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Compliance testing, servicing and calibration

The compliance testing, servicing and calibration industries use radiation sources for range of purposes, which include:

  • testing radiation sources for compliance with safety standards
  • servicing or calibrating radiation sources to ensure the equipment operates safely.

The use of radiation sources to carry out a radiation practice is regulated under the Radiation Safety Act 1999 to minimise the risks associated with radiation. This includes radiation sources used for compliance testing, servicing or calibration purposes.

Who needs this licence?

You will need this licence if you seek to use a radiation source for compliance testing, servicing or calibration.

People using radiation sources for these purposes are usually service technicians.

Apply for a compliance testing, servicing or calibration Use Licence

Application for a licence to use a radiation source (PDF 964 kB)

Use this form if you are a medical physicist or service technician seeking a licence to perform compliance testing, servicing or calibration.

Your application will need to include:

Licence duration

A Use Licence can be for 1, 2 or 3 years.

Renewal applications can be made 60 days before your licence expires. You will be sent a reminder and renewal application form before your licence expires.


You will need to pay a licence fee. If you do not hold a current licence you will also need to pay an application fee.

See Schedule of fees to determine the fee you will need to pay.

Comply with radiation safety procedures

People using radiation sources during maintenance, repair, commissioning or for compliance testing activities are required to comply with radiation safety procedures:

Radiation safety procedures during maintenance, repair, commissioning, or compliance testing activities (PDF 36 kB).

These procedures will assist in minimising radiation doses to staff while you conduct compliance testing, servicing or calibration services.

The radiation safety procedures include:

  • providing personal protective equipment
  • using radiation monitoring equipment
  • monitoring personal radiation exposure
  • complying with working procedures
  • keeping records—personal monitoring and calibration certificates
  • following emergency procedures.
Last updated: 4 December 2020