Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) Exam

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DANB Radiation Health and Safety Exam RHS

A passing score on DANB’s RHS® exam is recognized by or required to expose radiographs in 20 states and the District of Columbia. The RHS is one of the three component exams of the CDA® exam. The other two component exams are General Chairside Assisting (GC) and Infection Control (ICE®). Candidates who pass all three exams within a five-year period will earn CDA certification.

The RHS exam can also be taken separately to earn a certificate of knowledge-based competency. The three steps below outline the process for taking the RHS exam only.

DANB Step 1

Step One: Check Your Eligibility

There are no eligibility requirements for taking the RHS exam. Therefore, anyone can take this exam.

DANB Step 2

Step Two: Complete the Application and Submit the Fee

To apply for the RHS exam, please download and review the RHS application packet, which includes the RHS application. The fee for the RHS exam is $175 (check the RHS application packet for exceptions). The RHS application packet includes all the information you need about application requirements and deadlines.

RHS Application Packet (PDF) 

DANB Step 3

Step Three: Schedule and Take the Exam

Within four weeks after your RHS exam application is received and processed, you will receive a notice from DANB that contains instructions on how to schedule your test. You can also refer to the RHS application packet for what to expect during and after the exam.

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DANB’s RHS/ICE Exam Is Now Available

Candidates can now take DANB’s RHS and ICE exams together in the same test administration. The test fee ($250) is a savings of $100 over taking the RHS and ICE exams separately.

RHS/ICE Application (PDF) 

Be Prepared with the RHS Exam Blueprint

The RHS exam blueprint outlines the content that may be covered on DANB’s RHS exam. Used along with other exam reference materials, the exam blueprint is a valuable exam preparation tool.

2014 RHS Exam Blueprint (PDF) 
2015 RHS Exam Blueprint (PDF)