Radiation Instruments - Operations
Prerequisites & Other Information:
This course trains emergency responders and non-uniformed support
personnel in the individual skills needed to use radiation detection equipment and dosimetry during operating in the prevent or response radiological/nuclear mission fields. Responders will be trained to select the appropriate instrument for a specific mission and use the instrument in performance of that mission.
Responders learn the basic operation of radiation detectors, dosimeters, and
portal monitors. Attendees are taught radiation detection activities using a
variety of detection instruments. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own department’s instruments if possible. This course uses radioactive material to provide realism.
Upon completion of this course, participants will distinguish between
various radiation detection and measuring devices. The participant
• Identify basic radiation concepts
• Describe the characteristics of a Dosimeter
• Describe the characteristic of a Personal Radiation Detector
• Describe the characteristics of a survey meter
• Describe the characteristics of a Radio-Isotope Identification Device
• Describe the general characteristic and operation of a Portal Monitor
Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Service,
Governmental Administrative, Healthcare, Hazardous Materials,
Law Enforcement, Public Health, Citizen/Community Volunteer, and other personnel who may be assigned radiological detection operations.
Eligible course Participants will fall within the target audience and are
assigned to perform radiological detection operations.
Certificates are issued to attendees upon successful completion of the
course. Additionally, CTOS-Center for Radiological/Nuclear Training is
authorized by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) to offer 0.4 continuing education units (CEUs) for this course. A letter verifying
course completion and CEUs earned will be provided upon request
by contacting CTOS at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AWR-140 or AWR-140-W Weapons of Mass Destruction
Radiological/Nuclear Awareness Course. This course is available online
at http://www.nts-ctos.com (Waived for the Pilot)
To receive credit for this FEMA course, attendees must list a Student
Identification (SID) Number on the registration form that will be issued on the first day of class. A SID number can be obtained at the following
This course uses sealed radioactive sources during drills and practical
exercises. Participants receive only minor radiation doses (lower than
a chest X-ray or typical round-trip airline flight across the U.S.).
All training and course materials are provided at no cost to eligible
To attend a training class delivered by CTOS-Center for Radiological/
Nuclear Training, contact a training coordinator at 877.963.2867 or email
No tuition is charged.
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