Event Details

Radiation Specialist

This 40 hour training program is designed to meet Annex G of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 472 "Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents." Technicians with a radioactive material (Class 7) specialty are responders who provide support to the hazardous materials technician on the use of radiation detection instruments, and they are expected to have the ability to manage the control of radiation exposure and conduct hazards assessment at an incident involving radioactive materials. This training program discusses the scientific principles about the nature of radioactivity and relates it to the underlying technical performance of radiological detection instruments, the results of medical effects, exposure control methods, decontamination techniques and instrument operations. Completion of this training program will provide the technician with a radioactive material specialty that provides the knowledge and skills necessary to safely perform assigned duties at a radiological incident.


04/29/2019 - 05/03/2019
University of Maryland
4500 Campus Drive
College Park, MD 20740
Alan Jacobson, Manager Radiation Safety

State Contact

Alan Jacobson, Manager Radiation Safety

Contract Coordinator

Ken Keaton