Technician Training Classes
BHI periodically conducts training classes to bring new people into the industry to begin their career as a Radiation Protection (RP) Technician. These classes teach the fundamental science and how to assess radiological conditions to institute protective measures for radiation workers. A radiological simulator is used to enable trainees to learn proper survey techniques in an environment that does not pose radiation exposure. The nuclear industry has been impressed with the capability of students who complete our training.
To successfully complete the one week training class, candidates must complete a self-study elearning course prior to attending the class. Students who study this course and master the learning objectives are generally successful with the training. The training class begins with a proctored written exam on the fundamental science taught through the elearning course. A score of 80% is required to continue the class to learn the basic tasks performed by an RP Technician.
BHI offers these classes and the elearning course at no cost. Students attending these classes are responsible for providing their own transportation, lodging, meals, and personal incidentals. Students that successfully complete the class are eligible for hire as a Junior RP Technician. Employment opportunities with BHI are typically an option for people who successfully completed this training.