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Radiological Accident Assessment

RAAC PER-316 40 Contact Hours
Target Audience/Disciplines

Enrollment is limited to Federal, State, local, and tribal radiological assessment/health physics staff. Private sector (e.g. utility company) technical staff may also apply. Participants must possess a familiarity with mathematics involving exponents and logarithms, and must bring a scientific calculator to perform required calculations. This course is not intended for Emergency Management personnel.

A spreadsheet of jurisdictions, broken down by FEMA Region and state, eligible to attend Radiological training courses is available here.


The Radiological Accident Assessment Concepts (RAAC) course is a five-day course offering lectures, individual and team exercises. This course addresses the consequences of incidents involving radioactive materials, with emphasis placed on incidents at commercial nuclear power plants. The course focuses on the technical concepts involved in formulating protective action recommendations, including atmospheric dispersion models, dose projection methods, use of protective action guides, analysis of field team data, and calculation of derived intervention levels. Participants engage in problem-solving sessions and a tabletop exercise. The participant is required to pass a final exam.

Course Offerings

No offerings at this time.

Prerequisites and Requirements

To be eligible to attend the Radiological Accident Assessment Concept course, a candidate must:

Continuing Education Credits

The Center for Domestic Preparedness is authorized by IACET to offer 38.5 CEUs for this program.

The American Academy for Health Physics for 32 CEUs.

The American College of Education (ACE) has determined this course is equivalent to 2 post graduate hours.