United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Industrial Radiography Licensee Toolkit

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The NRC's regulations are found in Chapter I of Title 10, "Energy," of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Chapter I is divided into Parts 1 through 199. The following parts contain the requirements most relevant to radiography licensing and possession.

  • Part 30 – Rules of General Applicability to Domestic Licensing of Byproduct Material
  • Part 34 – Licenses for Industrial Radiography and radiation safety requirements for industrial radiographic operations

See also the Medical, Industrial, Academic Uses of Nuclear Materials Regulations, Guidance, and Communications page.

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Consolidated materials guidance is published in "Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses" (NUREG-1556).

  • Volume 2, Program-Specific Guidance About Industrial Radiography Licenses
  • Volume 19, Guidance for Agreement State Licensees About NRC Form 241 "Report of Proposed Activities in Non-Agreement States, Areas of Exclusive Federal Jurisdiction, or Offshore Waters" and Guidance for NRC Licensees Proposing To Work in Agreement State Jurisdiction (Reciprocity)

Regulatory guides are issued in 10 divisions and are intended to aid licensees in implementing regulations. For a specific list of the most applicable guides in Division 8, Occupational Health, see the Medical, Industrial, and Academic Uses of Nuclear Materials Regulations, Guidance, and Communications page.

Web (HTML) versions of some regulatory guides are available for viewing or downloading at this site. In the index for each division of guides, the number of each guide available at this site is underscored. All active final and draft guides are also available in NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS).

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Reference Documents

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Inspection Procedures

NRC's regional offices (Region I - Northeast, Region II - Southeast, Region III - Midwest, and Region IV - West/Southwest) conduct typically unannounced, periodic inspection of licensed activities using guidance from Inspection Manual, Chapter 2800. The frequency of inspection is based on the hazard of materials used. The following Inspection Procedures (IPs) address inspections directly related to industrial radiography.

  • IP 87121 - Industrial Radiography Programs

For additional references, see the Medical, Industrial, Academic Uses of Nuclear Materials Inspection page.

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License Types

NRC assigns a five-digit code to each license to designate the major activity or principal use authorized in the license. NRC uses approximately 100 program codes to classify the thousands of active licenses. To learn more about this license category and the associated fee and inspection categories, see "Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses: Guidance About Administrative Licensing Procedures" (NUREG-1556, Vol. 20, Appendix G: LTS Program Code Descriptions). Use this information to find the fee you will pay in the schedules in 10 CFR Part 170 and 10 CFR Part 171.

Program Codes Used in Industrial Radiography Licensing and Inspection Programs

License Title License Code
Industrial Radiography Fixed Location 03310
Industrial Radiography Temporary Job Sites 03320

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Industrial radiography license applicants are required to pay a fee to the NRC upon application for a new license and are required to pay an annual license fee to the NRC thereafter. These fees are explained in our Materials Fee Billing Handbook. Refer to the schedule of materials fees for the fees required for each category of license and each type of fee.

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The following forms are to be used by all industrial radiography licensees:

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Page Last Reviewed/Updated Thursday, March 26, 2015