Industrial radiographers perform or personally supervise industrial radiographic operations. Industrial radiography is a non-destructive testing method using ionizing radiation, such as gamma rays or x-rays, to make radiographic images for the purpose of detecting flaws in objects without destroying them. The radiographer is also responsible for ensuring compliance with the requirements of the Iowa Rules and all license or registration conditions.
Code Citation Code of Iowa 641, Chapter 45
Who Applies Any individual wishing to perform industrial radiography in the State of Iowa.
When To Apply Before industrial radiography activity begins.
Initial Requirements This occupation has three levels of radiographers: 1) radiographer trainees (trainee requirements described in IAC 641-45.1(10)\"a\") 2) radiographers (radiographer requirements described in IAC 641-45.1(10)\"b\"), and 3) radiographer trainers (trainer requirements described in IAC 641-45.1(10)\"c\"). Each individual must complete an agency-approved training program that includes on-the-job training.
Duration Trainee - 2 years. Radiographer - 5 years. Trainer - up to 5 years.
Processing Time Approximately 60 Days.
Fee Structure Trainer Card: $120 Trainee Card: $120
Renewal Requirements Radiographers are required to re-certify every 5 years. Through their place of employment, individuals must take refresher courses annually regarding material hazards and safe operation of equipment, but there is no set number of hours required for re-certification.
Exam Radiographers and radiographer trainers must also complete an examination administered by a certifying entity for the purpose of determining qualification. Upon successful completion of the training and testing, the radiographer will receive written approval from the certifying entity stating that the individual has satisfactorily met certain radiation safety, testing, and experience criteria, and an ID card will be issued which the radiographer must have in his or her possession at all times that he or she is performing radiography. The examination must be taken every five years to renew the radiographer\'s certification.
Additional Information IAC 641-45.1(10)\"j\" describes the Agency\'s reciprocal recognition of an individual\'s radiographer certification by a certifying entity.