Industrial Radiographer Safety Examination

Dave Stradinger, Environmental Scientist
Karen Deibert, Environmental Scientist
Dale Patrick, MS, Manager

Phone: 701.328.5188
Fax: 701.328.5185
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Through an agreement with the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors and in association with the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT), the North Dakota Department of Health is authorized to administer an approved industrial radiographer safety/certification exam. These examinations must be successfully completed at least every five (5) years to maintain certification.


The North Dakota Radiological Health Rules require all persons acting as industrial radiographers in North Dakota to meet certain training and experience requirements as well as successful completion of a certification examination administered by an approved certifying entity as mentioned above.

In addition to an industrial radiographer safety examination, certain other criteria must be met before a North Dakota Industrial Radiographer identification card can be issued to any individual. These additional requirements include:

  1. Documentation of radiographer trainee training requirements in Chapter 33-10-05.1 [10CFR 34.43(a) and (b)] of the North Dakota Radiological Health Rules.
  2. Documentation of radiographer on-the-job training and demonstration of competence requirements in Chapter 33-10-05.1 [10CFR 34.43(c)] of the North Dakota Radiological Health Rules.

Schedule & Applications

The North Dakota Radiation Control Program offers the exam periodically as applications are approved by the ASNT.  Applications, qualification requirements, and examination information is available on the ASNT website .

If you have any questions regarding the Industial Radiography exam, please contact:

Dave Stradinger, Environmental Scientist
Radiation Control Program
Division of Air Quality
918 East Divide Avenue, 2nd  Floor
Bismarck, ND 58501-1947


Taking the Exam - Getting Results

The exams are held in Bismarck, North Dakota at either the Environmental Training Center located at 2639 East Main Avenue or at the Gold Seal Center at 918 East Divide Avenue, 2nd Floor. The duration of the exam is three hours and you should plan to arrive at the test site at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time for sign-in and instructions.

On the day of the examination, please bring the following:

  • A copy of your ASNT approval letter.
  • A current photo ID, such as a valid driver's license
  • Pencils, either No. 2 pencils or mechanical pencils with soft lead
  • Extra erasures
  • A basic calculator (no programmable calculators or exposure calculators are permitted)

Upon completion of the exam, expect your results to be available within 4-6 weeks.

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