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Target Audience/Disciplines

Instructors or trainers from emergency service disciplines who are responsible for training the first and second level responders who are members of a hazardous material or radiological response team. Disciplines may include: Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Service, Law Enforcement, Public Health, Hospital/Medical, and Public Works. Federal agencies may send instructors as well; these may generally be from DOE, EPA, HHS, and FEMA.


The Radiological Series Train-the-Trainer (RAD TtT) is a four-day course designed for individuals the state has identified as part of a cadre of instructors and trainers responsible for providing radiological training in their jurisdictions. The course is designed to strengthen the capacity of trainers by applying principles of adult learning and training and facilitation skills in practice training sessions. RAD TtT provides students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to conduct the training for which they are responsible.

Below are some, but not all, of the critical skill sets learned during this training program:

  • Describe updates to current standards, regulations, federal guidance, and radiological series training curriculum.
  • Identify the training implications of current issues in radiological preparedness.
  • Differentiate between adult learning styles and preferences and how they affect learning.
  • Identify audience needs and concerns when planning, administering, conducting, teaching, and evaluating the courses.
  • Participate in the setup, conduct, and evaluation of an emergency department exercise.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of course content and associated materials by adapting materials to audience and special concerns or needs.
  • Demonstrate a variety of training methodologies and facilitation skills while conducting stand up training.

Course Prerequisites and Requirements

Participants must have completed Fundamentals Course for Radiological Response; IS 301, Radiological Emergency Response; IS 346, Orientation to Hazardous Material for Medical Personnel; and PER-904, Radiological Emergency Response Operations.

Continuing Education Credits

  • The Center for Domestic Preparedness is authorized by IACET to offer 3.2 CEUs for this program.
  • Police Officer Standards and Training (POST; approved per state): 32

Course Length

4.0 days

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