in Southeastern Washington State

Who We Are

The Columbia Chapter of Health Physics Society (CCHPS) is a professional organization whose members are specialists in radiation safety. The CCHPS offers its members educational and training opportunities through conferences, workshops, and technical meetings. Every year, the CCHPS members participate in various public outreach activities, including: Columbia Basin Engineering Science Fair, STEMCon, and Celebration of Science. Our primary goal is to increase public awareness about the benefits and risks associated with ionizing radiation.

Our objectives

The primary objectives of the Columbia Chapter are to: (1) aid in the work of health physics and the dissemination of information between individuals in this field and related fields, (2) improve public understanding of the problems and needs in radiation protection, (3) promote health physics as a profession, and (4) promote within the Chapter's jurisdiction the activities of the Health Physics Society.

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What's New?

The Columbia Chapter of Health Physics Society (CCHPS), in conjunction with the Herbert M. Parker Foundation and American Nuclear Society Eastern Washington Section (ANS-EWS), is planning to hold the first Herbert M. Parker Symposium in Richland, Washington, April 7-9, 2022 (contingent on relaxed local/State restrictions pertaining to COVID-19). We are moving ahead with plans for an in-person symposium, but are also considering the possibility of a hybrid (i.e. combination of in-person and virtual) meeting (Learn more).

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.

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Support CCHPS

Help us provide more scholarships and outreach activities! If you would like to contribute to CCHPS scholarships and support CCHPS's various professional and public outreach activities, please consider a donation.

We are 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.