Radiation Management

 

Industrial Radiographer Certification Exam

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, Radiation Management Section certifies individuals to practice industrial radiography within the State of Oklahoma. To become certified, individuals must meet the necessary requirements of classroom and on-the-job training, as well as successful completion of the required examinations.

Beginning October 2020, the examinations will be in a computer-based testing format at testing centers located throughout the United States. To register for an examination, please review the Registration Process Overview below and visit the following websites for more
information:

https://www.crcpd.org/page/I_R_Certification

https://home.pearsonvue.com/crcpd

 

Steps for Applying and Registering for your Computer Based Exam with Pearson VUE
1. Complete an Application
• Please submit your application to radcert@deq.ok.gov
• Use DEQ FORM #410-5-1    Application for Industrial Radiography Exam
*Please note that each applicant must provide a valid email address belonging to the applicant. Previously we have allowed for all applicants to use the email of Administrative Professionals and Radiation Safety Officers; however, we are unable to continue to do so. Applicants will receive an email from the testing center with instructions on how to create an account to schedule their exam.
• Once your application is approved (please allow up to 30 days for processing), you will
receive an Authorization to Test (ATT) letter from Pearson VUE. This letter will provide you
with:
o Your candidate ID
o The timeframe in which you are able to test (60 days from receipt of the letter)
o Instructions on how to register for the exam
o PLEASE NOTE – you should review your ATT letter to ensure that the First and Last name you registered with are exactly the same on the ID that you will be providing at the test center during check-in
2. Create an Account and Registration With Pearson VUE
• After receiving and reviewing your ATT, you will need to navigate to the Pearson VUE website at https://pearsonvue.com/crcpd and create a user account.
• You will be asked to provide your Candidate ID, found in your ATT letter and will need to enter your personal demographic information (name, address, phone, etc.)
• After you create your account, you will have the ability to schedule an appointment for the exam for which you are approved and select a date and time to test. Schedule an Exam Appointment
• After creating your account and registration with Pearson VUE, you can schedule your
exam online.
Please note that you can also contact Pearson VUE by phone at 866-377-0252
• When scheduling your exam, you can enter your address and search for the test centers closest to you. You can also view the appointment availability calendar for each site to determine a date and time of your choosing.
• One you have selected your location, date and time, you will proceed to pay for your exam appointment.
                 -Please note: if your employer will be paying for your exam, they may do so by purchasing a pre-paid voucher.
• You will receive an appointment confirmation notice from Pearson VUE once you have completed your transaction.
3. Exam Day – What To Expect
• Please arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled exam appointment
• You will be asked to present your ID (make sure your first and last name match what you provided when registering with Pearson VUE)
• You will have your photo taken and be asked to provide a digital signature
• You will be asked to lock up your belongings in the provided storage space. You will not be able to access your phone or any study materials for the duration of the exam
• The test administration at the site will take you into the testing room and provide you with a brief run-through of how the computer works and what to do if you need assistance during your exam
• At the conclusion of your exam, you will see your final result on the screen and will be provided with a printed score report to take home.
• To gain some familiarity with the test taking process, you can visit: https://home.pearsonvue.com/Testtakers/Resources.aspx for an introductory video on the process

 

4. VOUCHERS:
• If your employer will be paying for your exam, they may do so by purchasing a pre-paid voucher at https://wsr.pearsonvue.com/vouchers/pricelist/crcpd.asp.
5. After the Exam
• Please refer to Oklahoma Rules and Regulations for further information on obtaining your certification. You can find the rules here https://www.deq.ok.gov/wpcontent/uploads/deqmainresources/410.pdf. Rules specific to Industrial Radiography Certification are found under 252:410-5. Below are links to the forms needed.

DEQ FORM #410-5-2     Radiographer Qualifications

DEQ FORM #410-5-3     On-The-Job-Training Record

DEQ FORM #410-5-4    Request for Disability Accommodation

New Procedures for Obtaining Agency Issued Licenses/Certifications (Citizen Affidavit)

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Kristie Valtierra at 405.702.5222 or by email at Kristie.valtierra@deq.ok.gov.

 

 

 

Send applications to RadCert@deq.ok.gov

 

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