Grove Software also provides training for the MicroShield®, RadDecay®, and MicroSkyshine® software applications. We offer several types of training options, including public/open training sessions, private/company specific training as well as instructor led online/web-based training.

For more information on training including options, pricing, and availability, please contact us at questions@radiationsoftware.com

MicroShield® Expert Certification

Grove Software now provides MicroShield® Expert Certification. This certification will document your ability to perform radiological analyses, dose calculations, shield sensitivities, as well as source selection and time dependent predictions using the MicroShield® software. This certificate will verify your mastery of the MicroShield® software including model development, material selection, source term entry, selection of buildup factors and interpreting dose rate results.

Online Training (Instructor Based)

We offer MicroShield® Online training sessions periodically through the year. This three hour class provides the fundamentals of running a MicroShield® casefile, including model development, material selection, source term entry, and interpreting dose rate results. Class size is limited and enrollment is on a first come basis.  Private classes are also available.

Training Date Status Enrollment Form
MicroShield® Online
September 8, 2020 OPEN TBD
MicroShield® Online
October 13, 2020 OPEN TBD
MicroShield® Online
November 10, 2020 OPEN TBD
MicroShield® Online
December 8, 2020 OPEN TBD

Public Training Sessions

We offer public training sessions which was taught by a Grove Software instructor.  These classes have been given around the world and are schedules based on geographical demand. The current schedule for training includes:

Training Location Dates Status and Enrollment Form
MicroShield® Expert Richland, WA September 8-10, 2020 Open - MicroShield® Expert Training Form - Richland
MicroShield® Expert Santa Fe, NM September 29-October 1, 2020 Open - MicroShield® Expert Training Form - Santa Fe
MicroShield® Expert Manchester, UK October 13-16, 2020 Cancelled

Recently performed training classes include:

Training Location Date Performed Status
MicroShield®
Chalk River, ON
December 2019 Completed
MicroShield® Expert Richland, WA October 2019 Completed
MicroShield® Expert
Manchester, UK
September 2019 Completed
MicroShield® Argonne, IL April 2018 Completed
MicroShield® Rockville, Maryland September 2017 Completed
MicroShield® Manchester, UK June 2017 Completed
MicroShield® Bristol, UK June 2017 Completed
MicroShield® Bristol, UK May 2017 Completed

Private Training Sessions

We offer private, custom training sessions based on your users and background. One and two day training class options are available. The one day class will cover the fundamentals of radiation physics and the MicroShield® software including:

  1. Selecting the optimum geometry to conservatively perform the assessment.
  2. Selecting materials which provide a balance between as built conditions and data library relevance.
  3. How to input source terms in a variety of methods to conservatively model the radiation.
  4. Selecting the best build up material to provide.
  5. Performing dose assessment and shielding evaluations for exposures in air as well as absorbed doses and dose equivalents.

The two day class covers the fundamentals of fundamentals of radiation physics and the MicroShield® software and also includes detailed explanations of:

  1. Creating external sources, decaying sources, and importing sources using the External Source Tool.
  2. Creating and evaluating a custom material using the Custom Material Tool
  3. Discussion on perform source inference calculations using the Source Interference Tool
  4. Calculating the time dependent dose rate using the Exposure Rate Tool

More information on the one and two day MicroShield® training classes can be found here:

 MicroShield® Training Objectives – 1 day (PDF)

 MicroShield® Training Objectives – 2 days (PDF)