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The Radiologic Health Branch (RHB) adopted regulations that set out the requirements for the certification of individuals performing industrial radioagraphy using radioactive material and X-ray machines.  The requirements took effect May 11, 2008 and had provided a provisional certification pathway.  However, that pathway has expired and is not conducting examinations.  Individuals performing industrial radiography must meet the requirements specified in title 17, California Code of Regulations section 30335.3 as follows:

 § 30335.3. Reciprocal Recognition.

(a) Individuals certified by one of the entities listed in subsection (b) for the specified category need not possess a Department issued radiographer certificate provided:
(1) The individual's certification is current and valid;
(2) No escalated enforcement action is pending with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the certifying entity or any other state; and
(3) The certification identification card issued by the certifying entity is in the possession of the individual during radiographic operations within the jurisdiction of the Department in which the individual participates.
(b) The following certifying entities are recognized for compliance with subsection (a) in the:
(1) Category of radioactive materials by the:
(A) State of Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, or Texas; or
(B) American Society of Nondestructive Testing, Inc. in Industrial Radiography Radiation Safety Personnel Certification;
(2) Category of radiation machines by the:
(A) State of Alabama, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, North Dakota, or Texas; or
(B) American Society of Nondestructive Testing, Inc. in Industrial Radiography Radiation Safety Personnel Certification; or
(3) Combination category (radioactive materials and radiation machines) by the:
(A) State of Alabama, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, North Dakota, or Texas; or
(B) American Society of Nondestructive Testing, Inc. in Industrial Radiography Radiation Safety Personnel Certification.
(c) Reciprocal recognition granted pursuant to this section may be revoked, suspended, amended or restricted for any of the following:
(1) Failure to maintain the certification upon which the reciprocal recognition was granted;
(2) Violation of any provision of the Act, any regulation promulgated pursuant to the Act, or any order of the Department;
(3) Incompetence or gross negligence in performing radiographic operations; or
(4) Exposing any individual to radiation with the intent to harm that individual.



 
 
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