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

MicroShield® Expert Certification

Grove Software has just created the first MicroShield® Expert Certification. This certification will prove your ability to perform radiological analyses, dose calculations, shield sensitivities, as well as source inferences and time dependent predictions using the MicroShield® software. This certificate will document 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 a monthly MicroShield® Online training session. This class will provide 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.

Training Date Status Enrollment Form
MicroShield® Online
November 12, 2019 Full  
MicroShield® Online
December 10, 2019 Open
MicroShield® Online Training Form

Public Training Sessions

We have offered public training sessions around the world and schedule sessions based on geographical demand. The current schedule for training includes:

Software Location Upcoming Dates Status
None scheduled at this time      

Recently performed training classes include:

Software Location Date Performed Status
MicroShield® Richland, WA October 2019 Completed
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
MicroShield® Oak Harbor, OH October 2016 Completed
MicroShield® Ontario, Canada January 2016 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)