Radiation Safety Network

Course ID:  IG-6


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


Course Description:

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 licensee.


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.