Registration: You may register by any of several methods, online, via fax or by telephone. To register online please click on the link beside the course date.
The 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.
Please note: Due to the risks associated with the recent surge in cases of the Covid-19 Delta Variant we have decided that for the November 1- 5, 2021 RSO Course in Atlanta, GA we will be requiring proof of Covid-19 vaccination from all course attendees. We will also be requiring that all course attendees wear their masks throughout the duration of the course while they are in the conference room/classroom. Please do not e-mail or fax us images of your vaccination cards. After registering for the course you will receive separate instructions on how to securely transmit your proof of vaccination to us. The instructions for how to submit your proof of vaccination will be sent to you 24 to 48 hours after you register for the course.
2021 RSO Course Dates for Atlanta, GA:
November 1 – 5, 2021 [register online] (proof of vaccination required to attend)
2022 RSO Course Dates for Atlanta, GA:
January 24 – 28, 2022 [register online]
April 18 – 22, 2022 [register online]
July 11 – 15, 2022 [register online]
October 31 – November 4, 2022 [register online]
Course Details: The 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.
Comfort Suites Alpharetta
1005 Kingswood Place
Alpharetta, GA 30009
Continuing Education Units: 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.
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.
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.