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Dispersible radioactive materials - D

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Radiation protection
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Extra self study course starts 20 April 2021 - just a few vacancies available!

Final objectives

The training meets the final objectives for the Supervisory Radiation Protection Employee in case of applications of dispersible radioactive materials at level D (VRS-D), as meant in Annex 5.2, Section E-3 of the Regulation on Basic Safety Standards Radiation Protection.

Target group

The course provides the required training for Radiation Protection Officer for dispersible radioactive materials, level D (RPO VRS-D) and overlaps to a large extent with the former Level 5B training. The RPO VRS-D supervises applications with an activity of up to 0.2 Reing. He works under the direct responsibility of a CD who acts as the first point of contact for them among others incidents.

This course is also suitable as an appropriate instruction for those who work with dispersible radioactive substances.

Learning objectives

After successful completion, the RPO VRS-D has the following skills:

  1. He supervises the application for which he is responsible, he enforces the relevant laws and regulations in the field of ionizing radiation, and he gives advice to the employees in consultation with the CD.
  2. He contributes to an adequate handling of an unintended event or incident. In such a situation, he immediately warns the CD and then follows his instructions.
  3. He actively improves his own expertise through further training, and that of others for whom he is responsible by providing information and instructions.
  4. He possesses knowledge, skills, attitudes and competences relating to dispersible radioactive materials.
Course material

The course material is contained in the booklet Radiation Protection Officer - dispersible radioactive materials - level D that is composed and  written by Dr. F. Pleiter and Dr. H.F. Boersma. The material is completed with a practical training manual edited by E.J. Bunskoeke MSc.


At the end of the course, there will be an exam consisting of 40 multiple-choice questions with each four possible answers, and one or more open questions. One point is granted for each multiple-choice question that is correctly answered. For the open questions one may obtain a maximum of 10 points. The exam is passed if 30 out of the 50 available points have been obtained.

You must bring a simple calculator to the exam.

Important dates

The next course (lecture variant, in Dutch only): yet to be determined.

The next self study course will start on 20 April 2021.

Examination: April 29th, 2021
Re-examination: May 12th, 2021.

New self study courses are expected in late spring and in autumn 2021.

COURSES FULLY BOOKED? We kindly invite you to pre-register. As soon as a new courses is organized, you will be informed.

To register for this course, go to  cursuswinkel. In the cursuswinkel you also find the deadline for registration.
Sometimes, the course can be combined with the training for RPO MR.

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