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. 

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    Approval time

  • $504.00 - $15,800.00

    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

  • Online Application

    Complete the form

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  • Download form

    Download the application .PDF file

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Maintaining Your License

Renewal and maintenance -

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

Atnatiwos Meshesha


Tel: (410) 537-3300

Legal Authority

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