Exposure device operator candidates
Looking to become a certified exposure device operator (EDO)?
The CSA Group's document CSA PCP-09 Certified Exposure Device Operator Personnel Certification Guide is the official guide for Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) EDO certification and renewal of certification.
The CNSC recently updated the application forms for EDO certification.
How to apply for EDO certification
Submit the following information to apply for certification as an EDO:
- A completed CNSC application form for certification as an EDO (FORM-EDO-I)
- The application fee of $1,040.36 (as of April 1, 2021), payable by credit card, or cheque or money order made payable to the Receiver General for Canada (see payment details)
- A copy of a letter or certificate from a vocational training institute demonstrating that you have successfully completed a 40-hour EDO vocational training program
- A completed CNSC EDO On-the-Job Training Attestation Form (FORM-EDO-I-OJT)
- A copy of the EDO practical examination that you successfully completed within the past 12 months and that was administered by an authorized examiner (see a sample EDO practical examination from CSA PCP-09)
- A copy of a letter from Natural Resources Canada stating that you successfully completed the EDO written examination (for more information about the examination, visit the NRCan National Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Certification Body website)
Submit your application to the CNSC by mail, fax or email:
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
Personnel Certification Division
P.O. Box 1046, Station B
280 Slater Street
Ottawa ON, K1P 5S9
Processing times are posted on the CNSC's service standard page.
To avoid delays:
- complete the application form using clear, legible print
- include all expected information and supporting documentation
- provide your email address, phone number and street address
To inquire about your EDO application, email the CNSC or call 613-991-3054.
Alternative training and experience
To operate an exposure device in Canada, you must be certified by the CNSC even if you are certified to operate exposure devices elsewhere. Canada does not have agreements with other countries for recognition of certification credentials.
The CNSC will assess each EDO application on a case-by-case basis, and may consider other types of education, training and experience if they meet or exceed those specified in CSA PCP-09. The CNSC will not issue a certification without having reasonable assurance that the EDO candidate has the knowledge and skills required to safely operate an exposure device.
The following forms are relevant to initial certification as an EDO:
- Application for Certification as an Exposure Device Operator (FORM-EDO-I)
- Exposure Device Operator On-the-Job Training Attestation Form (FORM-EDO-I-OJT)
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