Health Physics

Refresher Course

FEBRUARY 4 - MAY 7, 2020

About The Course

Prepare yourself to take Part I, Part II, or both parts of the Certification Exam of the American Board of Health Physics (ABHP) or refresh your knowledge of health physics principles and practices through this 13-week intensive course. The course reviews fundamental concepts with an emphasis on problem solving skills and preparation for the ABHP exam. The course will include typical Part I and II problems integrated with the lesson material. Solutions and methods will be presented to provide insight into an appropriate examination response.

Who Should Attend

Individuals who have met the requirements for taking either part of the ABHP Certification Exam and for health physicists maintaining their ABHP continuing education requirements.

What The Course Covers
  • Basic Physical Concepts and Necessary Mathematical Skills
  • Interaction of Radiation with Matter
  • Instrumentation
  • Shielding and Activation
  • Biological Effects of Radiation
  • Internal and External Dosimetry
  • Airborne Radioactivity and Control
  • Measurement and Counting Statistics
  • Environmental Health Physics
  • Fuel Cycle and Transportation
  • Regulations and Standards
  • Waste Management
  • Reactor Health Physics
  • Medical Physics
  • Non-Ionizing Radiation

Approved for 40 hours ABHP CE credit


February 4 to May 7, 2020


Tuesday & Thursday, 5:00p - 7:00p


13 weeks of class to be taught within 14 calendar weeks. No class will be provided during the public school spring break (Mar 30 to Apr 3, 2020). Makeup days may be provided for extenuating circumstances, such as site closure days.


$1,250 Registration fee with books provided*

$1,120 Registration fee without books

*Fee includes a copy of Introduction to Health Physics, 5th Edition, by Thomas Johnson, and the Health Physics Solutions Manual, 3rd Ed., by Thomas Johnson.

Registration Deadline

January 27, 2020

Note: There must be a minimum of 6 students enrolled in the course for the CCHPS to offer it.


1810 Terminal Drive, Richland, WA 99354 (Mount Rainier Room)

What Our Students Say About the Course

"Previous experiences with the exam from the instructors really helped me understand the exam better. Practice problems worked during class periods also were very beneficial. Instructors were excellent and provided detailed insight into health physics practical knowledge and application!"

"[instructors] organized all past part 2 exam questions by year, topic, and frequency, allowing students to strategize their own approach to studying. Their incorporation of these questions into the classes based on what we learned was an effective way of us exercising the concepts while building our confidence with Part 2"...

"The classroom experience: accountability, instructor physically present, ability to ask questions in the moment. Being able to access the PowerPoint slides [is a] valuable resource. Having the instructor solve problems on the board allowed student brains to catch up with the instructor's"