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Radioactive Materials Branch
Reciprocal Licensing Guidance
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Reciprocal Recognition of Agreement State or NRC Licenses

To apply for reciprocity, the following information MUST be submitted to the agency for review:


A letter requesting reciprocity (include any previous N.C. Reciprocal License number if this is a re-application for reciprocity)


The most current copy of your radioactive materials license;


Training verification for all users of radioactive material for those users not listed on your license;


Certificate of Authority to transact business in North Carolina.  This is available through the Corporate Information Section of the N. C. Secretary of State's Office (call 919.807.2225 or visit their website)




A SEPARATE certified check or money order (made payable to the Radiation Protection Section) in the amount listed below for the category of license you currently hold in YOUR state:


Reciprocal License Fee Table


Full Fee

One half fee


(if applying BEFORE July 1)

(if applying AFTER July 1)




Industrial Radiography (field use):

See fee list found here 15A NCAC 11 .1106


Portable Gauges (includes moisture/density gauges, XRF devices, etc.)



Medical Use of radioactive material (non-mobile)



Mobile Nuclear Medicine (includes one location)
   Additional fee for each additional location of use



Well Logging



Service and Consultant



Gas Chromatographs









For OVERNIGHT DELIVERY, send information to: 5505 Creedmoor Road, Suite 100, Raleigh  NC  27612

For STANDARD POST delivery, send information to: 1645 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC  27699-1645



If your proposed licensed activities do not match one of the categories above, please call or leave a message for the Reciprocity Licensing Coordinator at 919.814.2306



Once reciprocity has been granted, you MUST notify the agency at least THREE (3) DAYS before entering the state to perform work. 





If you do not see your category listed here, refer to 15A NCAC 11 .1106, which contains the fee rule.


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Description of Guide(s)/Form(s)
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North Carolina Regulations for Protection Against Radiation

Radiographic and Reciprocity Location report

Agency form "Notice to Employees" (NOTE:  8" by 14" LANDSCAPE FORMAT)

Notice to Employees (EN ESPAOL)  (NOTE:  8" by 14" LANDSCAPE FORMAT)

Emergency Information

NRC Part 37 Rules


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Last Modified:  15 June 2018


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