Accreditation as a Consulting Radiation Expert - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this accreditation if you intend to act as a Consulting Radiation Expert (CRE). A CRE assesses the activities of Radiation Management Licence holders to ensure they are compliant with the conditions of their licences. This accreditation will allow you to:

  • Provide advice relating to the design of premises in relation to radiation safety requirements;
  • Assess plans for premises on which regulated radioactive material is kept or used;
  • Assess regulated radioactive material and the premises at which it is kept or used; and
  • Assess the integrity of any shielding of premises at which regulated radioactive material is kept or used.

The Agency is currently only issuing accreditations for CRE's to assess diagnostic imaging apparatus and sealed source devices.

Depending on your qualifications and the conditions of accreditation, you may be accredited to assess mammography, general diagnostic or dental apparatus. General diagnostic imaging accreditation includes medical, veterinary and chiropractic radiography, fluoroscopy, and computed tomography and bone mineral densitometry.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this accreditation you must:

  • Submit the appropriate form and pay the prescribed fee;
  • Provide all the information requested by the Agency;
  • Be considered fit and proper for the purposes of the accreditation; and
  • Provide evidence that you have obtained the qualifications or expertise necessary to properly carry out the activities to be authorised by the accreditation. Please refer to the attached document for details on the criteria you must meet.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.



12 months.



Complex applications may attract an extra fee of $215.

Approval time

If you can demonstrate that you meet the necessary criteria and have provided all required documentation and the application fee, you will usually have your application approved within seven working days.

Administering agency

Department of Planning and Environment
NSW Environment Protection Authority

Act(s) name

Radiation Control Act 1990 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Radiation Control Regulation 2013 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Licensing Team, Hazardous Materials, Chemicals and Radiation Section
Department of Planning and Environment
NSW Environment Protection Authority

Mailing address:
Sydney South, New South Wales 1232


02 9995 5959


13 15 55


02 9995 6603

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