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Certification Requirements - Industrial Radiographer Certification

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The Radiation Control Program issues industrial radiography certification identification (ID) cards to individuals who successfully complete and document on appropriate forms the following:

  • Complete a radiation safety course accepted by Texas, another Agreement State, or the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission that consists of at least 40 hours on the subjects in 25 TAC §289.255(x)(1).

  • View the list of Accepted Radiation Safety Training Courses (PDF, 66KB). The list is useful to verify previous training documentation for new radiography employees. A completed RC 255-E, Trainee Qualification Form (PDF, 27KB) must be submitted for trainee status.

  • Document on-the-job training (OJT) as a trainee supervised by one or more radiographer trainers authorized on a Texas license or certificate of registration.

  • A completed RC 255-R, Radiographer Qualification - OJT (Hours) Form (PDF, 66KB) must be submitted for radiographer status. OJT hours do not include safety meetings, film interpretation, darkroom activities, travel, classroom training, or use of cabinet x-ray systems

  • NOTE: One year of industrial radiography experience using radioactive material and/or x-ray machines with a company outside of Texas may be substituted for the OJT hours. Complete and submit RC 255-OS, Radiographer Qualification - OJT (Years) (PDF, 35KB) for radiographer status.

  • Pass the appropriate Radiation Control Program accepted written examination. Exam information.

Trainer Qualifications

Radiographer trainers personally supervise trainees during on-the-job training. Documentation of one year experience as a certified radiographer must be submitted on RC 255-T, Trainer Qualification Form (PDF, 65KB) to be qualified as a trainer.


Contacts for Industrial Radiographer Certification

Please see the Industrial Radiographers Contact Information page for detailed contact information regarding examinations, ID cards, re-certification, and qualifications.

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Last updated January 28, 2016