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COVID-19 News

Due to the measures taken to control the COVID-19 outbreak, courses are provided online as far as possible. New courses, starting in the period until September 1st, 2020, are postponed until further notice, with exception of the refresher course for dentists on 26 June 2020.

For employees and students of the RUG there will soon be basic courses available on the instruction level through the Corporate Academy (accessible via Intranet).

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 In connection with this, all level 4 and level 5 courses in the Netherlands have been replaced by training as 'supervisory radiation protection employee' for a specific application.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 function 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), and MR (measurement and control applications). Successfully completing the examination associated with one of these courses entitles the participant to a recognized certificate.

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