Radiography Certification

We will no longer be hosting exams at our current location.  We will now be using Pearson Vue as our testing facility.  Pearson Vue has over 20,000 testing centers in 180 countries.  This will increase the availability for testing dates. Please continue to send in applications and fees via the current process to GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES, RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS PROGRAM, 4244 INTERNATIONAL PARKWAY, SUITE 120, ATLANTA, GEORGIA, 30354.  Applications will continue to be processed as they have been in the past.  Once the applications have been approved, Pearson Vue will contact the applicant to make arrangements for a testing date.  A link with information about Pearson Vue will be posted on our website early October 2020.  Applications will soon start being accepted monthly instead of quarterly.  Please continue to check our website for updates and new due dates for applications.

COVID-19 Temporary accommodations and extensions relating to renewals/recertifications will be provided for select State of Georgia Industrial Radiographer Cardholders. Currently, the accommodations are:

  • A 6-month extension for Industrial Radiographer cardholders who have certifications that expire from March 30, 2020 to September 30, 2020. This 6-month extension is applied to the current expiry date listed on your certification card.  If there are any questions or concerns please e-mail
  • Download this pdf file.Extension letter for cardholders

Attached is the  Download this pdf file.examination application form . You may make copies of the blank application as necessary. Only applications with the original signature of the applicant will be accepted. Faxed applications will be accepted, provided that the signed original application follows in the mail. If you have a disability that requires an appropriate accommodation to take the examination, please complete and submit the form, "Request for Disability Accommodation".

You must submit the examination fee with your application. Make your check or money order payable to the Radioactive Materials Program, and send both the fee and application (including supporting documentation), with the original signature of the applicant, to the address at the top of the application. If you do not submit the fee or the supporting documentation, your application will not be processed.

The deadline for submitting your application depends on the date you choose to take the examination. These deadlines allow us time to process your application and to notify you of your assigned examination date. You may submit your application as early as you wish for any of the scheduled examination dates.

Since space is limited for each examination, the dates will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis as we receive the applications. Every effort will be made to honor your first choice. We will send you a confirmation letter verifying your assigned examination date, and a map, address, and telephone number of the examination location.

If you are unable to take the examination on the assigned date, please notify us as soon as possible. This will allow us a chance to offer another person an opportunity to take your place. If you fail to notify us at least 14 days prior to the examination date, you will forfeit your examination fee and have to resubmit a new application, two new examination date choices, and a new examination fee.

The radioactive materials exam is the only exam offered by this Department. The three-hour examination consists of 125 multiple choice questions with four possible choices, one of which is correct. One hundred (100) of the questions count toward a passing score. The remaining 25 questions are presented for the purpose of validating new questions. The examination covers only the topics outlined in the Department Rule 391-3-17-.04(16)(g). The following resource has been used in developing each examination and may be used for study purposes:

Industrial Radiography Certification Exam Study Guide

Please arrive early enough to allow sufficient time to complete the registration, which involves checking photo IDs. All examinations will begin after the registration is completed. If an individual arrives after the examination begins, they will only be allowed to take the test with the same amount of time that remains for the other individuals that have already begun to take the test.

Any individual observed by a proctor to be compromising the integrity of the examination will be required to surrender the examination booklet, the answer sheet, and all scratch paper. Such individual will not be allowed to complete the examination, will forfeit the examination fee, and will leave the examination site to avoid disturbing other examinees. Such individual must wait 90 days before taking a new examination, and must submit a new application and $125.00 non-refundable examination fee.

On the day of the examination, please bring a photo ID (e.g., driver's license), #2 pencils, and a calculator. Calculators or computers with preprogrammed data or formulas, including exposure calculators, are not permitted.

If you have any questions, please contact the Radioactive Materials Program.