Information for the License:

X-ray Supervisor and Operator Certificate/Permit

Licensing Agency:

Agency or Department Name:  Department of Public Health
Board or Council Name:  Radiologic Health Branch
Division Name: Registration and Certification Section
Telephone:  (916) 327-5106
Agency Web Address:

License Description:
     (Always confirm this information with the licensing agency.)

Supervisor and Operator Certificates and Permits are issued to licentiates of the Healing Arts in the following fields:  Medical physicians and surgeons, osteopathic physicians and surgeons, podiatrists and chiropractors.


Radiology Supervisor and Operator Certificate
Fluoroscopy Supervisor and Operator Permit
Radiography Supervisor and Operator Permit
Dermatology Permit


Application Fee: 	 $ 127.00 per category
Renewal Fee:      	 $ 104.00 per category (two-year renewal period)


Radiology Supervisor and Operator Certificate:  

(1) Submission of required application form, non-refundable application fee and (2) Provide evidence of certification by the American Board of Radiology or the American Osteopathic Board of Radiology.  

Examination is not required for Radiology Supervisor and Operator applicants that meet the above criteria.

Supervisor and Operator Permits:

(1) Submission of required application form, non-refundable application fee and (2) Provide evidence of one of the following valid California healing arts licenses:  (a) Physician and surgeon, (b) Osteopathic physician and surgeon, (c) Podiatrist or (d) Chiropractor.

Candidates must pass CDPH-RHB approved examinations in the category for which the application was submitted as well as radiation protection and safety.  


Examinations are administered by ARRT on behalf of CDPH-RHB.  ARRT determines examination fees.  PearsonVue Testing Centers are located throughout the United States.  


California Code of Regulations, Title 17 (17 CCR), sections 30460-30468.
Health and Safety Code (HSC), section 114870(e).