Radiation Use-Online Training & Test



September 2015


Required Radiation Safety training consists of two parts: Online and In-Person. The “In-Person” portion of the training is geared towards your anticipated use. (Isotope, Analytical X-ray, Irradiator, Other.) The Online portion must be completed before you will be able to register for the In-Person portion of the training. Both parts must be completed before you will be allowed to use radioactive materials.

A quiz follows the presentation of the online material. You may refer back to the training material at any point in the quiz. The online training and quiz will take about 2 hours to complete. You may quit and return at a later time to complete the online training.

Most users will need to register for the interactive Radioactive Materials Safety Class (RMSC). You must complete the online portion to be eligible to attend the RMSC. The RMSC interactive (Hands-on) session is a 2 ½ hour training that addresses radioactive material handling techniques, practical methods of control (inventorying, disposal and spill) and orientation to the University's Radiation Safety requirements. Upon completion of this session there will be a final quiz. This final quiz will cover information presented during both the Online and Hands-on sessions. After successful completion of each portion you will receive a certificate documenting your training. If a passing score is not obtained, the Hands-on portion must be repeated.

The RMSC will be offered monthly unless demand dictates a more frequent offering. There is tentatively 1 class offered per month, check postings for dates as they come up. Additional dates will be scheduled as needed.

Thursday, September 3
1:30 to 4:30 PM
117 RAB
Friday, September 25
1:30 to 4:30 PM
117 RAB
Monday, October 5
1:30 to 4:30 PM
117 RAB
Thursday, November 5
1:30 to 4:30 PM
117 RAB


The Radioactive Materials Safety Class is usually held in the Research Administration Building Rm 117 (first floor-east side, just north of the center staircase). If classes are held in alternative locations, participants will be notified by email. The Research Administration Building is located on upper campus and is south of the Health Sciences Education Building. To locate a map go to www.map.utah.edu.

Those of you who are training in order to use Non-Human X-ray devices, an Irradiator, or other uses of radiation should contact the office at 801-581-6141 to schedule the in-person training.

It is also important for you to know that you may contact our office at 801-581-6141 when you need assistance with understanding the requirements or procedures for handling radiation safely, or to address any concerns you might have regarding your work with radiation or radioactive materials.

Online training is administered by the “Research Education” Department through their “Research Administration Training Series” or “RATS”. The Research Education Department website is https://education.research.utah.edu/

You must log in as a current University Employee or Student or as a guest. If you are not a current University Employee or Student, please contact our office at 801-581-6141 to obtain a Non-University login.

The login page is https://education.research.utah.edu/login.jsp

Once you log in, select the menu option “RATS Online Classes”.

Then select the “Access Your Online Classes” button near the top of the webpage and you will see a list of links showing which classes are available to you.

Complete the class labeled “General Radiation Safety” at http://online.education.research.utah.edu/course/view.php?id=43

If you have any questions, please contact us at 801-581-6141.