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This one-day course is designed for employees who work with x-ray sources. Participants will acquire knowledge of practical and effective measures designed to protect against excess radiation exposure from x-rays.

There are several convenient ways to take advantage of this unique course. You can arrange for one of our instructors to come to your workplace and teach the course on site or you can arrange for a private course  to be delivered to your employees at our National Education Center in Toronto. Contact us for more details.

Alternatively, you can register online for one of our publicly scheduled courses below.

How You Learn

You learn over one day in a friendly, hands-on classroom setting. The day is divided into ten sessions. Your learning is enhanced by a hands-on practical experiment and a video presentation. Appropriate refreshment breaks are included.

You will receive a 275-page binder containing the course presentation slides, the course textbook, and Ontario X-Ray safety regulations from the Ministry of Labour and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

To help you progress, you will be required to complete a hands-on experiment with a final test at the end of the day. When you complete the course requirements and pass the final test, you will receive the Radiation Safety Institute of Canada’s All About X-Ray Safety Certificate.

Subjects Covered

  • Understanding of atomic properties
  • Comprehension of radiation types and properties
  • Detailed knowledge of x-ray production and types of x-ray machines
  • How x-rays interact with matter and shields
  • Knowledge of types and sources of x-ray exposure and effects of x-rays on human health and genetics
  • Knowledge of select Ontario Ministry of Labour Occupational Health and Safety Act X-Ray Safety regulations
  • Structure of matter
  • Understanding radiation
  • Interaction of x-rays with matter
  • X-rays: Radiation made by machine
  • Radiation protection
  • X-ray safety regulations


Cancellations | The following administrative fees will apply to course registration refunds:

  • 20% of course fee if cancelled 14 days prior to the scheduled date
  • 50% of course fee if cancelled less than 14 days prior to the scheduled date
  • No refunds will be issued if cancelled on the day of the course


  • Toronto April 5, 2018
    April 5, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Toronto May 31, 2018
    May 31, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Toronto October 2, 2018
    October 2, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Toronto December 4, 2018
    December 4, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Toronto March 14, 2019
    March 14, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Toronto September 10, 2019
    September 10, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Toronto November 14, 2019
    November 14, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm