Environmental, Health and Safety Services

Radiation Safety Training Information

Welcome to the Virginia Tech Radiation Safety Office's on-line training programs. Due to changes in software for on-line training, the links below are temporary until comversions are completed. These training modules are intended for individuals at Virginia Tech to:

  • Receive certification to operate Analytical and Cabinet x-ray equipment.
  • Receive certification to operate Diagnostic x-ray equipment.
  • Receive certification to assist with or hold patients for imaging Diagnostic Holder.
  • Receive initial certification for ancillary nuclear medicine work at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH Blacksburg) or the Equine Medical Center (EMC Leesburg).
  • Maintain certification to use radioactive material in laboratories (Laboratory Radiation Safety Refresher),
  • Maintain certification for nuclear medicine work at VTH (Blacksburg) or EMC (Leesburg).
  • Complete Initial Principal User Training for nuclear medicine work at EMC (Leesburg).
  • Complete Initial Principal User Training for nuclear medicine work at VTH (Blacksburg) by coming to the Radiation Safety Office at EHS.
  • Complete Principal User Refresher Training for nuclear medicine work at EMC (Leesburg) or VTH (Blacksburg).
  • Complete initial Sealed Source Radiation Safety Training for work with specific sources such as moisture / density gauges and electron capture detectors (ECD) for gas chromatographs.

If you have any problems accessing the provided links, please contact the Radiation Safety Office at (540) 231-5364 or 231-2981. Testing details are mentioned in the document links.

Please note when working with radioisotopes for the first time (excluding radiopharmaceuticals in nuclear medicine), refer to the Radioactive Material Safety Training page for information on required Initial Training.

Radiation Safety Training Instructions

    Go to training class schedule to preregister for a particular training module. Scroll down to the "Radiation Safety" section. Everyone must preregister.

NOTE: If you do not have a Virginia Tech PID, contact Michelle VanDyke at (540) 231-2981 or mmarkham@vt.edu .