Radiation Safety Officer Training Course, San Diego, California

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The fee for this course is $1700.

2022 RSO Course Dates for San Diego, CA:

November 28 – December 2, 2022 [registration closed – class is full]

2023 RSO Course Dates for San Diego, CA:

Nov 27 – Dec 1, 2023 – San Diego, CA [register online]

Registration: You may register by any of several methods. The preferred method is online registration which you can do by clicking on the link beside the course date above. You may also call us to register or fax the registration form that is in our brochure.

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. 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.


Fairfield Inn & Suites – San Diego Old Town – Marriott
3900 Old Town Avenue
San Diego, CA 92110

Hotel’s Phone Number: 619-299-7400

Please call the hotel separately to make your room reservation.

Description of the Fairfield Inn & Suites:

Hidden away in Old Town San Diego, this gem of a hotel combines the charm of historic Old Town with the modern amenities and contemporary style you’ve come to expect from Marriott. Inspired by Spanish Mission style architecture, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott San Diego Old Town, has been newly renovated and features refreshing accommodations and Marriott’s renowned customer service. Ours is one of the unique hotels in Old Town San Diego which make you escape from reality and experience the city like never before.

  • Complimentary high-speed Internet access throughout the entire hotel
  • Mini-refrigerator, microwave and coffeemaker
  • 37-inch flat screen TV with cable channels and pay-per-view movies
  • New upgraded beds with plush down comforters, designer duvets and fluffy pillows
  • Free breakfast daily featuring ham, egg & cheddar quiche, grab-and-go breakfast sandwich, whole grain bagels, bakery-style muffins, variety of Kellogg’s cereals, yogurt, assorted fruit and more
  • Work area with desk, lamp and ergonomic chair
  • 24-hour business center featuring copy machine, fax machine, Internet and delivery service
  • 24-hour market featuring snacks, beverages and sundries
  • 24-hour fitness center featuring free weights, treadmills and cardiovascular equipment
  • Heated outdoor pool and spa

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.

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