Exposure device operators
To perform industrial radiography or operate an exposure device in Canada, by law you must hold a valid exposure device operator (EDO) certificate from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) or be working under the direct supervision of a certified EDO (CEDO).
New Canadian Standards Association Certified Exposure Device Operator Personnel Certification Guide (CSA PCP-09) is the official guide for CNSC certification as an exposure device operator. View an outline of PCP-09 for more information on the contents.
Select one of the following groups for more information on Exposure Device Operator (EDO) certification:
- EDO candidates – individuals looking to become exposure device operators
- Certified EDOs seeking renewal of certification
- Vocational training providers – educational institutions and other organizations that design or offer vocational training programs for EDO candidates
- On-the-job training providers – educational institutions, gamma radiography licensees and other organizations that design or offer on-the-job training programs for EDO candidates
- Licensees who employ EDOs for industrial radiography
Need more information?
If you have any questions on certification, contact the CNSC Personnel Certification Division.
Additional CNSC resources:
- CNSC’s Industrial Radiography Working Group
- Working safely with industrial radiography (information booklet)
- Proper Care and Use of Personal Dosimeters (poster)
- Guidelines for Handling Packages Containing Nuclear Substances (poster)
- Keeping Radiation Exposures and Doses "As Low as Reasonably Achievable (ALARA)" (regulatory guide)
- Certification payment details (the $1,000 processing fee, payable by credit card, cheque or money order)
- Log in to the sealed source tracking system (SSTS)
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