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Radiation Training Courses

Contact the Bureau of Radiation Control

The Bureau of Radiation Control has offered a variety of radiation training courses over the years, some of which are available for a limited time, and some of which are ongoing. A brief description is provided below, along with links for further information. All training is currently grant funded, and free-of-charge.


Current Classes

    (1 day course, in Florida)

The Bureau has taught a one-day class in multiple cities throughout Florida for several years. The training, which is funded by a grant from the CDC, is for professionals who volunteer to assist with using a portal monitor to screen a population for contamination after a large scale radiological event, such as a nuclear power plant accident or the detonation of a "dirty" bomb.  For more information, visit the RRVC course registration page.  To request a class, please contact the local Medical Reserve Corp coordinator in your region.  The MRC coordinator will then contact the Bureau to coordinate a class date and location, which we will post on the RRVC page linked above, so students can register for the class.

    (1 day or 0.5 day courses, in Florida)

Three courses are available: Basic/Awareness (3.5 CE’s), Intermediate/Operations (8.0 CE’s), and Advanced/Technical (8 CE’s) levels. All courses provide instruction in radiological fundamentals, detection instrumentation, package labeling and transportation placarding, scene and incident control, decontamination techniques, and an overview of Radiological Dispersal Devices (RDD) and Nuclear Weapons. 


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