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REP Radiological Accident Assessment Concepts Course

38.5 Contact Hours


This course addresses radiological consequences of accidents involving radiological materials. This includes accidents or incidents involving commercial power reactors, lost sources, dispersion devices, and transportation. The focus of the course is concepts involved in formulating protective action recommendations following a radiological accident, such as dose quantities, atmospheric dispersion, dose projection, protective action guides, and derived intervention levels. Participants engage in problem-solving sessions and a tabletop exercise. The participant is required to pass a final exam.

Course Delivery

  • Primary – Non-Resident; Secondary – Resident (National Emergency Training Centers) 

Target Audience

Federal, State, Local, and Tribal personnel. Enrollment is limited to local, State, and Federal technical radiological accident assessment staff. Private sector (i.e., utility company) technical staff also may apply. This course is not intended for emergency management staff. This course requires familiarity with mathematical equations and exponential manipulations. Participants must bring a scientific calculator which they know how to use to perform the required calculations. Participants also should know how to use Microsoft Excel and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission computer code, RASCAL.

Prerequisites and Requirements

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

Continuing Education Credits


  • 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.