Certification Of Machines Emitting Radiation Details

Certification Of Machines Emitting Radiation

General Info - Statewide Certification

All radiation machines in Maryland, except those used in mammography, dental, and veterinary practices, must be certified as meeting State performance standards to ensure minimal health risk and optimal safety of anyone exposed to its radiation. Affected facilities include hospitals, clinics, industries, government facilities, and academic institutions that house operable x-ray machines. 

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    Approval time

  • $220.00 - $875.00

    Application cost

Obtaining the Certification

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

  1. Owners must have a State-licensed private inspector inspect the machine(s).

  2. The inspector certifies to the Department that the machine functions properly and that necessary repairs have been made if violations were cited.

  3. The Department issues a certification approval letter. A state sticker with a unique machine number plus suffix must be affixed to the machine.

Apply for the Certification

  • Online Application

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Certification Issuer - Information

Who issues the certification?

Maryland Department of Environment

Contact Information

Talya Langbaum

Email: Talya.Langbaum@maryland.gov

Tel: (410) 537-3193


Why the Certification is required?

To ensure minimal health risk and optimal safety of anyone exposed to radiation from certain types of equipment.

Legal Authority

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