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Any person who will handle or work near ionizing radiation is required to receive training regarding hazards and safe practices. Training is required before you are working with the items. Our training programs require a periodic refresher – generally on an annual basis. You must complete the requirements for the refresher training so you will remain authorized to use or work around ionizing radiation.  Some of our training programs are completed online. Contact our office for your training requirements.

Open Source Training Class

The open-source general radiation safety training is generally scheduled once a month. This training is for everyone working in a lab setting with open/loose sources of radioactive materials (powders and liquids). Below you will find our upcoming training schedule. If you need training and cannot make one of the scheduled times listed, contact our office. The training usually takes 3 hours to complete. It covers radiation hazard information, exposure monitoring, safe use practices, instrumentation, and basic procedures for radiation workers on campus.


Fall 2022


Date Location Schedule
8/25/2022 East Stadium Hall, Room 316 1:30 – 4:30 PM
9/15/2022 East Stadium Hall, Room 316 1:00 – 4:00 PM
10/4/2022 East Stadium Hall, Room 316 1:00 – 4:00 PM
10/20/2022 East Stadium Hall, Room 316 1:00 – 4:00 PM
11/15/2022 East Stadium Hall, Room 316 1:00 – 4:00 PM
December – TBD East Stadium Hall, Room 316 By request only. Please contact Radiation Safety.


To sign up for one of our courses, e-mail


Online Training

Several of our initial and annual refresher training programs are available online through UT Canvas. These include Radioactive Sealed Source, X-ray Machine, and Radiation Safety Training for the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. To gain access to these trainings, you must be registered by our department.

Access Training

If your job requires you to enter areas that are posted for radioactive materials or x-ray machines, contact our department for access and applicable training requirements.