National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists

Registered Radiation Protection Technologist (RRPT)


Credential: Registered Radiation Protection Technologist (RRPT) CA Eligible
Credentialing Agency: National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists

Renewal Period: 5 years

National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists, Registered Radiation Protection Technologist (RRPT) validates competency in fundamental and operational topics related to radiation protection. A Radiation Protection Technologist is a person engaged in providing radiation protection to the radiation worker, the general public, and the environment from the effects of ionizing radiation. They have basic understanding of the natural laws of ionizing radiation, the mechanism of radiation damage, methods of detection, and hazards assessment. They provide supervisory, administrative, and/or physical control, utilizing sound health physics principles in compliance with local and statutory requirements and accepted industry practices. This is a mid-level certification and requires applicants to hold a high school diploma or equivalent. In addition, the applicant must submit to the Board evidence of operational abilities as a Radiation Protection Technologists and have a minimum of five years of experience. Experience credit allowed for formal education, company training programs and applicable military training is cumulative up to a maximum of two years. Applicants must also pass a national examination.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Registered Radiation Protection Technologist (RRPT)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Attainability:    medium

Eligibility Requirements (View Details)

  • Credential Prerequisite
  • Experience: 5 years
  • Education: High School Diploma/GED
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Note: This credential may have multiple options for becoming eligible. Listed are the minimum requirements based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

Exam Requirements (View Details)

  • Exam
  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

RECERTIFICATION SUMMARY

Renewal Period: 5 years

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists

P.O. Box 3084
Westerly, RI  02891

Phone: (401) 637-4811

Fax: (401) 637-4822
Email: nrrpt@nrrpt.org

The applicant shall have a high school diploma or equivalent.

An applicant must have a minimum of five years experience. Training may be substituted for experience if the applicant will submit to the Board information about the program and proof of completion. This information should include curriculum, typical examinations, and passing requirements for radiation related subjects.

Experience credit allowed for formal education, company training programs and applicable military training is cummulative up to a maximum of two years. Note that an applicant may not claim work experience while in formal classroom study.

The Registered Radiation Protection Technologist (RRPT) credential has the following other requirements:

  • Applicants must be at least 21 years old at the time of application.
  • Applicants must submit two references, one from their immediate supervisor, with the application.
  • The applicant must submit to the Board evidence of operational abilities as a Radiation Protection Technologists.

Written Exam

  • Applied Radiation Protection
    • Survey and Inspections
    • Emergency Prepardness
    • Evaluating Internal and External Exposures and Controls
    • Prescribed Dosimetry and Radiation Equipment
    • Contamination Control
    • Radioactive Material Control and Transportation
    • Guides and Regulations
    • Procedures and Programs (ALARA)
  • Detection and Measurement
    • Analytical Methods
    • Instrument Calibration and Maintenance
    • Personnel Dosimetry
    • Equipment Operation
  • Fundamentals
    • Source of Radiation
    • Biological Effects
    • Mathematics
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
    • Units and Terminology

Exam Preparation Resources

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Registered Radiation Protection Technologist (RRPT) examination:

An additional resource is Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources section on the Related Sites page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

RECERTIFICATION

Registered Radiation Protection Technologist (RRPT)

Renewal Period: 5 years

The Registered Radiation Protection Technologist (RRPT) credential has the following recertification information:

  • RRPTs are required to obtain 20 points of professional development activities in each five-year certification cycle. In lieu of professional development activities, a RRPT may elect to recertify by examination. A full list of acceptable professional development activities can be found in the Registration Maintenance Program handbook.

Additional considerations for the Registered Radiation Protection Technologist (RRPT) include:

  • Experience credit allowed for formal education, company training programs and applicable military training is cumulative up to a maximum of two years.
  • Short Courses, Military, Corporate, and other Training of minimum 40 clock hour duration for each course is accepted.

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Some

Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%) and is eligible for CA under the CA MOS/ASI Related Option

Other

Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

CA Eligible

This certification is eligible for CA under the CA Civilian Occupation Related Option.

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Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted E1 through E4

Mid Career

4-10 years experience; Enlisted E5 through E6

Late Career

10+ years experience; Enlisted E7 and Above

Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted “A” School through E5

Mid Career

4-10 years experience; Enlisted E6 through E7

Late Career

10+ years experience; Enlisted E8 and Above

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Low

May be difficult to attain: minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

High

Highly attainable: mimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

MOS is Military Occupational Specialty
ASI is Additional Skill Identifier
WOMOS is Warrant Officer Military Occupational Specialty
AOC is Area Of Concentration Officer

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Updated: December 03, 2019
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