Radioactive Materials License Details

Radioactive Materials License

General Info - Statewide License

Persons who intend to possess or use radioactive materials of certain quantities and types and establish a facility in Maryland must be licensed by the State to ensure that these materials are used properly and safely by qualified persons who have sufficient knowledge and training.

Examples of such materials include radioactive isotopes of elements that occur naturally (radium-226), are produced by an accelerator (fluorine- 18), or are generated as a by-product of a nuclear reactor (cobalt-60). Industrial radiographers, hospitals, nuclear pharmacies, medical offices, radioactive source manufacturers, construction companies, laboratories (research and medical) and radiation consultants are among those who may require this license. 

  • Valid for 7 years

    Revised 06/28/2019

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    Approval time

  • $504.0 - $15,800.0

    Application cost

Obtaining the License

Ready to get your license? - Steps, Requirements, and Documents

  1. Must fill out the application and provide all supporting documents.

Apply for the License

Ready to apply?

Maintaining Your License

Renewal and maintenance - Valid for 7 years

Maintaining your License (aka Related forms/requirements to maintain License/stay in good standing)

  1. Must follow the process for legal termination of a Radioactive Materials License.


License Issuer - Information

Who issues the license?

Maryland Department of Environment

Contact Information

Alan Jacobson


Tel: (410) 537-3301

Legal Authority

What laws and regulations give Maryland Department of Environment the legal authority to issue this approval?

FEDERAL: Section 274b. of the Atomic Energy Act, which gives Maryland full regulatory authority over radioactive materials users in the State.

STATE: Environment Article, Title 8, Subtitles 1 and 3; COMAR