How to Obtain a Certificate of Acceptance In Uganda

Obtain a Certificate of Acceptance In Uganda By Yourself

  1. Anyone or any organization that intends to perform any act that involve radioactive materials, must seek out the regulatory body for approvalor a certificate of acceptance, that will take the form of registration or a license.
  2. Any person or organization applying for authorization/certificate of Acceptance:
    • The applicant must provide to the regulatory body all pertinent information required to support the application.
    • Should refrain from performing any of the radioactive materials until registration or license has been granted.
    • Examine the nature, the likelihood, and severity of expected exposures from the source and will take all the necessary measures to protect and security.
    • If there’s the possibility of an exposure to exceed the limit set by the regulatory agency, be able to conduct a safety evaluation and then submitted for review by the body in the form of an application.
    • As stipulated by the regulatory authority, be able to have a proper assessment of the environmental effects of radioactivity that are proportional to the radiation risk related to the facility or the activity
  3. The applicant must notify to the Uganda Radiation Protection Authority of the intention to possess and utilize an irradiating device or radioactive material.
  4. The applicant submits an application in an application form that is prescribed .
  5. The evaluation and input of The Uganda Radiation Authority is done.
  6. Inspection and issue of the Certificate of Acceptance for radioactive or irradiating devices.

Required Documents For Obtain a Certificate of Acceptance

  • Radiation Safety and quality assurance tests on the radioactive device or material.

Office Locations and Contacts

Atomic Energy Council:Plot 40, Bukoto Street,
P.O. 7044 Kampala, Uganda.
Phone: +256-414-696-333/5 (toll free)
Site: Atomic Energy Council

  • Scroll down until at the end of page. Contact details are readily available.


  • Utilize or own an irradiating device/radioactive material


  • Cost of Application: Ugshs. 50,000/=
  • License Fee There is no fee
  • Note: A cost of Ugshs. The amount is payable at a single time.
  • A cost of Ugshs. 100,000 per year is charged.


  • This certificate is only issued only once.

Processing Time

  • The maximum processing time is two days


Contact office: Uganda Radiation Protection Authority Resolution Criteria: Recommendations for an inspection report from radiation protection officers

The Information You Need

  • Address and name of the applicant
  • Address and name of the person accountable for radiation safety in the location of installation or use
  • Registration or Licence Number.
  • Telephone number
  • Address and name of the Unit Department. in which radioactive material is employed
  • Premises Licence / Registration No
  • List the names of each user
  • Registration or Licence Number.
  • Radioactive materials
  • What purpose does the radiation material is to be employed
  • General measures to protect against radiation
  • Methods that will be employed to dispose of radioactive waste and estimates of the nature and quantity of work that will be involved
  • Declaration
  • Signing of the Applicant

Need to have the Document

  • The objective for the certification is to prove that the new device or radioactive substance meets the Radiation Standards for Protection.

Information that can be useful

Use and control of radiation sources

  • With respect to the exemptions that are permitted under the regulations issued by the Radiation Protection Act (Cap 243) The radiation protection act prohibits anyone from
  • Produce or manufacture;
  • have or use of;
  • sell or lease, or loan or trade in;
  • Import or make it possible to import or
  • export, or make it possible to export
  • Any radioactive or irradiating substance, unless under a license granted under this Act.
  • The seller of an irradiating instrument or radioactive material unless, at the time of sale the purchaser presents to the seller an official license that permits him to utilize that kind of radioactive device or irradiating material.
  • To fulfill the requirements under subsection (1) the radioactive device or instrument will be considered to have been exported if it is put on an aircraft, ship or train, or any other vehicle in Uganda to facilitate export.

Other uses for the document/certificate

The license permits the possession and use of radioactive material from radiation devices.

  • The owner of the license is responsible for ensuring the radiation exposure resulting in any way from the operation, the conditions of storage, transport , or disposal are kept at a minimum that is feasible within the limits set by law.

External Link


Uganda Radiation Protection Authority Uganda Radiation Protection Authority is an statutory body that was established pursuant to the Act of parliament, the Radiation Protection Act, Laws of Uganda as the nation’s competent authority, with the responsibility of safeguarding both the safety and health of individuals as well as the environment from negative effects of radiation. They regulate the usage of radiation sources and the export, importation distribution, and possession of sources of radiation. The Authority is governed by two subordinate statutes:

  • Radioactivity Prevention (standards) Regulators.
  • Regulations on Radiation Protection (structural regulations and examination of structures) Regulations.




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