Radiation Refresher Safety Course

June 2021 update: Please note that this refresher course is not currently available

Target Audience: All staff, faculty and students required to handle and/or store radioactive materials and has already followed radiation formal training more than 3 years ago must follow this course.

McGill students, staff and faculty, must complete the registration form. Once done, you will be contacted by email with instructions on how to login to the online refresher course.

Content: Review of the content found in the core course (Principles of Laboratory Radiation Safety).

Certification: A course certificate is presented to participants who successfully pass the online quiz.

Dates: Opens from December to August.

Duration: The online refresher course is composed of 2 modules and a quiz. Each module may take about 1-2 hours. You will have 1 hour to complete the quiz.

Cost (McGill): Free, and restricted, to McGill Community (students, staff and faculty).

Quiz information: The quiz is compulsory for all staff and students under the McGill radiation permit. You may wish to consult course notes, dictionaries and use a scientific calculator during the quiz. The quiz consists of 15 multiple-choice questions. You are given 2 attempts and must obtain an 80% grade or higher to successfully pass the course. If you fail, you must take the "Principles of Laboratory Radiation Safety" course again.

Course Materials


Once McGill staff, faculty or students have registered for this course (see above), they may access the course notes & quiz, on myCourses.

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