On-site Training

Some training can only be done at the Fermilab site.

We STRONGLY advise arranging for this training well in advance of the scheduled beam running. It will also help to read all of the reference materials associated with each class ahead of time. Training that can be done ahead of time should be done before arriving on site. See Training for more information.

Everyone entering the beam area will need:

  • Radworker: If you anticipate making accesses into a secured beamline (likely), then you will need Radiation Worker Training. You must be over 18 years of age. A Radiation Monitoring Badge can be obtained by filling out the information at the website https://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/tld_requests.html, then picking up the badge in the Communications Center on the ground floor of Wilson Hall (next to the ID Office). The spokesperson or an FTBF manager can sign for any permissions on these forms.
    • You must take the 1.5 hour online Classroom course every two years.
    • You must also take the 2-hour Practical Factors class in person every two years. Schedule this as early as possible.
  • Controlled Access: radiological workers who require entrance to enclosures under controlled access conditions will also need Controlled Access training available at the Class Page. This course must be retaken yearly.


**Note: If you are just coming to install equipment or just be in the control room, and do not need to enter the enclosure during beam running, you might not need all the training. 

At least one person will need:

  • CAL: Each primary experiment in the MT6 or MC7 areas will need at least one person trained as a Controlled Access Leader (CAL) to coordinate all aspects of a controlled access. They will be specifically trained by one of the FTBF managers in person to ensure they understand the specific procedures for accessing the beamline areas. These leaders are the only ones allowed to call the Main Control Room (MCR) and request a controlled access. Documentation on this training can be found in PPD 033 – Controlled Access At Fermilab Test Beam Facility. A list of trained CALs will have to be submitted by the FTBF coordinator to the Operations Department before the experiment can call for a Search & Secure. For the M03 area, the FTBF coordinator will serve as the CAL since accessing this area requires disabling beam to MT6 and MC7 areas.