Course Name: Radioactive Material (Hazmat) Transport Training
Course Duration: 4 - 8 hours
Course Fee: $100 - $200 per trainee, depending on type – Fee includes training manual
This course is designed to provide initial and/or refresher radioactive material transport, or hazmat, training for persons involved in hazmat duties. The training is required by the US Department of Transportation (US DOT) for persons performing hazmat duties related to transport of radioactive materials. The company (licensee) must certify that the appropriate training has been provided.
Appropriate training is provided for the following types of transport:
- Portable Moisture Density Nuclear Gauges (MD Gauges)
- Spinning Pipe Gauges
- Well-Logging/Tracer Studies
- Industrial Radiography Cameras
- Medical Radioactive Materials
- General Radioactive Material Shipments
The course relies primarily on the use of
visual media (primarily PowerPoint slides) and a manual prepared by John R
Haygood, The cost of the manual is included in the fee. Radiation survey instrument operation will be
shown using a basic GM instrument (Ludlum 14C) and exempt radiation
sources. The training manual provides
drawings, illustrations, and tables of information, as well as certain descriptions of regulatory requirements. The course does not teach the student
how to operate equipment involving radiation sources. That is the duty and obligation of the
The training outline was prepared by
consolidating material from the State of Texas Radiation Control rules, as well as rules of the US DOT.
Exam - A 25 question exam, using primarily
multiple choice, T/F and essay (1) questions will be given to each
trainee. Two (4) points will be deducted
for each incorrect response. A minimum
score of 70 is required to pass the course.
Certification of HAZMAT training will
be provided to meet US DOT requirements.