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PER-297-W - Secondary Screener/Radiation Isotope Identifier Device Refresher Course

Course Description                    Last updated 9/13/13

This course is designed to provide refresher training to a secondary screener who has successfully completed a course in how to operate and employ a Radiation Isotope Identifier Device (RIID) in weapons of mass destruction (WMD) radiological/nuclear prevention detection activities. The course is divided into four modules that may be completed in or out of sequence. Module 1 is controls, Module 2 is secondary screening skills, Module 3 is the alarm response guide (ARG), and Module 4 is reachback. At the completion of all four modules there is a required evaluation.


Course Objectives




Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:





Identify the core elements of the primary and secondary screener activities, in accordance with the guidelines provided in the SS/RIID Job Aid/Field Operations Guide (FOG).






Describe the RIID operation and, using the RIID and Job Aid/FOG, perform the ARG steps to detect , verify, locate , measure, identify, and assess radiological sources, in accordance with the procedures listed in the SS/RIID Job Aid/FOG.






Using a RIID kit and the Job Aid/FOG, identify the RIID operational characteristics and components, and perform a RIID pre-operations check, in accordance with the SS/RIID Job Aid procedural steps.



Using the RIID and Job Aid/FOG, employ the RIID to detect , verify, locate , measure, identify, and assess radiological materials in vehicles and facilities, in accordance with the procedures listed in the SS/RIID Job Aid.




A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the course, granting 0.15 continuing education units (CEUs) through the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). A letter verifying CEUs can be provided upon request by contacting CTOS at










Access the CTOS Web Campus at Once registered, select the course catalog.







This course complies with ANSI N42.37-2006, “American National Standard for Training Requirements for Homeland Security Purposes Using Radiation Detector Instrumentation for Interdiction and Prevention.”


Enrollment Information


In order to attend a training class delivered by one of the FEMA/NPD training partners, a request must be submitted to the designated U.S. Department of Homeland Security training point of contact. For a Training Coordinator in your area, please call 877.963.2867 or email


Prerequisites & Other Information:

No tuition is charged.
All training and course materials are provided at no
cost to eligible participants. Funding provided by the
Federal Emergency Management Agency/National
Preparedness Directorate (FEMA/NPD) U.S. Department
of Homeland Security.

Course Specifics

Hours: 1.50
Provider: Counterterrorism Operations Support (CTOS)
Disciplines: Emergency Medical Service
Fire Service
Law Enforcement
Public Works

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