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L341 FEMA Radiological Accident Assessment Concepts (IEMA staff only)

This course addresses the consequences of incidents involving radioactive materials, with emphasis placed on incidents at commercial nuclear power plants. The course focuses on the technical concepts involved in formulating protective action recommendations, including atmospheric dispersion models, dose projection methods, use of protective action guides, analysis of field team data, and calculation of derived intervention levels. Participants engage in problem-solving sessions and a tabletop exercise. Enrollment is limited to Federal, State, and local radiological assessment/health physics staff. Private sector (e.g. utility company) technical staff may also apply. This course is not intended for Emergency management Staff. Participants must possess a familiarity with mathematics involving exponents and logarithms, and must bring a scientific calculator to perform required calculations. This course has been certified by the American Academy for Health Physics for 32 CEUs.

Course Length: 32 hours

Course Manager: Kay Foster/Ken Evans

Course Timeline:

Registration Information: Please contact Ken Evans. Class limited to 20.

Prerequisite: Completion of the Independent Study course IS-303 is required prior to attending the course. Course manager must review all applications prior to acceptance by admission office. Course applications (FEMA form 119-25-1) can be found at The participant MUST have a CDP student ID number to receive a certificate. (

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Scheduled Classes: There are no scheduled dates for this course.

Please note: Applications for courses will be accepted up to 1 day prior to the course date. However, the cutoff date for lodging is 7 days prior to class.

If you want to learn more about the Training Program or are interested in attending a specific course, please contact your IEMA Regional Coordinator or Lori McTaggart. Registration should be made in advance to attend any IEMA sponsored class. Walk-in registrations are only accepted if room space and course materials are available. To register for IEMA classes, please see the IEMA Online Registration and Tracking Program Page.




Exercise Information
FEMA Independent Study Program
Illinois Professional Emergency Manager Program
Illinois Professional Development Series
2013 IEMA Conference
Out-of-State Training Opportunities
Hazardous Materials Training Webpage
School & Campus Security Training
ICS 300 & 400 Training
FEMA Higher Education Project

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