CNSC publishes REGDOC-1.5.1, Application Guide: Certification of Radiation Devices or Class II Prescribed Equipment

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April 6, 2018 – Ottawa, ON

Following a period of public consultation from March 14 to May 12, 2017, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has published regulatory document REGDOC-1.5.1, Application Guide: Certification of Radiation Devices or Class II Prescribed Equipment.

REGDOC-1.5.1 is intended to help applicants to prepare and submit applications to the CNSC for certification of radiation devices and Class II prescribed equipment. It assists applicants and licensees in complying with the Nuclear Safety and Control Act and regulations and ensures that:

  • the radiation device or Class II prescribed equipment, once certified,  is safe to use
  • adequate measures are in place to protect the environment, the health and safety of persons, and national security
  • the design meets Canada’s international obligations

As a result of public consultation, minor changes to the structure of the guide were made. Guidance was also added to make it easier to complete the application form and to clarify what information is to be included, to reduce potential delays during the certification process.

REGDOC-1.5.1 is part of the certification of prescribed equipment series of the CNSC’s regulatory framework and supersedes RD/GD-254, Application Guide: Certification of Radiation Devices or Class II Prescribed Equipment, published in December 2010.

The CNSC regulates the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect health, safety, security and the environment; to implement Canada’s international commitments on the peaceful use of nuclear energy; and to disseminate objective scientific, technical and regulatory information to the public.


Quick facts

  • Examples of radiation devices that require CNSC certification include smoke detectors, fixed and portable nuclear gauges, emergency lighting and radiography equipment. 

  • A list of radiation devices that are currently certified by the CNSC for use in Canada is available on the CNSC website

  • Certified Class II prescribed equipment is commonly used in medical diagnosis and treatment. This equipment includes cyclotrons, accelerators, beam irradiators, teletherapy units and radiotherapy equipment.

  • A list of Class II prescribed equipment currently certified by the CNSC for use in Canada is available on the CNSC website.

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Aurèle Gervais
Media Relations
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
613-996-6860
1-800-668-5284
cnsc.mediarelations-relationsmedias.ccsn@canada.ca



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