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 22 states and the District of Columbia. The RHS is one of the component exams of both the NELDA and CDA® certifications. It can be taken with the other component exams, by itself, or together with the ICE exam for a cost savings. 

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 $250 (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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Take DANB’s RHS/ICE Exam Together and Save

Candidates can take DANB’s RHS and ICE exams together in the same test administration. The test fee ($325) is a savings of $175 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.

RHS Exam Blueprint (PDF)