RTII 351       Multi-Agency Radiation Survey And Site Investigation Manual (MARSSIM) Training

Note: Course prices are current as of publication date, however they are subject to change without notice. Please contact RTII for current information.

Per Person Price:    $1,550                               Firm Fixed Price:     Available Upon Request

Minimum Class Size:      16                                       Training Hours:     24

            Duration:      3 Days                                                CEUs:     2.4

This course, as all others offered by RTI, can be delivered at your location with the purchaes of 16 seats.  Call (706) 951-5685   

Delivery Method:    Classroom Lecture & Exercises

Intended Audience:

Federal and state agency personnel involved in site cleanup activities that include conducting radiation surveys and investigations to meet the requirements of the Final Status Survey.

Course Description:

The Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Site Investigation Manual (MARSSIM) was recently produced jointly by DOD, DOE, EPA and the NRC. This course provides information essential to environmental personnel responsible for planning, conducting, evaluating and documenting building surface and surface soil final status radiological surveys for demonstrating compliance with dose or risk-based regulations or standards. The course supports the MARSSIM objective to bring about a nationally consistent approach for conducting radiation surveys and investigations at potentially contaminated sites nationwide. This course assists site and regulatory personnel in assessing Final Status Surveys. The course is highly interactive and features DOE and EPA guest speakers, problem-solving exercises, and case studies. Handouts, references, and a copy of the MARSSIM manual are provided. Participants will receive 2.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for completion of this course. This course also qualifies for 32 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) for Certified Health Physicist under the American Academy of Health Physics (AAHP).

Topics covered include:

-          -          Overview of the Radiation Survey and Site Investigation Process

-          -          Survey Planning and Design

-          -          Field Measurement Methods and Instrumentation

-          -          Interpretation of Survey Results


On April 16, 1999, the MARSSIM manual and this course were awarded a Hammer Award by Vice President Gore's National Partnership for Reinventing government.

PREREQUISITES: NONE. However, attendees should have a working level knowledge of basic radiological principles and familiarity with the following statistical concepts: measures of central tendency (mean and median), standard deviation, frequency distributions, standard errors, confidence intervals, and the testing of statistical hypotheses. Preparatory materials for these subjects are available to the students prior to the course.

For additional information, please contact our Training and Registration Center at (706) 951-5685 or visit our website at www.rtii.org