.

The use of radioactive materials in industry, research, and medicine has created a need for many facilities to perform routine air sampling in both the workplace and the environment. To help meet the need for trained personnel in this area, ORAU conducts a five-day training course—Air Sampling for Radioactive Materials. The American Academy of Health Physics grants 40 continuing education credits for completion of this course. The American Board of Industrial Hygiene grants 5.0 certification maintenance points to CIHs for completion of this course. This five-day, laboratory-oriented course introduces participants to the basic theories and mechanics of air sampling for radionuclides. Approximately 40% of the time is spent collecting and analyzing air samples; the remaining time is devoted to lectures. This course is for individuals with limited theoretical background and/or practical work experience who must establish and/or are involved with an air-sampling program. The tuition includes the full cost of training, books, and instructional materials. Attendees will also receive a free copy of the ORAU Professional Training Programs Electronic Library DVD.

DATES: 8–12 April 2019

FEE: $1,995

PLACE: Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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Environmental Monitoring

ORAU's PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMS. Attn: Registrar, PO Box 117, MS-11, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-0117; phone: 865-576-3576; fax: 865-241-9152; email: registrar@orau.org. For additional course listings please visit our website: www.orau.org/ptp.

Monitoring programs for environmental radioactivity have been established or are in the process of being established at many facilities. It is essential to ensure that the appropriate types of samples are collected, that the appropriate measurements are made, that the correct sampling and measurement techniques are employed, and that the best locations for these samples and measurements are selected. To help meet the need for trained personnel in this area, ORAU conducts a five-day training course—Environmental Monitoring. The American Academy of Health Physics grants 40 continuing education credits for completion of this course. The American Board of Industrial Hygiene grants 5.0 certification maintenance points to CIHs for completion of this course. This five-day, laboratory-oriented course introduces participants to the basic theories and mechanics of environmental monitoring for radioactivity. Approximately 50% of the time is spent collecting and analyzing samples; the remaining time is devoted to lectures. This course is for individuals who are designing and/or implementing environmental monitoring programs and have limited practical and/or theoretical experience in this area. The tuition includes the full cost of training, books, and instructional materials. Attendees will also receive a free copy of the ORAU Professional Training Programs Electronic Library DVD.

DATES:15–19 April 2019

FEE: $1,995

PLACE: Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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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)

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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Radiological Emergency Planning: Terrorism, Security, and Communication

HARVARD T.H. CHAN SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH EXECUTIVE AND CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION. 677 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115; phone: 617-432-2100; email: contedu@hsph.harvard.edu; Download a Brochure

Radiological emergency planning is used to mitigate the effects of events such as a release at a nuclear power plant, the detonation of an improvised nuclear device, or an explosion involving a radiological dispersal device (dirty bomb). While these types of emergencies are rare, they have the potential for devastating and widespread harm. Minimizing the likelihood of harm to the public requires a thorough and well-designed radiological emergency plan. Harvard's Radiological Emergency Planning: Terrorism, Security, and Communication program brings together leaders in radiation protection and emergency management to provide you with skills and strategies to effectively plan for radiological emergencies. As a participant, you will learn to prepare for, respond to, and mitigate the effects of radiological emergencies at the federal, state, local, or individual facility level. This program is unique in bringing together stakeholders from across agencies, functions, and backgrounds for an intensive look at effective planning for emergencies involving radioactive materials. This program moves beyond the basics of emergency planning to provide skills and strategies for communicating about radiological emergencies, medically managing casualties of incidents involving radioactive material, and supporting other organizations during these crises. As a participant, you will hear the latest updates from federal and state agencies about Emergency preparedness for terrorist activities, Lessons learned about how best to communicate with the media and public, Terrorist incidents involving radioactive materials, The new US federal framework for Homeland Security, and Updates on emergency preparedness issues for nuclear utilities. This program will enhance your capabilities as an emergency planner and allow you to provide more efficient and effective oversight of radiological emergency planning and response efforts. Develop a Network of Emergency Management Professionals: Participants in this course will be emergency planners and managers from nuclear power plants and local, state, and federal government, brought together by their commitment to protecting public health from radiological emergencies. This program is a unique opportunity to meet with and discuss emergency management from the perspective of all stakeholders involved in radiological emergency planning, response, and management.

2019 DATES: 22–26 July 2019

FEES: $2,750

PLACE: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts

 

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