Registration of a radiation practitioner

As a radiation practitioner, you may only carry out your profession if you are listed in the Register of Radiation Practitioners.

Requirements for registration as a radiation practitioner

You must meet the criteria contained in the Radiation Protection (Occupational Exposure) Regulations 2018. These criteria are:

  • you must be registered as an occupational physician in the Register of Recognised Social Medical Practitioners kept by the Medical Specialists Registration Committee of the Royal Dutch Medical Association;
  • you possess a diploma issued by a recognized institution as referred to in Section 5.11 of the Basic Safety Standards for Radiation Protection Regulations Decree, showing that radiation expertise has been obtained at the level of a general coordinating specialist or coordinating specialist, or equivalent.

How can you register as a radiation practitioner?
Use the Registration of Radiation Practitioners application form:

Send the following documents:

  • a copy of the entry in the Register of Recognised Social Medical Practitioners;
  • a copy of the diploma issued by a recognized institution as referred to in Article 5.11 of the Basic Safety Standards for Radiation Protection Regulations Decree, showing that radiation expertise has been obtained at the level of a general coordinating specialist or coordinating specialist, or equivalent.

Period of validity of registration as a radiation practitioner
Each type of registration is valid for a period of no more than five years. Registrations must be renewed after this period.

Renewal of registration as a radiation practitioner
To renew your registration, you must meet the following requirements:

  • you must be registered as an occupational physician in the Register of Recognised Social Medical Practitioners kept by the Medical Specialists Registration Committee of the Royal Dutch Medical Association;
  • you possess a diploma issued by a recognized institution as referred to in Section 5.11 of the Basic Safety Standards for Radiation Protection Regulations Decree, showing that radiation expertise has been obtained at the level of a general coordinating specialist or coordinating specialist, or equivalent;
  • you have met the requirements regarding keeping your knowledge up to date, as mentioned in the Radiation Protection (Occupational Exposure) Regulations 2018.

How can you renew your registration as a radiation practitioner?
Use the Registration of Radiation Practitioners application form:

Send the following documents:

  • a copy of the entry in the Register of Recognised Social Medical Practitioners, and
  • documents showing that the applicant has, in the five years preceding the date of application, in accordance with Annex C of the Radiation Protection (Occupational Exposure) Regulations 2018, earned 120 credits for keeping their knowledge up to date;

Exceptional registration of radiation practitioners
If you would like to renew your registration as a radiation practitioner, but do not meet the criteria for keeping your knowledge up to date, you may be eligible for an exceptional registration. You must demonstrate that you meet the core competences referred to in Annex D of the Radiation Protection (Occupational Exposure) Regulations 2018.

Cost of registration as a radiation practitioner
The price of inclusion in the register is €534 (in 2020). After receipt of the decision, the amount should be paid within 30 days. Information on how to pay is contained in the decision.

The processing of your application
Submit your application for registration by sending the application form and accompanying items to postbus.aanvragenenmelden@anvs.nl. The ANVS will send you a confirmation of receipt within 10 days. The decision will be made within eight weeks. After your application has been assessed, you (as the applicant) will receive the decision. In the event of a positive decision, you will be entered in the radiation practitioners register. If it is the first time you are registering, you should realize that your registration will only take effect after the period of objections has passed - that is, six weeks after receipt of the decision. In the case of registration renewals, the new registration may start on the day after the expiry of the previous registration if this is necessary to allow continuity in your work activities as a radiation practitioner.

Lodging an objection
You may lodge an objection against a decision, in accordance with the General Administrative Law Act.

  • No later than six weeks after the date of sending of the decision in question, you may submit an objection to the ANVS. A ruling on the objection will subsequently be issued.
  • An appeal against any such ruling by the ANVS may be lodged within six weeks of the date of the ruling. Send the notice of appeal to the Administrative Jurisdiction Division of the Council of State, PO Box 20019, 2500 EA The Hague.
  • You may also launch complaints proceedings at the ANVS.

Registration of a person as radiation practitioner on fulfilment of recognized EU professional qualifications

Any radiation practitioner who is recognized by the EU, who is a European citizen (as meant in Section 1 of the Recognition of EU Vocational Qualifications Act), and who wishes to register in the Netherlands, should complete the registration application form, as described above. Registrations are proof that the radiation practitioner in question possesses qualifications that are equal to those required for inclusion as a radiation practitioner in the register.