The course provides an understanding of the basic principles and fundamentals of radiation safety applicable to industrial radiography. Learning outcomes are assessed at the end of each lesson and a comprehensive 100-question multiple-choice final exam. The course concludes with a 100-question exam. The student must receive a passing score of 70% to be considered prepared for the formal exam from a certifying entity.
- Is required for individuals seeking certification as an industrial radiographer.
- Can be used to satisfy training requirements for radiographic personnel established by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Agreement States and has been approved by the following certifying states:
‒ Alabama ‒ Illinois ‒ Louisiana ‒ Texas ‒ Georgia ‒ Iowa ‒ Maine
- Conforms to guidance for radiographer radiation safety training specified:
– App. A to ASNT CP-105-2011 (excluding neutron radiography)
– U.S. NRC NUREG-1556, Vol. II
– Part E of Suggested State Regulations (Conf. of Radiation Control Program Directors’ model ind. radiography rules)
– Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Regulatory Guide G-229
– IAEA Safety Guide No. SSG-11
– IAEA TEC-DOC-628
- Includes lesson summaries and glossaries designed to help students study and pass radiographer certification exams.
- Includes a training certificate issued upon successful completion of the course.
The training is divided into 12 lessons:
- Atomic Structure and Types of Radiation
- Radiation Properties and Interactions with Matter
- Radiation Units and Terminology
- Sources of Ionizing Radiation
- Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation
- Radiation Measurement and Instrumentation
- Protection Against Ionizing Radiation
- Radiation Control Regulations
- Radioactive Material Transportation Regulations
- Radiographic Equipment (X-ray and Isotope)
- Radiation Safety Programs and Procedures
- Case Histories of Radiography Incidents
Notes: Recommend Reading assignments are provided for each lesson, which are listed at the beginning of the course. Completion of the readings and self-study is strongly encouraged and will add to the overall training benefit and time to be credited. It will also better prepare the student for the practical/hands-on session. It is recommended that the student keep a log of self-study time. It is also recommended that the applicable RSO be involved and confirm that the reading and self-study assignments have been completed. This should become a part of the student’s training records, which may become part of a radiographer certification exam application.