Initial Certification for Interventional Radiology

Authorized User-Eligibility Information

Last verified on September 14, 2020
The ABR Authorized User-eligibility (AU-E) designation is not available for interventional radiology/diagnostic radiology certificates. Below are additional details, including how to pursue authorized user status without the AU-E designation.

What is an authorized user?

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) defines an Authorized User as a person named on an NRC license as being responsible for ensuring that radioactive materials are handled and used safely and in accordance with NRC regulations and the terms and conditions of the NRC license.

Why doesn’t my IR/DR certificate have an AU-E designation?

AU-E is not available for IR/DR certificates. The ABR submitted the necessary documentation to include the Authorized User designation on IR/DR certificates to the NRC in 2016 and is waiting for a decision.

I was previously DR certified with AU-E and then passed the IR/DR Oral exam and became IR/DR certified. Does my previous AU-E designation still stand?

The AU-E designation is only valid on a valid certificate. Since your DR certificate was converted to an IR/DR certificate, which does not support AU-E, your designation is no longer valid.

How do I become an Authorized User without the AU-E designation on my certificate?

The NRC offers a noncertification pathway to become an Authorized User. Please refer to NRC Form 313A for more information.