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GARP - academy for radiation protection

COVID-19 News

Courses that have been postponed in the past period will be scheduled in the Academic Year 2020-2021.

In scheduling new courses we take into account the possibility to replace physical by online lectures. For the coordinating expert course, this led to two not entirely identical schedules (one for a physical and one for a hybrid variant). Details about this can be found in the various training programs under the tab 'schedule'.

About us

In September 2017, the Groningen Academy for Radiation Protection (GARP) was established. GARP is the knowledge center for radiation protection in the Northern Netherlands. In addition to the radiation protection unit of the University of Groningen, the radiation protection training courses are housed in GARP.

The University of Groningen is recognized in 2015 as an institution where programs in the field of radiation protection can be followed.

New training system for supervisors

On February 6, 2018, the new Decree on Basic Safety Standards Radiation Protection came into force. In connection with this, all level 4 and level 5 courses in the Netherlands have been replaced by training as 'supervisory radiation protection employee' for a specific application. From that date on, GARP organizes training as a Radiation Protection Officer (RPO).

It should be noted that the diploma CD (coordinating expert) gives the right to act as supervisor for all sub-areas.

Official recognition of certificates

The Authority Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection has recognized the University of Groningen as an institute providing radiation protection courses levels CD (radiation protection expert) and TS (radiation protection officer) for the areas THK-basic (dentists and orthodontists), VRS-B, VRS-C and VRS-D (dispersible radioactive materials), MR (measurement and control applications) and MT (medical applications). Successfully completing the examination associated with one of these courses entitles the participant to a recognized certificate.

Last modified:07 September 2020 2.53 p.m.
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