2018 RSO Course Dates for San Jose, CA:
June 25 – 29, 2018 [register online]
October 15 – 19, 2018 [register online]
ATTENTION: The course location for the February 19 – 23, 2018 course has changed to: Sheraton Sunnyvale Hotel, 1108 North Mathilda Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 9408. The hotel Phone number is (408) 745-6000.
You may cancel your room reservations at the previous venue, Country Inn, but you may also keep your previous reservation and use the shuttle service the Country Inn provides. The new location at the Sheraton Sunnyvale Hotel is less than a mile away from the Country Inn. The Country Inn has informed us there will be no cancellation fees if you should decide to change your room booking to the Sheraton Sunnyvale Hotel.
Registration: You may register by any of several methods, online, via fax or by telephone. If you would like to register online, click on the link beside the course date above.
Course Details: Our Northern California RSO course will be held in Sunnyvale, California, which is adjacent to San Jose.
This Radiation Safety Officer Training course is designed to provide the technical and practical information needed to prepare a person to be an effective radiation safety officer. It will also be useful as general introductory training for anyone who works with radioactive materials or who may be required to be an alternate radiation safety officer.
Topics to be covered include atomic structure, properties of ionizing radiation, shielding, radiation and biological effects of radiation exposure, radiation detection and measurement, state and federal regulations, dosimetry, emergency procedures, records/documentation and transportation regulations. The course outline is available below in PDF format.
Continuing Education Units: Approved for Continuing Units by the American Academy of Health Physics, The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) 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.
Units from the ASRT may be important to California residents because the state of California accepts these units in its program of continuing education required for renewing permits and certificates in radiologic technology.
Course Location for the February 19 – 23, 2018 course has changed to:
Sheraton Sunnyvale Hotel
1108 North Mathilda Avenue,
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Hotel Phone (408) 745-6000
Course Location for June 25 – 29, 2018, and October 15 – 19, 2018 courses are:
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson – Sunnyvale
1300 Chesapeake Terrace
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Hotel Phone Number: (408) 747-0999
If you would like to receive a course outline by fax, please call us or see the Outline in PDF format.
Is this course what I need to become a Radiation Safety Officer?
We have an extensive discussion of the above question at this link.