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MARSAME Online Training Course

Online continuing education course on the Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Assessment of Materials and Equipment

Introduction

The Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Assessment of Materials and Equipment Manual (MARSAME) is a supplement to the Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Site Investigation Manual (MARSSIM 2002). MARSAME provides technical information on approaches for planning, implementing, assessing, and documenting surveys to determine proper disposition of materials and equipment. This course familiarizes individuals with the theory and implementation of the MARSAME manual.

The American Academy of Health Physics grants 32 Continuing Education Credits for completion of this course.

Course description

This course focuses on the methodology and practical application of the MARSAME standard. This standard supplements the MARSSIM manual that has become the basis for real property final status surveys. The objectives of the course are to provide attendees with a solid understanding of the MARSAME standard, practice through exercises and provide practical information related to its implementation.

A list of the modules included in the course is provided below along with instructions about the registration process. This course is the equivalent of taking the four-day instructor-led course at the PTP training facility. Enrollment in an online course will still include question and answer sessions with the PTP instructor-led team, similar to what you would experience in the classroom training.

Target audience

This course is designed for individuals responsible for the design and execution of surveys for the release of materials and equipment from facilities that handle, or previously handled, radioactive materials. Individuals who would attend this course include health physicists, project managers, and those providing oversight of the process such as regulatory personnel. A basic familiarity with MARSSIM methodology and/or terminology is helpful. Individuals new to decommissioning are advised to take the MARSSIM for Managers course as a prerequisite but it is not required.

Cost

$1,595 – The tuition includes access to the course materials via the ORAU Learning Management System (LMS).

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Registration Information

 

  • These are asynchronous (self-paced) online courses. The training staff recommends that you complete the training within six months of enrollment. Once registration is complete, you will receive an email confirming that your registration has been received. Once your payment has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your user name and temporary password if this is the first time you have registered for an online course. If you have registered before, you will receive notification that the course is now available.

    Each course contains a series of modules/exercises to be completed. When all modules are complete, you will be granted access to the exam. A passing score is 70 out of 100. You will have three attempts to successfully complete the exam. Upon successful completion of the exam, a course certificate of completion will be provided.

  • Please read the following carefully and in its entirety. You must accept these terms and conditions in order to be successfully enrolled in the online course. By accepting these terms and conditions, you are legally obligated to act in accordance with this agreement.

    Restricted Materials Use Agreement

    By registering for this course offered by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), I understand that I will be provided with ORAU PTP course materials developed by ORAU. In exchange for receiving these materials, I agree and understand that the ORAU PTP course materials (both electronic and hardcopy) are provided for use by the registered participant only. Duplication and/or distribution of the course materials, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, is strictly prohibited without the prior written permission of ORAU. The participant may retain and use the course materials for personal reference in perpetuity. Publications and other copyrighted materials provided during the course may be subject to additional restrictions as noted within these documents.

    Cancellations and Refunds

    Once access to the course material (LMS) has been granted, no refunds or cancellations will be accepted.

    Links to Third Party Websites

    PTP's Online Training may include links to third party websites that are controlled and maintained by other organizations. Any link to third-party websites is not an endorsement of said websites and ORAU is not responsible for the content or availability of any such sites.

    Recording

    Sessions that contain webinars will be recorded.

Course modules

    • Module 01 - MARSAME Overview
    • Module 02 - Initial Assessment
    • Module 03 - Decision Inputs Pt. 1
    • Module 04 - Decision Inputs Pt. 2
    • Module 05 - Statistical Concepts in MARSAME
    • Demonstration Set 1
    • Module 06 - Measurement Uncertainty
    • Module 07 - Measurement Uncertainty and Quantifiability
    • Demonstration Set 2
    • Module 08 - Survey Designs
    • Module 09 - Statistical Sampling
    • Module 10 - Measurement Techniques and Instrumentation
    • Module 11 - Implementing the Survey
    • Module 12 - Data Quality Assessment
    • Module 13 - Drawing Conclusions from the Survey
    • Demonstration Set 3

Contact us

For more information about ORAU's Professsional Training Programs, contact:

Registrar
ORAU Professional Training Programs 
P.O. Box 117, MS-11
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-0117
Phone: 865.576.3576
Fax: 865.241.9152
registrar@orau.org