Introduction to Instrument Calibration.

Course Length: 8 hours

Introduction to Instrument Calibration is a one-day course on considerations for calibrating instrumentation used for industrial radiography operations.

Course topics include: principals of detection, time/distance/shielding, ANSI N323A-1997 and ANSI N42.17 standards, NRC/Agreement State regulations, inspection and maintenance of instrument prior to calibration, introduction to Cs-137 calibrators, calibration records, and shipping and storage of Cs-137 calibrators.

This course includes a laboratory session where attendees calibrate survey meters, direct-reading pocket dosimeters, EPDs, and alarm rate-meters using a Cs-137 calibrator.

  • What are the course prerequisites?

    Students, at a minimum, should be or have been a radiographer with actual field experience using gamma-ray exposure devices. 

  • Who is this course for?

    New radiation safety officers, experienced radiographers preparing to advance into an RSO role, and existing RSOs wanting to refresh regulatory skills.

  • What will I be able to do after this course?

    After taking the course you will be able to:

    • Identify and know all regulations necessary to set up and run a safe Industrial Radiography program.
    • Become an RSO.  Experienced Radiographers preparing to advance into an RSO role can use this course to obtain regulatory agency approval to become an assistant RSO or an RSO listed on a license.
    • Maintain regulatory competence.  An existing RSO can use this course to update knowledge of current regulations.
  • Who provides the training?

    A trainer approved by QSA Global, Inc.'s Radiation Protection & General Safety Committee with multiple years of experience in radiographic operations.

  • What course materials & equipment is provided?
    • Administrators' Handbooks
    • Other miscellaneous materials as needed.
  • What is the cancellation policy?

    QSA Global, Inc. has a 24-hour cancellation policy.  If you cancel your course with less than 24 hours’ notice, you will be charged 25% of your course fee.

Course Dates & Locations

Date Location Notes Register
Nov 4, 2020 La Porte, TX Register