The Radiation Safety Initial Training Sessions OHS_RS102 is closed until February at 8:00 AM. The course is being repaired and updated during this time. 
If you have questions, please call Robert Heath, Director of Radiation Safety at 205-934-2487. We apologize for the inconvenience.

This course is intended for those who are new to working with radioactive materials at UAB. This includes those who are seeking licensure. Be advised that this course is administered in three parts: online modules, a bioassay, and a hands-on practicum.

The online portion consists of three modules. Each module is followed by an assessment. You must score 80% or higher in order to pass each assessment. You will not be allowed to proceed to the next module until you pass the current one.
  • Module 1: The Basics
  • Module 2: Calculations
  • Module 3: Policies and Procedures
Upon successful completion of the online portion, you will be directed to register for a bioassay "class." This is not an actual class, but is a scheduled time in which you will come and be tested for your radiation baseline located at Community Health Services Building, 933 19th St S, room 445. You do not have to bring anything with you.

After you have completed the bioassay, the Learning System will open the last part of the course – the hands-on Practicum. Like the bioassay, you will register for a set time. The Practicum is a place where you will practice what you have learned.

Once you have started this course, you have three months to complete it.

The UAB EHS Radiation Safety Program, licensed by the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) Office of Radiation Control, requires that any UAB employees who work with radioisotopes complete a Radiation Refresher course every three years.

This course has a pre-requisite. If you have not completed the Radiation Safety Initial Training Sessions (EHS_RS102) or an approved equivalent, you will not be able to register for this course. Please check your training records. If you have any questions, please the Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) at (205) 934-2487.

If you work with radioisotopes as a part of your job, or are a Licensee or Alternate, you must complete this course and pass its assessment. The passing score is 90% or higher. Retain the certificate in your lab file. You may be asked to present proof of your completion of training (certificate).

The Licensure & Management Course (L&M) is designed to give the prospective licensee information and documentation specific to Radioactive Material (RM) Licensure at UAB. Completion of the L&M course takes approximately 60 to 90 minutes and must be completed prior to receipt of the new RM license.

Before registering for the course, we strongly recommend that you contact Radiation Safety and discuss obtaining a license. There is additional paperwork that is required in addition to this course.

The RS105 Radiation Safety Waste Handling and Packing course is for those who handle, pack, and manifest radioactive waste materials.

flag redEH&S Support Facility Staff will no longer pick up radioactive waste unless the person manifesting the waste:
  1. Has successfully completed the Radiation Safety Initial Training Sessions course or the Radiation Refresher course within the last 5 years.
  2. Has a baseline bioassay on file.
  3. Participated in the hands-on Radiation Safety Practicum.
  4. Is listed on the approved Radiation Safety License.
  5. Has successfully completed this course every 365 days so that the EH&S Support Facility will pick up the waste.