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Industrial X-Ray Machine Registration and X-Ray Services

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New Registration for Industrial Radiation Machines

To obtain a new registration for industrial radiation machines, submit required forms with appropriate fee and Radiation Safety Officer qualifications.

Required Forms

Complete and submit RC 226-3 and 226-1 for all new certificates of registration.

Forms required for a new registration of industrial radiation machines
Form Number Form Title
RC 226-3 Registration Application for Industrial Radiation Machines (PDF, 32KB)
Instructions for RC 226-3 Registration Application (PDF, 508KB)
RC 226-1 Business Information Form (PDF, 24KB)

Fee Schedule

Required fees for new certificates of registration for industrial radiation machines
Registration Type Fee
Minimal Threat Machines $290
Other Industrial Machines $670
Fixed IR Machines $1,960
Portable IR Machines $3,280
Reciprocity Applicable category

For registration and radiation safety requirements for industrial radiation machines see 25 TAC §289.226 and 25 TAC §289.228.


Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) Qualifications

Required forms for submitting RSO qualifications
Registration Type Form Number Form Title
Minimal Threat Machines
Other Industrial Machines
RC 42-4 Industrial X-Ray-RSO Qualifications (PDF, 198KB)
Fixed IR Machines
Portable IR Machines
RC 42-5 Industrial X-Ray RSO Qualifications IR-NDT (PDF, 190KB)
Reciprocity N/A See the reciprocity page for detailed information.

New Registration for Radiation Services

Radiation services include but are not limited to: Assemble/Install/Repair, Demonstrate and/or Sell, Consultant (LMP), Provide Equipment (rentals), and 40 hour Agency Accepted Training Course.

To obtain a new registration for X-ray radiation machine services, submit the appropriate forms with $290 and Radiation Safety Officer qualifications.


Required Forms

Complete and submit RC 226-5 and 226-1.

Forms required for a new registration of radiation services
Form Number Form Title
RC 226-5 Registration Application for Radiation Machine Services (PDF, 320KB)
Instructions for RC 226-5 Registration Application (PDF, 453KB)
RC 226-1 Business Information Form (PDF, 24KB)
See the business registration page for more detailed information.

Include RSO resume, transcript, bio, or documentation of experience.

For registration and radiation safety requirements for radiation machine services see 25 TAC §289.226.

Out of state service companies are required to provide a 3 day notice of work in Texas. For an example notice see X-Ray Services Notice of Intent to Work in The State of Texas (PDF, 101KB).


Biennial Fees for X-Ray Registration

Biennial fees must be paid every two years in order to continue operating X-ray devices. The fee covers all direct and indirect costs associated with licensing a company or individual.

For detailed information on biennial fees and payment methods accepted, see Biennial Fees for X-Ray Registration.


Registration Technical Renewal

To obtain an 8 year technical renewal, complete and submit the appropriate form below (RC 226-3 or RC 226-5) along with RC 226-1.

The agency will mail a renewal application within 45 days prior to the expiration date.

Application Forms Required for Technical Renewal of a Certificate of Registration
Renewal Type Form Number Form Title
X-Ray Machines RC 226-3 Registration Application for Industrial Radiation Machines (PDF, 32KB)
One for each site
X-Ray Services RC 226-5 Registration Application for Radiation Machine Services (PDF, 320KB)
One for each site
X-Ray Machines
and Services
RC 226-1 Business Information Form (PDF, 24KB)
See the business registration page for more detailed information.

Reciprocal Recognition

To obtain a new registration for X-ray reciprocity, submit required forms with appropriate fee and additional information listed on the reciprocity requirements page. Reciprocity registrants are required to provide a 3-day notice of work in Texas. Reciprocity will not be granted to out-of-state service companies.


Registration Amendments

For a registration amendment, complete and submit the appropriate form below within 30 days:

Application forms required for amending a certificate of registration
Amendment Type Form Number Form Title
X-Ray Machines RC 226-3 Registration Application for Industrial Radiation Machines (PDF, 32KB)
Instructions for RC 226-3 Registration Application (PDF, 508KB)
X-Ray Services RC 226-5 Registration Application for Radiation Machine Services (PDF, 320KB)
Instructions for RC 226-5 Registration Application (PDF, 453KB)

Change of Company Name and/or Ownership

For company name change or change of ownership, complete and submit the appropriate form below (RC 226-3 or RC 226-5) along with RC 226-1:

Application Forms Required for Change of Company Name and/or Ownership
Renewal Type Form Number Form Title
X-Ray Machines RC 226-3 Registration Application for Industrial Radiation Machines (PDF, 32KB)
One for each site
X-Ray Services RC 226-5 Registration Application for Radiation Machine Services (PDF, 320KB)
One for each site
X-Ray Machines
and Services
RC 226-1 Business Information Form (PDF, 24KB)
See the business registration page for more detailed information.

NOTE: Some circumstances involving a change of name or ownership may require a new certificate of registration. See Regulatory Guide 8.2: Guidelines for Issuing Certificates of Registration Due to a Change in Name and/or Ownership (PDF, 27KB) to determine if a new certificate of registration is required.


Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) Changes

RSO Change for Industrial Radiation Machines

Complete and submit RC form 226-3 and completed RC 42-4 or RC 42-5 form.

Applications Forms Required for Industrial Radiation Machines RSO Change
Document Number Title
RC 226-3 Registration Application for Industrial Radiation Machines (PDF, 32KB)
Instructions for RC 226-3 Registration Application (PDF, 508KB)
RC 42-5 Industrial Radiography (IR/NDT) Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) Form (PDF, 40KB)
RC 42-4 Industrial Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) Form (PDF, 558KB)

RSO Change for X-Ray Radiation Services

Submit completed form RC 226-5 and add new RSO resume, transcript, bio, or documentation of experience.

Applications Forms Required for X-Ray Radiation Services RSO Change
Document Number Title
RC 226-5 Registration Application for Radiation Machine Services (PDF, 320KB)
Instructions for RC 226-5 Registration Application (PDF, 453KB)

Other Registration Amendments

For other registration amendments, submit completed RC 226-3 or RC 226-1

Applications Forms Required for Other Registration Amendments
Document Number Title
RC 226-3 Registration Application for Industrial Radiation Machines (PDF, 32KB)
Instructions for RC 226-3 Registration Application (PDF, 508KB)
RC 226-1 Business Information Form - Registration (PDF, 24KB)

Industrial Accelerator Information

For industrial accelerator information and/or questions see 25 TAC §289.229 and contact Karen Verser at (512) 834-6688 ext. 2233 or Elisabeth Gerber at (512) 834-6688 ext. 2248.


Terminating a Registration

For a registration termination, submit completed RC 17R, Request for Registration Termination (PDF, 24KB) with appropriate signature.

Radiation Machine Data section should be left blank for X-ray service companies.


Contact Information

For New Applications

Texas Department of State Health Services
Radiation Safety Licensing Branch
Mail Code 2003
P. O. Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347

For Other Correspondence

Texas Department of State Health Services
Radiation Safety Licensing Branch
Mail Code 2835
P. O. Box 149347
Austin, Texas 78714-9347

Telephone: Karen Verser at (512) 834-6688 ext. 2233 or Elisabeth Gerber at (512) 834-6688 ext. 2248
Fax: (512) 834-6716 or (512) 834-6717
Email: Karen.Verser@dshs.state.tx.us or Elisabeth.Gerber@dshs.state.tx.us


Additional Information

For addition information see Industrial X-Ray Frequently Asked Questions – FAQs

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Last updated January 29, 2016