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NRRPT Info

More Information regarding the NRRPT Examination can be found on the NRRPT Web site. All examination sites are listed.
The contact person for information is the Executive Secretary. Her name is Dee Dee Woolhiser. Dee Dee can be reached by phone at 509-736-5400, email,
or mail at P.O. Box 6974, Kennewick, WA 99336-0602.

The examination consists of 150 multiple choice questions from three general categories identified from a role delineation/task analysis conducted by the NRRPT Board and Panel: Applied Radiation Protection, Detection and Measurements, and Fundamentals. Fours hours are allowed for the examination. Contents of past examinations are not released.

As the domains may share some common "required knowledge's," a general outline has been developed to assist candidates in preparation for the exam.

Applied Radiation Protection
    Survey and Inspections
    Emergency Preparedness
    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

Suggestions for taking the exam are listed below:
    Budget your time so that you are answering approximately 40 questions each hour.
    Start at the beginning of the examination and work through it in sequential order,
        answering questions you are sure of. Save the difficult ones for the end, making
        sure you don't get your answers out of sequence on the answer sheet!
    Read each question and answer carefully
    There is no penalty for wrong answers, so make sure you answer them all.

A list of suggested study material:

    Handbook of Health Physics and Radiological Health
by Lester A., Jr. Slaback, Brian Birky, Bernard. Shleien
Hardcover: 700 pages Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; ISBN: 0683183346; 3rd edition (January 1998)
   
Radiation Detection and Measurement
by Glenn Frederick Knoll
Hardcover: 802 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.34 x 10.34 x 8.44 Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; ISBN: 0471073385; 3rd edition (December 1999)
   
Basic Radiation Protection Technology 4th Edition
by Daniel A. Gollnick
Paperback: 822 pages Publisher: Pacific Radiation Corp; ISBN: 0916339084; 4th edition (June 2000)
   
Atoms, Radiation, and Radiation Protection, 2nd Edition
by James E. Turner
Paperback: 576 pages Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; ISBN: 0471595810; 2nd edition (April 3, 1995)
   
Basic Health Physics: Problems and Solutions
by Joseph John Bevelacqua
Hardcover: 559 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.30 x 9.62 x 6.50 Publisher: Wiley-Interscience; ISBN: 0471297119; 1 edition (January 15, 1999)
   
The Health Physics Solutions Manual
by Herman Cember, Thomas E. Johnson
Textbook Binding: 442 pages Publisher: PS&E PUBLICATIONS; ISBN: 0962596361; 1 edition (March 21, 1999)
   
Introduction to Health Physics
by Herman Cember
Paperback: 731 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.09 x 9.25 x 7.34 Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; ISBN: 0071054618; 3rd edition (January 1, 1996)
   
Radiation Protection: A Guide for Scientists and Physicians
by Jacob Shapiro
Hardcover: 494 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.34 x 9.58 x 6.39 Publisher: Harvard Univ Pr; ISBN: 0674745868; 3rd edition (December 1990)
   
Fundamentals of Radiation Protection
by Hugh F. Henry
Textbook Binding: 485 pages Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; ASIN: 0471372943; (January 1969)
   
Nuclides and Istotopes: A Guide to the Chart of the Nuclides
Paperback:
64 pages Publisher: General Electric Nuclear; ISBN: 9992763965; 15th edition (November 1996)
   
Contemporary Health Physics : Problems and Solutions
by Joseph John Bevelacqua
Hardcover: 456 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.16 x 9.59 x 6.53 Publisher: Wiley-Interscience; ISBN: 0471018015; (February 1995)
   
Physics for Radiation Protection
by James E. Martin
Hardcover: 790 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.65 x 10.20 x 7.30 Publisher: Wiley-Interscience; ISBN: 0471353736; 1 edition (May 12, 2000)
   
Health Physics: A Handbook for Marrssim Users
by E. W. Abelquist Hardcover: 350 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.10 x 9.52 x 7.82 Publisher: Institute of Physics Pub; (January 1, 2002); ISBN: 0750307617

The most recent revisions of:
    10 CFR 19, "Notices, Instructions and Reports to Workers; Inspections."
    10 CFR 20, "Standards for Protection Against Radiation."
    10 CFR 30, "Rules of General Applicability to Domestic Licensing of Byproduct
        Material."
    10 CFR 34, "Licenses for Radiography and Radiation Safety Requirements for
        Radiographic Operations."
    10 CFR 35, "Medical Use of Byproduct Material."
    10 CFR 835, "Occupational Radiation Protection," Department of Energy
    49 CFR 100-199, "Transportation."