Registration: You may register online, via fax or by telephone. To register online, please click the link next the date. Payment is not required at time of registration.
Location: French Quarter Chateau LeMoyne
301 Dauphine St
New Orleans, LA 70112
French Quarter Chateau LeMoyne is offering discounted room rates under the group name Nevada Technical Associates and group code AIR. To get these special rates please call 800-747-3279 no later than Nov 3, 2017. You must call the hotel separately to reserve your room if you are staying at the hotel for the course.
2017 RSO Course Dates in New Orleans, Louisiana:
December 4 – 8, 2017 [call to be added to waitlist]
2018 RSO Course Dates in New Orleans, Louisiana:
December 3 – 7, 2018 [call to register – seats available]
Continuing Education Units: This course is approved for Continuing Units by the American Academy of Health Physics, The American Society of Radiologic Technologists and the American Board of Industrial Hygiene. For the American Academy of Health Physics, the units granted are 32 C.E. Units, for the ASRT, it is 30.5 units and for the ABIH, it is 4.5 CM points. We will apply for Continuing Education Credits from other organizations if you will contact us at least 45 days prior to taking the course. Approval from other organizations is usually easy to get but some require that application be made prior to the course.
Is this course what I need to become an RSO? We are often asked a question similar to the following. “Does your course fulfill the training requirements of my state for becoming an RSO?” In many cases it will, but for reasons that will be explained below, there is no simple answer to this question. The following text is quoted from the web site of the Health Physics Society on this question. Note that the regulatory bodies do not get into the business of evaluating or approving courses such as ours:
Question: I need to complete a 40-hour RSO training course. Any suggestions?
Answer: The state or federal regulatory agencies or perhaps upper management of the organization where you are working or wish to work normally set Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) training requirements. Due to the wide variety of radiation applications though, the training available is very diverse, from very specific applications like portable gauges to broad licensees. To my knowledge, there is no body that certifies RSO training, so what you need to do is look at what training is best suited for your needs and will fit in your budget. Without actually taking each course, I cannot recommend one training over another. What I would suggest in looking at each program is to review the instructor qualifications and ask what handouts and printed material you will be given. Also, ask for a list of former students and contact one or two and see how that program fit their needs.
Often state agencies will provide a list of acceptable training providers, but they are careful not to suggest one over another. What they may do though is say if your choice of training will satisfy their requirements.
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