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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 Dade Moeller to develop an online, noncredit course in radiation safety training.

The 45-hour course, RSO-100-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 Dade Moeller 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: $995.00 (includes all course materials)

Registration Schedule: RSO-100-PS: Radiation Safety Officer is offered four times a year.

Semester Course Dates Registration Begins
Summer Semester July 22, 2019 to October 12, 2019 June 1, 2019
Fall Semester November 15, 2019 to February 7, 2020 October 1, 2019
Winter Semester January 21, 2020 to April 12, 2020 December 1, 2019
Spring Semester April 28, 2020 to July 15, 2020 March 1, 2019

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Earn Three Credits

The University has created a new TECEP® exam (APS-289-TE Radiation Safety Officer) that provides students who have completed either the online, noncredit course or Dade Moeller’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-289-TE Radiation Safety Officer).

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

Thomas Edison State University has worked with Dade Moeller 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 Dade Moeller’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-289-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-289-TE TECEP®)

Cost of Course:


Course Start Dates:

  • July 22, 2019
  • November 15, 2019
  • January 21, 2020
  • April 28, 2020


Entirely Online

Length of Course:

45 Hours