Third Party Accreditation as a Compliance Tester of Diagnostic X-ray Apparatus - South Australia

Service summary

The Third Party Certification (TPC) program was established by the EPA to enable compliance testing of diagnostic X-ray apparatus by independent and accredited testers. For each apparatus tested, the accredited person will be required to provide the EPA with a compliance statement and the owner with a test report.

If you wish to become accredited to perform compliance testing in South Australia, you will need to submit an application to the EPA.

All compliance testers must have a licence to operate an ionising radiation apparatus. Persons applying for accreditation who already have such a licence need not submit another licence application (for a licence to operate an ionising radiation apparatus) but will still need to submit an application for accreditation.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

A compliance tester must have knowledge in areas of radiation physics, radiation safety, quality assurance methodologies, test instrumentation, and skills in the operation of diagnostic X-ray and/or radiotherapy X-ray apparatus.


Annual Renewal.


2017/18 Fees
Tester - Application fee $253, Annual fee $58.50
Shield Verifier - Application fee $187, Annual fee $58.50
Tester and Shield Verifier - Application fee $318, Annual fee $58.50.

Cheque or credit card (VISA, Mastercard, Bankcard of AMEX).

Additional information

For shielding verifier, the applicant must pass a practical assessment and an examination on shielding of medical X-ray facilities. For tester, the applicant must demonstrate the capability of testing dental or medical X-ray apparatus to the satisfaction of the Minister (EPA). Teaters must also hold a current licence to operate ionising radiation apparatus.

Administering agency

Environment Protection Authority
Radiation Protection Branch

Act(s) name

Radiation Protection & Control Act 1982 (South Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Radiation Protection & Control (Ionising Radiation) Regulations 2015 (South Australia)

Contact details

Radiation Licensing Officer

Operating address:
GPO Box 2607
Adelaide SA 5001





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