Radiation Safety Training Requirements

  • Radiation Safety Basics: Part I: If you are a PI planning on working with radioactive materials or if you work for a PI who is authorized to use radioactive materials, this training is the first part of the radiation safety trainings you are required to complete. Once you have successfully completed the quiz at the end of Part I, you may register for the “Applied Radiation Safety Part II” live classroom session and/or complete the Sealed Source Radiation Safety training, depending on the type of radioactive materials you will be handling. 
  • Applied Radiation Safety: Part II: If you are working with any unsealed form of radioactive material, or your PI is authorized to use radioactive materials, this training is required. This classroom, instructor-led training focuses on the safe use of radioactive materials, which includes personal and area surveying, disposal of radioactive materials and more. The registration for this training will be open to enrollees 24 hours after the completion of the web-based Radiation Safety Basics: Part I Training. 
  • Sealed Sources Radiation Safety: Part I: If you will be working with radioactive materials that are sealed, or sealed sources, this training is a requirement to fulfill the radiation safety training in conjunction with Radiation Safety Basics: Part I training. Prior to taking this course, you should have successfully completed Radiation Safety Basics: Part I along with the quiz. This course focuses specifically on the radiation safety issues associated with the use and handling of sealed sources.
  • Sealed Sources Radiation Safety: Part II: After completing the Sealed Source Radiation Safety Training, your final requirement before being authorized to work with sealed sources is to have a “one-on-one” session with your supervisor or principal investigator. During this session, you will receive additional instructions on the safe use of sealed sources in the specific protocols you will be following. 
  • Radiation Safety Awareness: This training is designed for researchers who do not work directly with radioactive materials, but who frequent and/or share lab space with individuals who do. It is not radioactive material user training. If you work for a PI who is authorized to use radioactive materials, this training does not suffice and you must take the trainings listed above.