Duane Arnold Energy Center Radiological Emergency Worker - Basic

Category: Emergency Response

Basic Radiological Emergency Worker Training is an online course that covers six topics which includes both general and specific information an emergency worker needs in order to respond to a radiological incident.


  • Nuclear Power Plants
  • Emergency Response Plan
  • Emergency Classifications
  • Radiation Principles
  • Your Role as an Emergency Worker
  • Emergency Worker Preparations

Intended Audience

individuals who have an emergency response under county and state radiological plans. This includes a wide-range of personnel including, but not limited to bus drivers, school administrators, hospital and care facility workers, public works, police, fire, and ambulance personnel..

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this training, you will be able to:

  • Recall Nuclear Plant Safety, such as defense in depth
  • Identify the emergency planning zone concept
  • Describe the protective actions to ensure public safety
  • State the four emergency classification levels
  • Explain your role as a radiological emergency worker and when you are notified
  • Recall the basics of radiation
  • Describe what is in the emergency worker kit and how to wear and use dosimetry
  • Explain the use of potassium iodide, such as who authorizes its use and when to take it
  • Identify exposure reporting limits and what to do
  • Recognize where to report to at the end of your shift

Pre-requisites/Learning Level

No pre-requisites

Competencies addressed

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities for the public health preparedness and response core competency model

Competency 1.1 – Solve problems under emergency conditions

1.1.1. Recognize emergency conditions and the resulting problems

1.1.2. Evaluate the level of hazard or risk

1.1.8. Assess information, resources and procedures necessary to address the problems in emergency situations

Competency 2.3 – Report information potentially relevant to the identification and control of an emergency through the chain of command

2.3.1. Interpret the learner’s role in emergency identification and control as outline in relevant Emergency All-Hazards Plans.

Competency 4.2 – Employ protective behaviors according to changing conditions, personal limitations, and threats

4.2.1. Discuss the need to protect worker health and safety in emergencies and disasters

4.2.3. Promote taking protective actions in response to current and changing threats

4.2.14. Demonstrate proper use and maintenance of assigned Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

4.2.15. Demonstrate correct donning of chemical protective clothing, respiratory protection, protective eyewear, protective footwear, hearing protection, gloves, and any other assigned Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

CEUs Offered





Online Self-Pace


1 hour

Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts

John Choate, Dena Fife, Rebecca Palmer, Jacob Nicholson, Mike Goldberg, Scott Hansen, Lonnie Helms, Angela Leek

Technical requirements:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
  • Flash Player 
  • Speakers

Registration requirements

Register a free account

Creation and/or update

November 18, 2014

Renewed:  August 10, 2020