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Certification in Radiological Engineering and Health Physics

Radiological Engineering

The Certification in Radiological Engineering and Health Physics (REHP) is a workforce development program for practicing engineers who are seeking to increase their skills and knowledge in the field of radiological engineering and health physics. Developed by the Nuclear Engineering Program within the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, the 100% online, asynchronous certification includes three non-credit courses. Students must successfully complete all of these courses in order to obtain the certification. Students may progress through each course at their own pace but they must complete all of the course work within the seven week period. 

Advantages of this program

Busy professionals find this program meets their professional goals while providing a flexible learning experience. As a student in the program, you’ll enjoy:

  • All courses are delivered in 100% distance learning format and asyncronously.
  • Being taught by top faculty from The Ohio State University.
  • Courses that focus on the most important components of radiological engineering.
  • The option to take standalone courses for targeted learning or complete three courses to earn the certification.
  • Students select their own pace towards completion of the Certification.

What you can expect

The online delivery of each course is comprised of:

  • Instructional material equivalent to a one semester credit hour class.
  • Approximately 40 hours of class time per course that consists of 12-13 hours of recorded online instruction and 23-24 hours of additional out-of-class work (note - this is not the amount of time it will take a person to complete the course work).
  • All course lectures are recorded and available to you 24/7 through the university's Learning Management System called - Carmen. 
  • ​Course duration of approximately 7 weeks. See course pages for exact schedule.

Course Sequence and Pre-Requisites

A bachelor's degree in engineering or a related field is strongly recommended.

CREHP Courses and Registration Links

Students must complete all three courses below to earn the certification.

1. Radiation Physics and Applied Radiological Engineering
2. Radiation Dosimetry
3. Radiation Safety and Radiological Instrumentation


Ohio's TechCred Program gives businesses the chance to upskill employees. Businesses who submit applications (for approved programs) are reimbursed up to $2000 per credential, when current or prospective employees complete technology-focused credentials. Check with your employer to learn if they're willing to assist you with enrolling in the TechCred program and receiving funding to pay for the Radiological Engineering Certification. 

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