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Radiation Safety Officer Course

Thomas Edison State University, a national leader in providing collegiate programs for professionals in the nuclear industry, has partnered with the prominent radiation protection firm NV5 Training Academy to develop an online, noncredit course in radiation safety training.

The 45-hour, 12 week online course, RSO-1000-PS: Radiation Safety Officer, is designed to prepare students to meet mandated federal and state training requirements for radiation safety. The online format enables busy, working adults to complete the course without sacrificing their professional and personal responsibilities.

Students will learn the technical information required to serve as a radiation safety officer and be prepared to lead businesses and industries in maintaining a safe working environment at facilities licensed or registered to possess radioactive materials and radiation producing machines.

Course work focuses on the fundamentals of regulatory requirements, policies and implementation practices for working with and supervising those who work with radioactive materials and radiation producing machines. Through lectures, simulated laboratory exercises and course materials, the curriculum covers radiation fundamentals, health risks, regulations, licensing, enforcement, dosimetry, instruments, statistics, quality assurance, shipment and receipt of radioactive materials, program management, record keeping, emergency response and regulatory inspections.

Successful completion of this course will satisfy part of the requirements for obtaining the necessary licensure to function as a Radiation Safety Officer as stated in 10CFR33.15 - Requirements for the issuance of a Type C specific license of broad scope:

At least 40 hours of training and experience in the safe handling of radioactive materials, and in the characteristics of ionizing radiation, units of radiation dose and quantities, radiation detection instrumentation, and biological hazards of exposure to radiation appropriate to the type and forms of byproduct material to be used.

The collaboration marks the first time that the NV5 Training Academy’s Radiation Safety Officer classroom-based course is being offered online to a national audience of adult learners.

Course Fee and Schedule

Course Fee: $1,295.00 (includes all course materials)

Registration Schedule: RSO-1000-PS: Radiation Safety Officer is offered three times a year.

Registration Dates Course Begins
March 9, 2023 to July 9, 2023 July 10, 2023
July 11, 2023 to October 8, 2023 October 9, 2023
October 10, 2023 to March 10, 2024 March 11, 2024
March 12, 2024 to July 7, 2024 July 8, 2024

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Earn Three Credits

The University has created a new TECEP® exam (APS-2890-TE Radiation Safety Officer) that provides students who have completed either the online, noncredit course or NV5 Training Academy’s classroom-based course with the opportunity to earn three credits that can be applied to an associate or baccalaureate degree at the college. To earn the three credits, students must pass the TECEP® exam (APS-2890-TE Radiation Safety Officer).

Students pay separate tuition and registration are required for TECEP® exams.

TECEP® Test Information

NV5 Training AcademyThomas Edison State University has worked with NV5 Training Academy to create a new exam, which is part of the University’s TECEP® program*, that provides students who have completed either the online, noncredit course or NV5 Training Academy’s classroom-based course with the opportunity to earn 3 credits that can be applied toward an associate or bachelor’s degree at the University. Students who pass the TECEP® exam, APS-2890-TE: Radiation Safety Officer, will earn the 3 credits.

*Separate tuition and registration are required for TECEP® exams.

Contact Information

Phone: (609) 984-1130

About RSO-100-PS



(with completion of APS-2890-TE TECEP®)

Cost of Course:


Course Start Dates:

  • July 10, 2023
  • October 9, 2023
  • March 11, 2024
  • July 8, 2024


Entirely Online

12 Week Online Course

Length of Course:

45 Hours