Ammo-66-DL Radiation Safety (4K-F30/494-F35 (DL))

Ungraded knowledge checks are distributed throughout the content to provide students with immediate feedback about their level of understanding in each topic. Graded multiple choice questions are provided at the end of each course. 75% of these must be answered correctly to complete the course. After three unsuccessful attempts to do so, the course will be marked as unsuccessful.

Description: This course satisfies functional training requirements for Radiation Safety Officers (RSOs) as prescribed by DoDI 5160.68, AR 385-10, and DA PAM 385-64. Course content includes a comprehensive review of regulations governing the use, storage, transport, and disposal of radioactive materials and the methods used to limit and document exposures to radiation hazards. This course provides training in the technical application of basic nuclear physics, ionizing radiation, units of measure, detection, and measurement, radiation dosimetry, radiation accidents and incidents, and radioactive waste disposal.

Audience: Radiation Safety Officers (RSOs), safety professionals with radiation safety responsibilities, and additional personnel who require a basic understanding of the Army Radiation Safety Program as prescribed by DoDI 5160.68, AR 385-10, and DA PAM 385-64.

Length: Approximately 20 hours (self-paced learning)

Special Information: Refresher training may be completed annually. This course is a web-based (online) course hosted on the Army Learning Management System (ALMS). Students must have web access and a CAC card. Students must register through ATRRS for course credit. A high-speed Internet connection is recommended to complete the course. 

Prerequisites: None.

Course Topics:

  1. Basic Nuclear Physics
  2. Ionization of Matter
  3. Units of Measure, Detection and Measurement
  4. Ionizing Radiation, Radiation Dosimetry
  5. Military Commodities
  6. Regulatory Requirements
  7. Radiation Accidents and Incidents
  8. Radioactive Waste Disposal

Availability: This course is only available online.