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Category A credit*

The Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists
*CAMRT Credits are recognized by the ARRT, The ASRT, and all Provincial Associations under the CAMRT umbrella.


Download 2018 XSO Brochure

If you are responsible under provincial and federal regulations for the safety of employees exposed to X-rays in the workplace, the Radiation Safety Institute of Canada offers a three-day X-ray Safety Officer (XSO) course.

Watch this 1-minute video on our upcoming X-ray Safety Officer Course in Vancouver – October 15-17, 2018

Your Legal Obligations

Across Canada, many employers and employees responsible for workplace safety are not fully aware of regulations governing the use of X-ray equipment in the workplace. Yet, every province and territory has such regulations. These regulations have the force of law. For example, in most provinces, regulations require that an employer designate and provide the name of a qualified person to oversee the safe use of X-ray equipment. Federal regulations also apply. When you complete the requirements of the three-day X-ray Safety Officer (XSO) course and receive your XSO Certificate, you will be more knowledgeable about your employer’s legal obligations and more confident about your ability to meet them.

How you learn

You learn in a friendly classroom setting over a period of three days from our knowledgeable Education Team. Each day has several learning sessions. Appropriate refreshment breaks are included. Your learning is enhanced by lively discussions and video presentations.

Subjects Covered

  • Structure of matter
  • Understanding radiation
  • X-rays: radiation made by machine
  • Radiation quantities and units
  • Biological and health effects of exposure to X-rays
  • X-ray systems, X-ray imaging and safety survey
  • Scattering and attenuation of X-rays
  • Radiation detection, instrumentation and dosimetry
  • Radiation protection principles and practices
  • Hands-on exercises in the practical application of radiation protection principles
  • What the law requires: Key federal, provincial and territorial regulations on x-ray safety

Course Location

Toronto: National Education Center Location 165 Avenue Road, Suite 300, ON M5R 3S4

Accommodation The Eaton Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard Street W, is pleased to offer a group rate to our course participants. Once your course registration has been confirmed a link to the Eaton Chelsea will be sent to you. Please note, proof of your registration will be required upon hotel check-in.

The hotel is located 2 km from the Institute and a daily complimentary shuttle service will be provided to and from the hotel, departing at 8:30am and returning by 5:00pm.

Vancouver: Sutton Place Hotel 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 2K

Accommodation For recommended hotels please contact Maria Cost (416) 650 9090 ext. 21

XSO not for you?

If you find that XSO course is not what you need, please take a moment to look at other radiation safety courses we offer


Contact Information

Tara Hargreaves
Staff Scientist and Manager of Training
Tel: (416) 650 9090 ext. 23 | Fax (416) 650 9920 | Email:


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
Details Price Qty
Toronto March 20-22, 2018$1,399.00 (CAD)  Sold Out
Vancouver October 15-17, 2018$1,399.00 (CAD)  Expired
Toronto October 23-25, 2018 *Limited spaces available. Please contact 1-800-263-5803 to register.$1,399.00 (CAD)  Sold Out
Toronto March 26-28, 2019$1,399.00 (CAD)*  
Toronto, October 22 – 24, 2019$1,399.00 (CAD)*  

* price before applicable taxes

  • Toronto March 26-28, 2019
    March 26, 2019 - March 28, 2019
    9:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Toronto, October 22 – 24, 2019
    October 22, 2019 - October 24, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm