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How to Obtain Radiation Protection Board License in Kenya

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How to Obtain Radiation Protection Board License in Kenya by Kenyans247(m): Mon Feb 2020 09:04am
To obtain a radiation protection board license, the applicant has to contact the Radiation Protection Board offices.
The applicant has to make sure he or she has all the required documents that are required for this process to be successful and they can be found under the "Required Documents" section of this page or in the Regulatory Process for the Registration and Licensing Of Radiation Workers document.
Payment of appropriate fees should be made and that can be found under the "Fees" section of this page or in the Radiation Protection (Safety) Regulations.
On completion of this process, the Board will issue the applicant a license within thirty days.

Required Documents
A duly completed GK LRP 4 licence application form
Certified copies of the following documents:
Academic Certificates
National Identity card/Relevant pages of the passport
Professional Certificates and other testimonials
Registration or membership with a professional association
Latest dosimetry results
Full haemogram results
Updated Curriculum Vitae
Work Permit for non-Kenyan
Two (2) recent passport size photographs duly endorsed by employer

Office Locations & Contacts
Radiation Protection Board Head Office
KNH Grounds, Next to the KNH Police Post

P.O Box 19841-00202

Nairobi - Kenya

Tel: +254-20-2689253

Fax: +254-20-2689256



Radiation Protection Board Nairobi County Office
P.O. Box 19841

NAIROBI, 00202

Tel: +254-20-2689257

Fax: +254-20-2689256


Radiation Protection Board JKIA Office
P.O. Box 19841- 00202,



Radiation Protection Board Western and Nyanza Region Office
P.O. Box 849-40100

Kisumu - Kenya

Tel: (+254 057) 2020079

Fax: (+254 057) 2020078


Radiation Protection Board Eastern and North Eastern Region Office
P.O. Box 40-70100


Radiation Protection Board Eldoret Office

Radiation Protection Board Coast Region Office
P.O. Box 413-80302


Tel. (+254 057) 2230922

Fax: (+254 057) 2221211


No person is allowed to administer ionizing radiation to another person unless he/she is in possession of a valid licence issued by the Radiation Protection Board

Registration fee of Kshs.1,000/= (paid once) and/or annual fees of Kshs.1,000/=

One Year

Documents to Use
Application Form

Processing Time
One Month

A radiation worker is required by law to undergo medical examination and be monitored for radiation dose.

On receiving an application for a licence, the Board will, on payment of the prescribed fee, issue to the applicant the appropriate licence.

An applicant may appeal against refusal to grant a licence within one month of a notice given to him to that effect.

Required Information
Name of applicant
ID/Passport No
Postal Address
Physical Address
Type of practice (e.g. medical, industrial, engineering, scientific, e.t.c)
Academic Qualifications
Professional qualification in radiation safety
Professional Body/Association Membership
Declaration by Applicant:

Need for the Document
An individual whose job assignment requires work on, with, or in the proximity of radiation producing machines or radioactive materials and has the potential of being exposed to radiation should register with the Radiation Protection Board and be issued with a license.

Radiation workers includes any person potentially exposed to ionizing radiation as a result of his occupation.

Information which might help
The licence issued may:

(a) be amended at any time on written notice to the holder by the Board, if in its opinion, the amendment is necessary for the purposes of public safety;

(b) be suspended or revoked by the Board if the holder fails to comply with the conditions contained in the licence or laid down in the Radiation Protection Act or in any regulations made thereunder; and where a licence is suspended or revoked the holder shall take such steps as may be recommended by the Board to ensure that no radiation hazards occur.

External Links
Radiation Protection Act Cap 243

Radiation Protection (Safety) Regulations

Regulatory Process for the Registration and Licensing Of Radiation Workers

Radiation Protection Board License

The Radiation Protection Board is a statutory body established under the Act of parliament, the Radiation Protection Act, Cap 243, Laws of Kenya as the national competent authority with the responsibility for protecting the health and safety of people and the environment from the harmful effects of ionizing radiation. It regulates the use of ionizing radiation, exportation, importation, distribution and possession of radiation sources.

The Board operates under two subsidiary legislations;

The Radiation Protection (standards) Regulations LN. 54/1986

The Radiation Protection (structural requirements and inspection of buildings) Regulations LN. 55/1986


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