Radiography Certification

Georgia’s industrial radiographer exam program has changed and we will no longer be hosting exams at our current location.  Exams are now administered by a computer-based company named Pearson Vue. Pearson Vue has over 20,000 testing facilities and this will increase the availability for testing dates. Applications and fees will continue to be processed as they have been in the past.  Once the applications have been approved, Pearson Vue will contact the examinee via e-mail to make arrangements for a testing date.

2021 Industrial Radiography Examination Schedule and Deadlines

Application Submission Deadline Examination Month
January 15 February
February 16 March
March 22 April
April 19 May
May 17 June
June 21 July
July 19 August
August 23 September
September 20 October
October 18 November
November 22 December



  • Increased availability for testing dates
  • Each applicant will have 2 months after the e-mail from Pearson Vue to schedule his/her exam
  • Convenient locations available
  • Applicant will know his/her score immediately after exam completion

How to Apply:

  • Use the application form provided, make copies of the blank application if needed. Only applications with the original signature of the applicant will be accepted. ( Download this pdf file. examination application form )
  • Include the $125.00 examination fee with completed application. Make checks payable to: Radioactive Materials Program
  • Include all supporting documentation (see certification requirements below)
  • Mail application, exam fee, and paperwork to:
    Georgia Department of Natural Resources,
    Radioactive Materials Program
    4244 International Parkway,
     Suite 120,
    Atlanta, Georgia, 30354

Certification Requirements:

Industrial radiography certification identification (ID) cards will be distributed to individuals who successfully complete the requirements below:

  • Complete a radiation safety course accepted by Georgia, another Agreement State, or the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission that consists of at least 40 hours.
  • Document on-the-job training (OJT) as a radiographer's assistant, supervised and signed by one or more radiographers, which includes 320 hours of active participation in radioactive material operations.
  • Take and pass an industrial radiographer certification examination administered by an approved, independent certifying organization or certifying state.

Once the above requirements are met, the individual will receive a certification ID card that is valid for 5 years. The ID card authorizes the individual to perform industrial radiography with radioactive material. At the end of the 5-year period, the individual retest in order to renew the certification.

Industrial Radiography Certification Exam Study Guide

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