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Radiological Concepts, Tactics and Integration

RCTIC PER-323 24 Contact Hours
Target Audience/Disciplines

Federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial public safety officers and first responders that are engaged in the radiation/nuclear detection mission. Typically representative of deployable law enforcement, regulatory personnel or other first responders who would serve in a “search, locate and identify” capacity. Personnel from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, US Coast Guard, US Customs and Border Protection and the Transportation Security Administration as well as state, local, tribal, and territorial agencies to include the National Guard Bureau Civil Support Teams (CST) are invited to attend this specialized training.


Participants will use a variety of radiation detection assets and equipment required to conduct search operations either for a radiation/nuclear threat or to secure a facility in preparation for a public event. Participants will apply tactics and techniques required to effectively utilize equipment necessary to detect and identify a radiological source.

Below are some of the objectives or topics discussed and performed during this training:

  • Perform an initial threat/no-threat adjudication of a radiation alarm based on the totality of the circumstances surrounding the alarm.
  • Submit a comprehensive radiation alarm event package to Triage for adjudication and response.
Course Offerings

No offerings at this time.

Prerequisites and Requirements

Deployable law enforcement, regulatory personnel or other first responder organization(s) who currently possess radiation detection capabilities and would serve in a “search, locate, and identify” mission capacity; requires a basic understanding of radioactive materials, nuclear radiation, and the use of radiation/nuclear detection equipment.

Exceptions to any of these requirements may be granted on a case by case basis by the DNDO Training Program Manager.

To be eligible for the course, the student must successfully complete the following courses:

Continuing Education Credits

The Center for Domestic Preparedness is authorized by IACET to offer 2.4 CEUs for this program.