Individual State Licensure Information

Alabama  top

Statutory Reference:
n/a
Regulatory Reference:
n/a
Contact Information:

Practices Licensed and Term:

Does not license personnel.

Continuing education requirements vary by state, so please check with your state licensing agency to confirm if there are specific required courses and if CE credits are accepted by your state. Category A and A+ credits offered through ASRT courses are accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT offers hundreds of CE courses. Visit the ASRT Store to find the continuing education you need.

Alaska  top

Statutory Reference:
n/a
Regulatory Reference:
7 AAC 18.420
Contact Information:
907-334-2107
www.hss.state.ak.us

Forms and Regulations:
http://www.alaskaforms.net/

Practices Licensed and Term:

Requires personnel who perform fluoroscopy to have 10 hours fluoroscopy-specific radiation safety training.

Continuing education requirements vary by state, so please check with your state licensing agency to confirm if there are specific required courses and if CE credits are accepted by your state. Category A and A+ credits offered through ASRT courses are accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT offers hundreds of CE courses. Visit the ASRT Store to find the continuing education you need.

Arizona  top

Statutory Reference:
ARS 32-2801
Regulatory Reference:
R12-2-101
Contact Information:

Practices Licensed and Term:

  • Radiologist Assistant - Two-year term; ARRT and CBRPA exam.
  • Radiography - Two-year term; state or ARRT exam; no reciprocity with other states.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Two-year term; ARRT or NMTCB exam; no reciprocity with other states.
  • Radiation Therapy - Two-year term; ARRT exam: reciprocal if original state's licensure standards are equivalent.
  • Mammography - Two-year term; state or ARRT exam; must possess valid radiography license; no reciprocity with other states.
  • Limited - Two-year term; Practical Radiologic Technologist; can perform chest for heart size and lungs only and extremities only – lower 1/3 femur to phalanges and shoulder girdle to phalanges; no fluoroscopy or contrast media; bone densitometry; state- or ARRT-proctored examination.
  • Podiatry - State examination and image review; feet and ankles only.
  • Special Permits - Issued under dire circumstances only.

Continuing Education Required:

  • Certified Radiologist Assistant - 50 hours every two years.
  • Certified Radiologic Technologist - 24 hours every two years.
  • Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist - 24 hours every two years.
  • Certified Therapy Technologist - 24 hours every two years.
  •  Certified Mammography Technologist - 24 hours every two years.
  • Certified Practical Technologist in Radiology - 6 hours every two years.
  • Certified Practical Technologist in Podiatry - 2 hours every two years.

Other State Practice Information:

  • Medical personnel exempt from licensure laws:
    • M.D./D.O.
    • Dentists
    • Chiropractors
    • Podiatrists
    • Dental Hygienists/Assistants
    • Naturopaths
  • Venipuncture - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Medications - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Contrast Media - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform; Limited cannot perform.
  • Fluoroscopy - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform; Limited cannot perform.
  • Adheres to the ASRT Practice Standards and Scope of Practice.
Continuing education requirements vary by state, so please check with your state licensing agency to confirm if there are specific required courses and if CE credits are accepted by your state. Category A and A+ credits offered through ASRT courses are accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT offers hundreds of CE courses. Visit the ASRT Store to find the continuing education you need.

Arkansas  top

Statutory Reference:
Ark. Code Ann. 17-106-111
Regulatory Reference:
17-106-101
Contact Information:
www.healthy.arkansas.gov
501-661-2166 or 501-661-2306
E-mail: valerie.brown@arkansas.gov

Practices Licensed and Term:

  • Radiologist Assistant - One-year term; state or ARRT exam, licensed by State Medical Board.
  • Radiography - One-year term; state or ARRT exam. RCIS exam for performance of cardiovascular procedures.
  • Radiation Therapy - One-year term; state or ARRT exam.
  • Nuclear Medicinee - One-year term; state, ARRT or NMTCB exam.
  • Limited - One-year term; can perform chest, spine, extremities, skull and sinuses. Under direct supervision of licensed practitioner; cardiovascular; State board approved exam; cardiovascular must be RCIS registered.
  • Reciprocity with Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nebraska, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia.

Continuing Education Required:

  • Radiography - Mandatory six hours in one-year period.
  • Limited - Mandatory six hours in one year-period.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Mandatory six hours in one-year period.
  • Radiation Therapy - Mandatory six hours in one-year period.
  • Mammography - Mandatory six hours in one-year period.

Other State Practice Information:

  • Medical personnel exempt from licensure laws:
      M.D./D.O.
    • D.D.S.
    • Chiropractors
    • Podiatrists
    • Dental Hygienists/Assistants
    • Bone Densitometrists
    • Radiologic Medical Physicists
    • Health physicists
    • Optometrists
    • Medical Dosimetrists
  • Venipuncture - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Medications - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Contrast Media - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform; Limited cannot perform.
  • Fluoroscopy - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform; Limited cannot perform.
Continuing education requirements vary by state, so please check with your state licensing agency to confirm if there are specific required courses and if CE credits are accepted by your state. Category A and A+ credits offered through ASRT courses are accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT offers hundreds of CE courses. Visit the ASRT Store to find the continuing education you need.

California  top

Statutory Reference:
H & S Code 106955-10711 and 114840-114896
Regulatory Reference:
17 CCR Div. 1, Ch. 5
Contact Information:

Practices Licensed and Term:

  • Radiography - Two-year term; state or ARRT exam.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Five-year term; state or NMTCB exam.
  • Mammography - Two-year term; must also possess radiography certification; ARRT exam.
  • Radiation Therapy - Two-year term; state or ARRT exam.
  • Fusion Imaging - See “CT/PET Topics” at http://www.cdph.ca.gov/certlic/radquip/Pages/RHB-RCMSHotTopics.aspx.
  • Limited X-ray Machine Operator - Two-year term; can perform chest, extremities, dental laboratory, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, bone densitometry, leg podiatric, skull, torso-skeletal categories; state exam.
  • Physician Assistant (PA) Fluoroscopy - Two-year term; must be California licensed PA; ARRT exam.

Continuing Education Required:

  • Radiography - Mandatory 24 hours in two-year period, four of which shall be in digital radiography. CE obtained for fluoroscopy or mammography that applies to digital radiography can be used to meet the digital radiography CE requirement.
  • Fluoroscopy - Four of the 24 hours of CE shall be in radiation safety for the clinical uses of fluoroscopy. 
  • Nuclear Medicine - In every scope for which the certificate is issued.
  • Radiation Therapy - Mandatory 24 hours in two-year period.
  • Fusion Imaging - See “CT/PET Topics” at http://www.cdph.ca.gov/certlic/radquip/Pages/RHB-RCMSHotTopics.aspx.
  • Limited X-Ray Machine Operator - Mandatory 24 hours in two-year period, four of which shall be in digital radiography.
  • Mammography - Mandatory 24 hours in two-year period; 10 CE in mammography and perform 200 exams.
  • Supervisors and Operators with a Radiology certificate, a Radiography permit, Dermatology permit, X-ray Bone Densitometry permit (California licensed physicians and surgeons, podiatrists, or chiropractors) - 10 hours in a two-year period.

Other State Practice Information:

Note: One individual can hold multiple authorizations in radiography, radiation therapy, fluoroscopy and mammography. The total number of required CE credits for an individual is 24. If the individual holds multiple authorizations, allocation of CE must follow the above descriptions.

Note: Physicians, Chiropractors and Podiatrists - One individual can hold multiple authorizations in radiography and fluoroscopy. The total number of required CE credits for an individual is 10. If the individual holds multiple authorizations, allocation of CE must follow the descriptions above.

California issues a certification to qualified applicants.

Continuing education requirements vary by state, so please check with your state licensing agency to confirm if there are specific required courses and if CE credits are accepted by your state. Category A and A+ credits offered through ASRT courses are accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT offers hundreds of CE courses. Visit the ASRT Store to find the continuing education you need.

Colorado  top

Statutory Reference:
25-11-104
Regulatory Reference:
6CCR 1007-1
Contact Information:

Practices Licensed and Term:

  • Radiography - No state license required; ARRT(R) required. Fluoroscopy procedures allowed with ARRT(R).
  • Fluoroscopy - Healing arts facilities must have written documentation that the individual who supervises a fluoroscopy procedure or operates a fluoroscopy imaging system has had fluoroscopy use and safety training in addition to the basic credentialing requirement to operate an x-ray machine in the healing arts.
  • Radiologic Assistant - No state license required; RRA or RPA registry in addition to ARRT(R) required.
  • Provisional Mammography - Registration required for anyone in training to complete the ARRT(M) registry. One-year term; may renew for one additional year.
  • Limited - Two-year term; can perform upper and lower extremities, spine, skull, chest; ARRT Limited Scope exam. May not perform CT, fluoroscopy, or any exam requiring contrast media.
  • CT - ARRT(CT), ARRT(N), ARRT(T) or CNMT registry required. Alternatively, state CT registry ARRT(R) with CT training.

    Radiation Therapy - No state license required; ARRT(T) required.

  • Bone Densitometry - ARRT(R), ARRT(M), ARRT(N), ARRT(T), CNMT registry or ISCD registry. ISCD registry must be registered with the State (two-year term) 

Continuing Education Required:

  • Mammography - 24 hours in two years.
  • Limited - ISCD registrants - 18 hours in three years.
  • Radiography - Required CEs to keep registration active.

    Radiologic Assistant - Required CEs to keep registration active.

    Provisional Mammography - Required CEs to keep registration active.

    Limited - Required CEs to keep registration active.

    CT - Required CEs to keep registration active.

    Radiation Therapy - Required CEs to keep registration active.

  • Bone Densitometry - Required CEs to keep registration active.

Other State Practice Information:

    The following medical professionals licensed in Colorado are considered adequately trained to operate x-ray machines in their practice:
    • D.D.S.
    • Chiropractors
    • Podiatrists
    • Veterinarians
    • Physicians
  • Unlicensed operators employed at the following facility classifications must follow requirements for the respective licensing board:
    • Dental
    • Chiropractors
    • Podiatrists

    Colorado radiation control regulations require registration from ARRT, NMTCB or ISCD; no license is issued by the state.

Continuing education requirements vary by state, so please check with your state licensing agency to confirm if there are specific required courses and if CE credits are accepted by your state. Category A and A+ credits offered through ASRT courses are accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT offers hundreds of CE courses. Visit the ASRT Store to find the continuing education you need.

Connecticut  top

Statutory Reference:
Ch. 376c Sec 20-74aa - 20-74ee
Regulatory Reference:
n/a
Contact Information:

Practices Licensed and Term:

  • Radiography - One-year term; ARRT exam or endorsement by board; licensed by Dept. of Public Health, Practitioner Licensing and Investigations Section.
  • Radiation Therapy - One-year term; ARRT exam or endorsement by board; licensed by Dept. of Public Health, Practitioner Licensing and Investigations Section.
  • Radiologist Assistant - One-year term; graduated from RA program; ARRT exam.

Continuing Education Required:

  • Radiography - Maintain registration with ARRT or 24 hours of CE.
  • Radiation Therapy - Maintain registration with ARRT or 24 hours of CE.
  • Radiologist Assistant - Maintain registration with ARRT.

Other State Practice Information:

  • Medical personnel exempt from licensure laws:
    • M.D./D.O.
    • D.D.S.
    • Chiropractors
    • Podiatrists
    • Veterinarians
  • Venipuncture - Requires three years experience and training.
  • Medications - Requires three years experience and training.
  • Contrast Media - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Fluoroscopy - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
Continuing education requirements vary by state, so please check with your state licensing agency to confirm if there are specific required courses and if CE credits are accepted by your state. Category A and A+ credits offered through ASRT courses are accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT offers hundreds of CE courses. Visit the ASRT Store to find the continuing education you need.

Delaware  top

Statutory Reference:
16 DELAWARE Code Ch. 74, S7406
Regulatory Reference:
Delaware Administrative Code Ch. 16 , S4466
Contact Information:
www.delaware.gov
Delaware Division of Public Health
Office of Radiation Control
417 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901

Practices Licensed and Term:

  • Radiography - Four-year term; state or ARRT exam; reciprocal if other state's licensure standards are equivalent.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Four-year term; state or NMTCB exam; reciprocal if original state's licensure standards are equivalent.
  • Radiation Therapy - Four-year term; state or ARRT exam; reciprocal if original state's licensure standards are equivalent.
  • Cardiovascular - Four-year term; state or CCI exam; reciprocal if original state's licensure standards are equivalent.
  • Limited - Four-year term; can perform chest, extremities, skull, spine, podiatric, bone densitometry. Exam categories: ARRT Limited Scope Exam; ARRT Bone Densitometry Operator’s Exam.

Continuing Education Required:

  • Radiography - Not specified in statute or regulation.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Not specified in statute or regulation.
  • Radiation Therapy - Not specified in statute or regulation.
  • Cardiovascular - Not specified in statute or regulation.
  • Limited - Not specified in statute or regulation.

Other State Practice Information:

  • Medical personnel exempt from licensure laws:
    • M.D./D.O.
    • D.D.S.
    • Chiropractors
    • Podiatrists
    • Dental hygienists.
  • Venipuncture - Nothing is written in statue that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Medications - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Contrast Media - Nothing is written in statue that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Fluoroscopy - States in writing in the statute who can or cannot perform; may assist physician.

Delaware issues a certification to qualified applicants.

Continuing education requirements vary by state, so please check with your state licensing agency to confirm if there are specific required courses and if CE credits are accepted by your state. Category A and A+ credits offered through ASRT courses are accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT offers hundreds of CE courses. Visit the ASRT Store to find the continuing education you need.

Florida  top

Statutory Reference:
Chapter468, Part IV, F.S. (468.301- 468.315)
Regulatory Reference:
Chapter 64E-3 F.A.C.
Contact Information:

Practices Licensed and Term:

  • Radiologist Assistant - Two-year term; ARRT exam; by endorsement only with current ARRT RRA credentials; no exam pathway.
  • Radiography - Two-year term; state or ARRT exam; by endorsement/reciprocal license if original state's standards are equivalent.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Two-year term; state or ARRT or NMTCB exam; by endorsement/ reciprocal license if original state's standards are equivalent.
  • Radiation Therapy - Two-year term; state or ARRT exam; by endorsement/reciprocal license if original state's standards are equivalent.
  • Fusion Imaging - Two-year term; state or ARRT exam; by endorsement/ reciprocal license if original state's standards are equivalent.
  • Basic X-ray Machine Operator (Limited Scope) - Two-year term; under direct supervision and control of licensed practitioner; podiatric BXMO also under direct supervision; ARRT Limited Scope exam.

Continuing Education Required:

  • Radiography - Mandatory 12 hours in two-year period. Nine hours must be technical, only three hours can be personal development.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Mandatory 12 hours in two-year period. Nine hours must be technical; only three hours can be personal development.
  • Radiation Therapy - Mandatory 12 hours in two-year period. Nine hours must be technical; only three hours can be personal development.
  • Fusion Imaging - Mandatory 12 hours in two-year period. Nine hours must be technical; only three hours can be personal development.
  • Limited (BXLMO) - Mandatory 12 hours in two-year period. Nine hours must be technical; only three hours can be personal development.
  • Radiologist Assistant - Mandatory 12 hours in two-year period. Nine hours must be technical; only three hours can be personal development.

Other State Practice Information:

  • Medical personnel exempt from radiologic technology licensure laws:
    • M.D./D.O.
    • D.D.S.
    • Chiropractors
    • Podiatrists
    • Naturopaths
    • Osteopaths
  • Venipuncture - Nothing is written in statue that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Medications - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Contrast Media - Nothing is written in statue that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Fluoroscopy - States in writing in the statute and regulations who can and cannot perform; radiologist assistant may perform fluoroscopy; basic x–ray machine operator can perform only general fluoroscopy.
  • PET-CT - NMT can do PET-CT under certain restrictions and conditions spelled out in rule 64E-3.0033, FAC.

Florida issues a certification to qualified applicants.

Continuing education requirements vary by state, so please check with your state licensing agency to confirm if there are specific required courses and if CE credits are accepted by your state. Category A and A+ credits offered through ASRT courses are accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT offers hundreds of CE courses. Visit the ASRT Store to find the continuing education you need.

Georgia  top

Statutory Reference:
Regulatory Reference:
360-3-.05
290-5-22-.04
Contact Information:
404-657-5400
www.gaepd.org

Practices Licensed and Term:

Does not license personnel.(Allows for authorized user at facilities.)

  • Radiation Therapy - ARRT certification; ARRT exam to work under an authorized user at facility or board eligible to take ARRT(T) exam or has successfully completed a training program resulting in a certificate, associate degree, baccalaureate degree that complies with JRCERT or has completed 200 hours of training to also work under supervision of an authorized user.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Certified by NMTCB or ARRT. Take CNMT or ARRT exam to work under an authorized user at facility or board eligible to take CNMT or ARRT(N) or have successfully completed a training program resulting in a certification or baccalaureate degree in a nuclear medicine technology program from an accredited institution or completed 80 hours of training to also work under supervision of an authorized user.
  • Radiologist Assistant - Acknowledges RA.
  • X-ray Operator - Six hours of instruction in safe operating procedures provided by facility.

Continuing Education Required:

n/a

Continuing education requirements vary by state, so please check with your state licensing agency to confirm if there are specific required courses and if CE credits are accepted by your state. Category A and A+ credits offered through ASRT courses are accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT offers hundreds of CE courses. Visit the ASRT Store to find the continuing education you need.

Hawaii  top

Statutory Reference:
Title 25 466J-2
Regulatory Reference:
Title 11 Chapter 44
Contact Information:

Practices Licensed and Term:

  • Radiography - Two-year term; state or ARRT exam; reciprocal if original state's licensing standards are equivalent.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Two-year term; state or NMTCB exam; reciprocal if original state's licensing standards are equivalent.
  • Radiation Therapy - Two-year term; state or ARRT exam; reciprocal if original state's licensing standards are equivalent.

Continuing Education Required:

  • Radiography - Mandatory 24 hours in two-year period.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Mandatory 24 hours in two-year period.
  • Radiation Therapy - Mandatory 24 hours in two-year period.

Other State Practice Information:

  • Medical personnel exempt from licensure laws:
    • M.D./D.O.
    • D.D.S.
    • Chiropractors
    • Podiatrists
    • Dental hygienists/technicians.
  • Venipuncture - Nothing is written in statue that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Medications - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Contrast Media - Nothing is written in statue that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Fluoroscopy - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
Continuing education requirements vary by state, so please check with your state licensing agency to confirm if there are specific required courses and if CE credits are accepted by your state. Category A and A+ credits offered through ASRT courses are accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT offers hundreds of CE courses. Visit the ASRT Store to find the continuing education you need.

Idaho  top

Statutory Reference:
n/a
Regulatory Reference:
n/a
Contact Information:
208-334-2235, Ext. 245
www.state.id.us

Practices Licensed and Term:

Does not license personnel.

Continuing education requirements vary by state, so please check with your state licensing agency to confirm if there are specific required courses and if CE credits are accepted by your state. Category A and A+ credits offered through ASRT courses are accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT offers hundreds of CE courses. Visit the ASRT Store to find the continuing education you need.

Illinois  top

Statutory Reference:
Radiation Protection Act of 1990 (420 ILCS 40/5, 6, 7 and 36)
Regulatory Reference:
Title 32; Chapter  II; Sub Chapter b; Part 401
Contact Information:

Practices Licensed and Term:

  • Radiologist Assistant - Two-year term; ARRT exam or CBRPA exam.
  • Radiography - Two-year term; state or ARRT exam.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Two-year term; state, ARRT, NMTCB or ASCP exam.
  • Radiation Therapy - Two-year term; state or ARRT exam.
  • Chiropractic Radiography - Two-year term; state or ACRRT exam.
  • Limited - Two-year term; can perform chest, extremities, spine, skull/sinuses; state or ARRT Limited Scope exam.
  • Nuclear Medicine Advanced Associate - Two-year term: NMTCB (NMAA) exam.
  • Temporary Accreditation - Two-year term (non-renewable) is available in radiography, nuclear medicine or radiation therapy for recent graduates who are registry eligible. 

Continuing Education Required:

  • Radiography - Mandatory 24 hours in a two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.
  • Limited - Mandatory 12 hours in a two-year period; radiography and fluoroscopy supervisor and operator permit. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Mandatory 24 hours in a two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.
  • Radiation Therapy - Mandatory 24 hours in a two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.
  • Chiropractic Radiography - Mandatory 24 hours in a two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.
  • Mammography - Mandatory 24 hours in a two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.
  • Nuclear Medicine Advanced Associate - Mandatory 48 hours in a two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.

Technologists who are registered with ARRT, NMTCB or CBRPA and who are in compliance with CE requirements or on CE probation at the time of renewal will be considered in compliance with CE requirements for Illinois renewal.

Other State Practice Information:

  • Medical personnel exempt from licensure laws:
    • M.D./D.O.
    • Chiropractors
    • D.D.S. Dentists and Dental Assistants
    • Podiatrists and Podiatric Assistants
    • Limited students (registered with the agency as a student in training)
    • Technicians, nurses or other assistants who under supervision of licensed practitioner perform bone densitometry
  • Venipuncture - Nothing is written in statue that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Medications - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Contrast Media - Nothing is written in statue that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Fluoroscopy - No person shall intentionally administer radiation to a human being with a fluoroscope unless licensed under the Medical Practice Act of 1987 (M.D., D.O. and D.C.), the Dental Practice Act or the Podiatric Medical Practice Act of 1987, except:
    • A radiographer may operate, under general supervision of a physician, for static functions when diagnostic interpretation of the image is not required by the radiographer; or
    • A radiographer may operate, as directed by and under the personal supervision of, a physician who is physically present and participating in the procedure; or
    • A radiographer or radiation therapist may operate, under the general supervision of a physician, for radiation therapy simulation procedures; or
    • A radiologist assistant may operate, under the supervision specified by a physician certified by the American Board of Radiology or the American Osteopathic Board of Radiology.

Illinois issues an accreditation to qualified applicants.

Continuing education requirements vary by state, so please check with your state licensing agency to confirm if there are specific required courses and if CE credits are accepted by your state. Category A and A+ credits offered through ASRT courses are accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT offers hundreds of CE courses. Visit the ASRT Store to find the continuing education you need.

Indiana  top

Statutory Reference:
IC-16-41-35-20
Regulatory Reference:
410 IAC 5.2
Contact Information:

Practices Licensed and Term:

  • Radiography - Two-year term; ARRT exam. See also 410 IAC 5.2-6-1 et. seq.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Two-year term; ARRT or NMTCB exam. See also 410 IAC 5.2-8-1 et. seq.
  • Radiation Therapy - Two-year term; ARRT exam. See also 410 IAC 5.2-7-1 et. seq.
  • Limited - Two-year term; categories include chest, chiropractic, dental, limited, general without use of contrast media, podiatry (foot, ankle, lower leg below knee); ARRT exam or American Society of Podiatric Medical Assistants for podiatry or Associate of Science in chiropractic technology for chiropractic.
  • Students - Must apply for a student permit while enrolled in a program.

Continuing Education Required:

  • Radiography - Not specified in statute or regulation.
  • Limited - Not specified in statute or regulation.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Not specified in statute or regulation.
  • Radiation Therapy - Not specified in statute or regulation.

Other State Practice Information:

  • Medical personnel exempt from licensure laws:
    • Physicians
    • Dentists
    • Chiropractors
    • Podiatrists
    • Dental hygienists
    • Veterinarians
  • Venipuncture - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Medications - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Contrast Media - A radiologic technologist license authorizes an individual to perform all radiographic procedures ordered by a licensed practitioner except radiation therapy and nuclear medicine procedures as follows:
    (1) All radiographic and fluoroscopic procedures that are included in the approved curriculum for radiologic technology programs.
    (2) Computed tomography (CT) procedures for which appropriate training has been completed.
    (3) Positron emission tomography (PET) procedures for which the appropriate training has been completed.
  • Fluoroscopy - A radiologic technologist license authorizes an individual to perform all radiographic procedures ordered by a licensed practitioner except radiation therapy and nuclear medicine procedures as follows:
    (1) All radiographic and fluoroscopic procedures that are included in the approved curriculum for radiologic technology programs.
    (2) Computed tomography (CT) procedures for which appropriate training has been completed.
    (3) Positron emission tomography (PET) procedures for which the appropriate training has been completed.
Continuing education requirements vary by state, so please check with your state licensing agency to confirm if there are specific required courses and if CE credits are accepted by your state. Category A and A+ credits offered through ASRT courses are accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT offers hundreds of CE courses. Visit the ASRT Store to find the continuing education you need.

Iowa  top

Statutory Reference:
Iowa Code Title XVI, Chapter 727.4
Regulatory Reference:
641 IAC 42
Contact Information:

Practices Licensed and Term:

  • General Radiography - One-year term; also has general and limited in-hospital diagnostic radiographers; State, ARRT or American Registry of Clinical Radiography Technologists exam; reciprocal if original states licensure standards are adequate.
  • Limited X-ray Machine Operator - One-year term; also has general and limited in-hospital diagnostic radiographers; can perform chest, extremities (upper and lower), spine; ARRT limited or American Chiropractic Registry of Radiologic Technologists exam.
  • Nuclear Medicine - One-year term; state or NMTCB exam; reciprocal if original states licensure standards are adequate.
  • Radiation Therapy - One-year term; state or ARRT exam; reciprocal if original states licensure standards are adequate.
  • Radiologist Assistant - One-year term; state or ARRT exam.
  • Bone Densitometry - One-year term; state training and exam or equivalent. Required only for operators who do not already have an Iowa permit in another category.

Continuing Education Required:

  • Radiologist Assistant - 50 hours each two-year period.
  • Radiography - Mandatory 24 hours in two-year period. See regulations for additional specific CE requirements for post-primary areas.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Mandatory 24 hours in two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.
  • Radiation Therapy - Mandatory 24 hours in two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.
  • Limited X-ray Operator - Mandatory 12 hours in two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.
  • Bone Densitometry - 12 hours in two-year period.

Other State Practice Information:

  • Medical personnel exempt from licensure laws:
    • M.D./D.O.
    • D.D.S.
    • Chiropractors
    • Podiatrists
    • Registered Nurses
    • Physicians Assistants
    • Osteopaths
  • Venipuncture - Nothing in statute that states a technologist can or cannot perform.
  • Medications - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Contrast Media - Nothing in statute that states a technologist can or cannot perform.
  • Fluoroscopy - States in writing in the statute who can and cannot perform; General and limited in-hospital must pass exam in fluoro techniques.

Iowa issues a permit to qualified applicants.

Continuing education requirements vary by state, so please check with your state licensing agency to confirm if there are specific required courses and if CE credits are accepted by your state. Category A and A+ credits offered through ASRT courses are accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT offers hundreds of CE courses. Visit the ASRT Store to find the continuing education you need.

Kansas  top

Statutory Reference:
KSA 65-7301 et. seq.
Regulatory Reference:
KAR 100-73-1, et. seq.
Contact Information:
www.ksbha.org
888-886-7205

Practices Licensed and Term:

  • Radiography - One-year term; State or ARRT exam; waive some requirements if original state's standards are equivalent.
  • Nuclear Medicine - One-year term; state or NMTCB exam; waive some requirements if original state's standards are equivalent.
  • Radiation Therapy - One-year term; state or ARRT exam; waive some requirements if original state's standards are equivalent.

    *One license type. Does not license specialty.

Continuing Education Required:

  • Radiography - Mandatory 12 hours during the period immediately preceding the license expiration date; see regulations for specific CE course requirements.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Mandatory 12 hours during the period immediately preceding the license expiration date; see regulations for specific CE course requirements.
  • Radiation Therapy - Mandatory 12 hours during the period immediately preceding the license expiration date; see regulations for specific CE course requirements.

Other State Practice Information:

  • Medical personnel exempt from licensure laws:
    • M.D./D.O.
    • D.D.S.
    • Chiropractors
    • Health care providers in the U.S. armed forces, public health services, federal facilities and other military service when acting in the line of duty.
    • Licensed Physician Assistants or nurses working under the supervision of a licensed practitioner.
    • Persons rendering assistance in an emergency.
    • Person issued a postgraduate permit by the board.
    • Health care providers in the United States armed forces, public health services, federal facilities and other military service when acting in the line of duty in this state.
    • A licensed physician assistant, a licensed nurse or an unlicensed person performing radiologic technology procedures who is (1) working under the supervision of a licensed practitioner or a person designated by a hospital, and (2) who has been trained on the proper use of equipment for the purpose of performing radiologic technology procedures.
  • Venipuncture - Nothing is written in statue that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Medications - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Contrast Media - Nothing is written in statue that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Fluoroscopy - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
Continuing education requirements vary by state, so please check with your state licensing agency to confirm if there are specific required courses and if CE credits are accepted by your state. Category A and A+ credits offered through ASRT courses are accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT offers hundreds of CE courses. Visit the ASRT Store to find the continuing education you need.

Kentucky  top

Statutory Reference:
902KAR 105:010
Regulatory Reference:
KRS 211.870
Contact Information:

Practices Licensed and Term:

  • Radiologist Assistant - Two-year term; ARRT exam.
  • Radiography - Two-year term; state or ARRT exam, or if program approved by health cabinet.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Two-year term; state or ARRT exam, or if program approved by health cabinet.
  • Radiation Therapy - Two-year term; state or ARRT exam, or if program approved by health cabinet.
  • Limited X-ray Machine Operator - Two-year term; cannot be employed at any facilities that use contrast media ; approved program or independent study program.

Continuing Education Required:

  • Radiologist Assistant - 24 hours in a two-year period.
  • Radiography - Mandatory 24 hours in two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Mandatory 24 hours in two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.
  • Radiation Therapy - Mandatory 24 hours in two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.
  • Limited X-ray Machine Operator - Mandatory 12 hours in two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.

Other State Practice Information:

  • Medical personnel exempt from licensure laws:
    • M.D./D.O.
    • D.D.S.
    • Chiropractors
    • Podiatrists
    • Veterinarians
  • Venipuncture - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Medications - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Contrast Media - General Certification required.
  • Fluoroscopy - Performed by technologists under the direction of a radiologist and be exclusively for localization to obtain images for interpretation.

Kentucky issues a certification to qualified applicants.

Continuing education requirements vary by state, so please check with your state licensing agency to confirm if there are specific required courses and if CE credits are accepted by your state. Category A and A+ credits offered through ASRT courses are accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT offers hundreds of CE courses. Visit the ASRT Store to find the continuing education you need.

Louisiana  top

Statutory Reference:
Title 46 Ch. 7 37:1292
Regulatory Reference:
Title 46 Ch29 RS 37:3200
Contact Information:
http://www.lsrtbe.org/
504-838-5231

Practices Licensed and Term:

  • Radiography - Two-year term; state or ARRT exam; reciprocal if original state's standards are equivalent.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Two-year term; state or NMTCB exam; reciprocal if original state's standards are equivalent.
  • Radiation Therapy - Two-year term; state, ARRT or ASCP exam; reciprocal if original state's standards are equivalent.
  • Fusion Imaging - Two-year term; state or ARRT exam; reciprocal if original state's standards are equivalent.

Continuing Education Required:

  • Radiography - Mandatory 24 hours in a two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Mandatory 24 hours in a two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.
  • Radiation Therapy - Mandatory 24 hours in a two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.
  • Fusion Imaging - Mandatory 24 hours in a two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.

Other State Practice Information:

  • Medical personnel exempt from licensure laws:
    • M.D./D.O.
    • D.D.S.
    • Chiropractors
    • Podiatrists
    • Dental Hygienists/Assistants
    • Chiropractic Assistants
  • Venipuncture - Nothing is written in statue that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Medications - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Contrast Media - Nothing is written in statue that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Fluoroscopy - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Private Radiologic Technologist - Licensed by the Louisiana Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners.
Continuing education requirements vary by state, so please check with your state licensing agency to confirm if there are specific required courses and if CE credits are accepted by your state. Category A and A+ credits offered through ASRT courses are accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT offers hundreds of CE courses. Visit the ASRT Store to find the continuing education you need.

Maine  top

Statutory Reference:
Title 32 Ch. 103
Regulatory Reference:
02 465 Ch. 1-3
Contact Information:

Practices Licensed and Term:

  • Radiography - Two-year term; state or ARRT exam; reciprocal if original state's standards are equivalent and possesses national certification.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Two-year term; state or NMTCB exam or ARRT exam; special NMT permit for radiographer undergoing NMT training; reciprocal if original state's standards are equivalent and possesses national certification.
  • Radiation Therapy - Two-year term; state or ARRT exam; reciprocal if original state's standards are equivalent and possesses national certification.
  • Limited - Two-year term; State or ARRT Limited Scope exam; spine, chest, extremity, skull, podiatry. Only allowed to work in office of licensed practitioner or clinic. No contrast material, bedside fluoroscopic, computed tomographic or mammographic equipment, or absorptiometry; reciprocal if original state's standards are equivalent and possesses national certification.

Continuing Education Required:

  • Radiography - Mandatory 24 hours in two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Mandatory 24 hours in two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.
  • Radiation Therapy - Mandatory 24 hours in two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.
  • Limited - Mandatory 24 hours in two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.

Other State Practice Information:

  • Medical personnel exempt from licensure laws:
    • M.D./D.O.
    • D.D.S.
    • Chiropractors
    • Podiatrists
    • Dental Hygienist/Assistants
  • Venipuncture - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Medications - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Contrast Media - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform; Limited cannot perform.
  • Fluoroscopy - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform; Limited cannot perform.
Continuing education requirements vary by state, so please check with your state licensing agency to confirm if there are specific required courses and if CE credits are accepted by your state. Category A and A+ credits offered through ASRT courses are accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT offers hundreds of CE courses. Visit the ASRT Store to find the continuing education you need.

Maryland  top

Statutory Reference:
14 - 5B - 01
Regulatory Reference:
10.32.02.03
Contact Information:

Practices Licensed and Term:

  • Radiologist Assistant - Two-year term; ARRT exam.
  • Radiography - Two-year term; state or ARRT exam; may only practice under supervision of physician.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Two-year term; state or NMTCB exam; may only practice under supervision of physician.
  • Radiation Therapy - Two-year term; state or ARRT exam; may only practice under supervision of physician.
  • Fusion Imaging - Two-year term; state or ARRT exam; may only practice under supervision of physician.

Continuing Education Required:

  • Radiologist Assistant - Mandatory 50 hours in a two-year period.
  • Radiography - Mandatory 24 hours in a two-year period.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Mandatory 24 hours in a two-year period.
  • Radiation Therapy - Mandatory 24 hours in a two-year period.
  • Fusion Imaging - Mandatory 24 hours in a two-year period.

Other State Practice Information:

  • Medical personnel exempt from licensure laws:
    • M.D./D.O.
    • D.D.S.
  • Venipuncture - States in writing in the statute who can and cannot perform; may perform as listed in scope of practice and is ARRT registered.
  • Medications - States in writing in the statute who can and cannot perform; may perform as listed in scope of practice and is ARRT registered.
  • Contrast Media - States in writing in the statute who can and cannot perform; may perform as listed in scope of practice and is ARRT registered.
  • Fluoroscopy - States in writing in the statute who can and cannot perform; may perform as listed in scope of practice and is ARRT registered.
Continuing education requirements vary by state, so please check with your state licensing agency to confirm if there are specific required courses and if CE credits are accepted by your state. Category A and A+ credits offered through ASRT courses are accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT offers hundreds of CE courses. Visit the ASRT Store to find the continuing education you need.

Massachusetts  top

Statutory Reference:
Ch. 111 Sec. 5L
Regulatory Reference:
105 CMR 125.000
Contact Information:

Practices Licensed and Term:

  • Radiography - Two-year term; state or ARRT exam.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Two-year term; state or NMTCB exam.
  • Radiation Therapy - Two-year term; state or ARRT exam.
  • Radiologist Assistant - Two-year term; state or ARRT exam. Licensed in state as a radiographer. Board-certified in RA.

Continuing Education Required:

  • Radiography - Mandatory 20 hours in two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Mandatory 20 hours in two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.
  • Radiation Therapy - Mandatory 20 hours in two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.
  • Radiologist Assistant - Mandatory 20 hours in two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.

Other State Practice Information:

  • Medical personnel exempt from licensure laws:
    • M.D./D.O.
    • D.D.S.
    • Chiropractors
    • Podiatrists
  • Venipuncture - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Medications - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Contrast Media - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform; Limited cannot perform.
  • Fluoroscopy - States in writing in the statute who can and cannot perform; may perform as listed by scope of practice & are ARRT registered.
Continuing education requirements vary by state, so please check with your state licensing agency to confirm if there are specific required courses and if CE credits are accepted by your state. Category A and A+ credits offered through ASRT courses are accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT offers hundreds of CE courses. Visit the ASRT Store to find the continuing education you need.

Michigan  top

Statutory Reference:
1978 PA368, as amended. Part 135
Regulatory Reference:
R325.5630, Part 14. R325.5705, Part 15
Contact Information:

Practices Licensed and Term:

  • Mammography - Statute still in effect but yields to recent changes in rule requiring individuals to meet MQSA requirements.
  • Computed Tomography - ARRT or CAMRT registration. Twenty hours of training and experience or advanced certification in CT from the ARRT.

Continuing Education Required:

  • Mammography - Statute still in effect but yields to recent changes in rule requiring individuals to meet MQSA requirements.
  • Computed Tomography - Be in compliance with ARRT requirements in modality, at least half credits should be category 1, in the prior 36-month period

Other State Practice Information:

Michigan requires CT operators to be registered by ARRT in a primary discipline and document either 20 hours of CT training or advanced CT certification by ARRT. Mammographers must meet MQSA requirements.

Continuing education requirements vary by state, so please check with your state licensing agency to confirm if there are specific required courses and if CE credits are accepted by your state. Category A and A+ credits offered through ASRT courses are accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT offers hundreds of CE courses. Visit the ASRT Store to find the continuing education you need.

Minnesota  top

Statutory Reference:
144.121
Regulatory Reference:
Chapter  4732 (machine produced radiation)
Chapter 4731 (radioactive materials)
Contact Information:
www.leg.state.mn.us
651-201-4545

Practices Licensed and Term:

  • Radiologist Assistant - Must be ARRT registered and have a signed agreement with supervising radiologist.
  • Radiography (X-ray Operator) - No renewal required; state, ARRT or ACRRT exam; reciprocal if original state's standards are equivalent.
  • Fusion Imaging - No renewal required; specific credentialing requirements for fusion imaging of ARRT or NMTCB to operate the stand-alone nuclear medicine unit or to operate in the dual mode if the operator has training in CT.
  • Nuclear Medicine - National certification required.
  • Limited X-ray Machine Operator - ARRT Limited Scope Operator Exam.

Continuing Education Required:

  • Radiography - Currently no continuing education requirements.
  • Fusion Imaging - Mandatory 24 hours in a two-year period for the nuclear medicine portion.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Mandatory 24 hours of continuing education every two years.
  • Limited X-ray Machine Operator - Currently no continuing education requirements.

Other State Practice Information:

  • Medical personnel exempt from licensure laws:
    • M.D./D.O.
    • D.D.S.
    • Chiropractors
    • Podiatrists
    • Veterinarians
  • Venipuncture - Nothing is written in statue that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Medications - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Contrast Media - Nothing is written in statue that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Fluoroscopy - States in writing in the statute who cannot perform; LXMOs specifically prohibited from operating. Training for those who are not licensed practitioners must be documented.

Minnesota requires operators to be certified by ARRT or NMTCB, a licensed practitioner of the healing arts or successfully complete the ARRT Limited X-ray Machine Operator Examination with 70%.

Continuing education requirements vary by state, so please check with your state licensing agency to confirm if there are specific required courses and if CE credits are accepted by your state. Category A and A+ credits offered through ASRT courses are accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT offers hundreds of CE courses. Visit the ASRT Store to find the continuing education you need.

Mississippi  top

Statutory Reference:
Title 4 Ch. 58 Sec 41-58-1
Regulatory Reference:
Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure, Title 30, Part II (Radiologist Assistant)and Mississippi Department of Health, Title 15, Part III, Subpart 01
Contact Information:
www.healthyms.com/
601-364-1104

Practices Licensed and Term:

  • Radiologist Assistant - One-year term; ARRT exam; licensed through the Mississippi Medical Board.
  • Radiography (X-ray Operator) - Two-year term; ARRT exam; licensed through the Dept. of Health.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Two-year term; ARRT or NMTCB exam; licensed through the Dept. of Health.
  • Radiation Therapy - Two-year term; ARRT exam; licensed through the Dept. of Health.
  • Limited X-ray Machine Operator Permit - Two-year term, license through the State Board of Medical Licensure, proof of 12 hours of Board-approved education in radiologic technology, with 6 hours in radiation protection.

Continuing Education Required:

  • Radiologist Assistant - Mandatory 24 hours in a two-year period.
  • Radiography - Mandatory 24 hours in a two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Mandatory 24 hours in a two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.
  • Radiation Therapy - Mandatory 24 hours in a two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.
  • Limited X-ray Machine Operator Permit - Mandatory 12 hours with 6 hours in radiation protection.

Other State Practice Information:

  • Medical personnel exempt from licensure laws:
    • M.D./D.O.
    • D.D.S.
    • Chiropractors
    • Podiatrists
    • Dental Hygienists/Assistants
    • Chiropractic Assistants
    • Licensed Nurse Practitioners/ Physician Assistants
  • Venipuncture - Nothing is written in statue that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Medications - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Contrast Media - Nothing is written in statue that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Fluoroscopy - Limited x-ray machine operators cannot perform.
Continuing education requirements vary by state, so please check with your state licensing agency to confirm if there are specific required courses and if CE credits are accepted by your state. Category A and A+ credits offered through ASRT courses are accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT offers hundreds of CE courses. Visit the ASRT Store to find the continuing education you need.

Missouri  top

Statutory Reference:
n/a
Regulatory Reference:
n/a
Contact Information:
www.dhss.mo.gov
573-751-6083

Practices Licensed and Term:

Does not license personnel.

Continuing education requirements vary by state, so please check with your state licensing agency to confirm if there are specific required courses and if CE credits are accepted by your state. Category A and A+ credits offered through ASRT courses are accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT offers hundreds of CE courses. Visit the ASRT Store to find the continuing education you need.

Montana  top

Statutory Reference:
Title 37 Ch.14
Regulatory Reference:
Rule Chapter 24.404
Contact Information:

Practices Licensed and Term:

  • Radiologist Assistant - One-year term; ARRT or CBRPA exam.
  • Radiography - One-year term; state or ARRT exam.
  • Limited X-ray Machine Operator - One-year term; state exam, graduates of a minimum 104-hour board approved course or students who have completed half of a radiologic technologist program accredited by a mechanism recognized by the ARRT; can perform chest, extremities, spine, skull/sinuses (except internal auditory canal and mastoid series), abdomen, GI tract and bone densitometry exams.

Continuing Education Required:

  • Radiologist Assistant - Mandatory six hours and ARRT CE requirement.
  • Radiography - Not mandatory; only need proof of current ARRT certification.
  • Limited X-ray Machine Operator - Mandatory six hours in a one-year period.

Other State Practice Information:

  • Medical personnel exempt from licensure laws:
    • M.D./D.O.
    • D.D.S.
    • Chiropractors
    • Podiatrists
    • Dental Hygienists
  • Venipuncture - States in writing in the statute who can and cannot perform; can only be performed by registered Radiologic Technologists.
  • Medications - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Contrast Media - States in writing in the statute who can and cannot perform; can only be performed by registered radiologic technologists and radiologist assistants.
  • Fluoroscopy - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
Continuing education requirements vary by state, so please check with your state licensing agency to confirm if there are specific required courses and if CE credits are accepted by your state. Category A and A+ credits offered through ASRT courses are accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT offers hundreds of CE courses. Visit the ASRT Store to find the continuing education you need.

Nebraska  top

Statutory Reference:
Sec. 71 - 3515.01
Regulatory Reference:
Title 180 Ch. 16
Contact Information:

Practices Licensed and Term:

  • Radiography (Medical Radiographer) - Two-year term; state or ARRT exam; reciprocal if original state's standards are equivalent.
  • Limited - Two-year term; ARRT Limited Scope exam; can perform chest, extremities, skull/sinuses, spine, ankle/foot and abdomen exams.
  • Fusion Imaging - Two-year term; ARRT CT certification and Nuclear Medicine Certification from either ARRT or NMTCB.

Continuing Education Required:

  • Radiography - Mandatory 24 hours in a two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.
  • Limited - Mandatory 24 hours in a two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.

Other State Practice Information:

  • Medical personnel exempt from licensure laws:
    • M.D./D.O.
    • D.D.S.
    • Chiropractors
    • Podiatrists
    • Physician Assistants
    • Nurse Anesthetists may perform fluoroscopy with an R.T. present.
    • Dental Hygienists
  • Venipuncture - Nothing is written in statue that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Medications - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Contrast Media - States in writing in the statute who can and cannot perform; cannot be performed by Medical Radiographer or Limited Radiographer.
  • Fluoroscopy - States in writing in the statute who can and cannot perform; cannot be performed by Limited Radiographer.
Continuing education requirements vary by state, so please check with your state licensing agency to confirm if there are specific required courses and if CE credits are accepted by your state. Category A and A+ credits offered through ASRT courses are accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT offers hundreds of CE courses. Visit the ASRT Store to find the continuing education you need.

Nevada  top

Statutory Reference:
Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 459
Regulatory Reference:
Nevada Administrative Code Chapter 459
Contact Information:

Practices Licensed and Term:

  • Mammography Three-year term; ARRT exam; NOTE: It is up to the owner/controller/user (machine registrant) to ensure training commensurate with the machines of interest.

Continuing Education Required:

  • Mammography Mandatory 15 hours in three-year period; see regulations for specific CE course requirements.

Other State Practice Information:

Nevada requires mammographers to obtain a certificate of authorization from the state.

Continuing education requirements vary by state, so please check with your state licensing agency to confirm if there are specific required courses and if CE credits are accepted by your state. Category A and A+ credits offered through ASRT courses are accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT offers hundreds of CE courses. Visit the ASRT Store to find the continuing education you need.

New Hampshire  top

Statutory Reference:
RSA 125-F
Regulatory Reference:
New Hampshire Part He-P 4020,He-P 4045, He-P4047.04
Contact Information:

Practices Licensed and Term:

  • Radiation Therapist - ARRT certification.

Continuing Education Required:

  • n/a
Continuing education requirements vary by state, so please check with your state licensing agency to confirm if there are specific required courses and if CE credits are accepted by your state. Category A and A+ credits offered through ASRT courses are accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT offers hundreds of CE courses. Visit the ASRT Store to find the continuing education you need.

New Jersey  top

Statutory Reference:
Title 26 Sec 26:2D
Regulatory Reference:
Title 7 Chapter 28 Subchapter 19 New Jersey Administrative Code
Contact Information:
www.xray.nj.gov
609-984-5890

Practices Licensed and Term:

  • Radiography - Two-year term; state or ARRT exam; reciprocal if original state's standards are equivalent.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Two-year term; state, ARRT or NMTCB exam; reciprocal if original state's standards are equivalent.
  • Radiation Therapy - Two-year term; state or ARRT exam; reciprocal if original state's standards are equivalent.
  • Radiologist Assistant - Two-year term; licensed as R.T. in the state; ARRT certification.
  • Limited - Two-year term; ARRT Limited Scope exam; can perform chest, orthopedic, podiatric, urologic exams but not fluoroscopic, CT or bone densitometry exams.
  • Hybrid Fusion Imaging Technology - New category of licensure. Regulations anticipated in fall of 2014. Will allow individual with specific training and additional license to perform all portions of the fusion imaging study.

Continuing Education Required:

  • Radiography - Not specified in statute or regulation.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Not specified in statute or regulation.
  • Radiation Therapy - Not specified in statute or regulation.
  • Limited - Not specified in statute or regulation.

Other State Practice Information:

  • Medical personnel exempt from licensure laws:
    • M.D./D.O.
    • Chiropractors
    • Podiatrists
  • Venipuncture - Permitted to perform venipuncture and administer medications and contrast media in accordance with N.J.A.C. 13:35-6.20
  • Medications - Permitted to perform venipuncture and administer medications and contrast media in accordance with N.J.A.C. 13:35-6.20
  • Contrast Media - Permitted to perform venipuncture and administer medications and contrast media in accordance with N.J.A.C. 13:35-6.20
  • Fluoroscopy - Licensed Diagnostic Radiologic Technologists are permitted to assist in fluoroscopic procedures provided that a licensed physician is physically in the room and directing the procedure.
Continuing education requirements vary by state, so please check with your state licensing agency to confirm if there are specific required courses and if CE credits are accepted by your state. Category A and A+ credits offered through ASRT courses are accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT offers hundreds of CE courses. Visit the ASRT Store to find the continuing education you need.

New Mexico  top

Statutory Reference:
61-14E, NMSA 1978, et seq.
Regulatory Reference:
20.3.20 NMAC
Contact Information:
505-753-7256, Ext. 1009

Practices Licensed and Term:

  • Radiologist Assistant - Two-year term; state or ARRT exam; reciprocal if original state's standards are equivalent.
  • Radiography - Two-year term; state or ARRT exam; reciprocal if original state's standards are equivalent.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Two-year term; state or ARRT exam; reciprocal if original state's standards are equivalent.
  • Radiation Therapy - Two-year term; state or ARRT exam; reciprocal if original state's standards are equivalent.
  • Fusion Imaging - Two-year term; state or ARRT exam; reciprocal if original state's standards are equivalent.
  • Limited - Two-year term; state board approved training/experience/exam or ARRT Limited Scope exam; podiatry, orthopedic, thorax, skeletal or dental categories.

Continuing Education Required:

  • Radiologist Assistant - Mandatory 24 hours in two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.
  • Radiography - Mandatory 24 hours in two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Mandatory 24 hours in two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.
  • Radiation Therapy - Mandatory 24 hours in two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.
  • Fusion Imaging - Mandatory 24 hours in two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.
  • Limited - Mandatory 24 hours in two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.

Other State Practice Information:

  • Medical personnel exempt from licensure laws:
    • M.D./D.O.
    • D.D.S.
    • Chiropractors
    • Podiatrists
    • Dental Hygienists/Assistants
  • Venipuncture - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Medications - States in writing in the statute who can and cannot perform; cannot be performed by Limited X-ray Machine Operator.
  • Contrast Media - States in writing in the statute who can and cannot perform; cannot be performed by Limited X-ray Machine Operator.
  • Fluoroscopy - States in writing in the statute who can and cannot perform; cannot be performed by Limited X-ray Machine Operator.
Continuing education requirements vary by state, so please check with your state licensing agency to confirm if there are specific required courses and if CE credits are accepted by your state. Category A and A+ credits offered through ASRT courses are accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT offers hundreds of CE courses. Visit the ASRT Store to find the continuing education you need.

New York  top

Statutory Reference:
Article 35 Title 1 Section 3501
Regulatory Reference:
Title 10 Part 89
Contact Information:

Practices Licensed and Term:

  • Radiography - Two-year term; state or ARRT exam; reciprocal if original states standards are equivalent; Armed Forces provisions if passed ARRT exam.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Two-year term; state or NMTCB exam; reciprocal if original states standards are equivalent.
  • Radiation Therapy - Two-year term; state or ARRT exam; reciprocal if original states standards are equivalent.
  • Radiologist Assistant - RA licensed as a "Specialist Assistant"; three-year term; state or ARRT exam.

Continuing Education Required:

  • Radiography - Mandatory 48 hours in four-year period.
  • Mammography - Mandatory 48 hours in four-year period. .

Other State Practice Information:

  • Medical personnel exempt from licensure laws:
    • M.D./D.O.
    • D.D.S.
    • Chiropractors
    • Podiatrists
    • Dental hygienists
  • Venipuncture - States in writing in the statute who can and cannot perform. Special permit required from the state Department of Health.
  • Medications - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Contrast Media - R.T. may administer contrast with additional certification by the Department.
  • Fluoroscopy - States in writing in the statute who can and cannot perform.
Continuing education requirements vary by state, so please check with your state licensing agency to confirm if there are specific required courses and if CE credits are accepted by your state. Category A and A+ credits offered through ASRT courses are accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT offers hundreds of CE courses. Visit the ASRT Store to find the continuing education you need.

North Carolina  top

Statutory Reference:
n/a
Regulatory Reference:
n/a
Contact Information:

Practices Licensed and Term:

Does not license personnel.

Continuing education requirements vary by state, so please check with your state licensing agency to confirm if there are specific required courses and if CE credits are accepted by your state. Category A and A+ credits offered through ASRT courses are accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT offers hundreds of CE courses. Visit the ASRT Store to find the continuing education you need.

North Dakota  top

Statutory Reference:
N.D. Cent. Code 23-20
Regulatory Reference:
N.D. Admin Code 33-10
Contact Information:

Practices Licensed and Term:

  • Radiography (General Diagnostic Operator) - No renewal required; state, ARRT or ACRRT exam.
  • Limited (Limited X-ray Machine Operator) - No renewal required; No exam required-only passing grade/ course completion; can perform limited exams in various anatomical procedures including chest, ribs, abdomen, podiatry, skull/sinuses, extremities, spine categories.

Continuing Education Required:

  • Radiography - 24 hour 2-year mandatory. 
  • Limited - 12 hour 2-year mandatory..

Other State Practice Information:

  • Medical personnel exempt from licensure laws:
    • M.D./D.O.
    • D.D.S.
    • Chiropractors
    • Podiatrists

North Dakota requires registration by ARRT or applicants must meet state requirements for limited x-ray machine operators; no license is issued by the state.

Continuing education requirements vary by state, so please check with your state licensing agency to confirm if there are specific required courses and if CE credits are accepted by your state. Category A and A+ credits offered through ASRT courses are accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT offers hundreds of CE courses. Visit the ASRT Store to find the continuing education you need.

Ohio  top

Statutory Reference:
O.R.C. 4773 (radiologic technologist), O.R.C. 4774 (Radiologist Assistant)
Regulatory Reference:
O.A.C. 3701-72
Contact Information:

Practices Licensed and Term:

  • Radiologist Assistant - Two-year term; Ohio Medical Board or ARRT exam.
  • Radiography (Radiographer) - Two-year term; state or ARRT exam; reciprocal if original state's standards are equivalent.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Two-year term; state, ARRT or NMTCB exam; reciprocal if original state's standards are equivalent.
  • Radiation Therapy - Two-year term; state or ARRT exam; reciprocal if original state's standards are equivalent.
  • Fusion Imaging - PET/CT fusion procedures may be performed by a licensed nuclear medicine technologist or a licensed radiographer who has obtained training and demonstrated competency with the equipment and procedures. Radiopharmaceuticals may only be injected by a licensed nuclear medicine technologist or other licensed individual acting within their scope of practice. If the CT scanner operation for any other diagnostic radiographic procedures shall be operated by a licensed radiographer.
  • Limited (General X-ray Machine Operator ) - Two-year term; state exam; can perform under direct supervisor of licensed practitioner within scope of practitioner's practice.

Continuing Education Required:

  • Radiologist Assistant - Mandatory 50 hours in a two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.
  • Radiography - Mandatory 12 hours in a two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Mandatory 12 hours in a two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.
  • Radiation Therapy - Mandatory 12 hours in a two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.
  • Limited - Mandatory 12 hours in a two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.

Other State Practice Information:

  • Medical personnel exempt from licensure laws:
    • M.D./D.O.
    • Chiropractors
    • Podiatrists
    • Registered Nurses for some procedures, see O.A.C. 3701-72-04(D)
    • Dental Hygienists
    • RCIS required for some Cardiac Catheterization procedures, see O.A.C. 3701-72-04(D)
  • Venipuncture - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Medications - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Contrast Media - States in writing in the statute who can and cannot perform.
  • Fluoroscopy - States in writing in the statute who can and cannot perform.
Continuing education requirements vary by state, so please check with your state licensing agency to confirm if there are specific required courses and if CE credits are accepted by your state. Category A and A+ credits offered through ASRT courses are accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT offers hundreds of CE courses. Visit the ASRT Store to find the continuing education you need.

Oklahoma  top

Statutory Reference:
Title 59, Sections 541-541.9
Regulatory Reference:
Title 435 Chapter 60
Contact Information:

Practices Licensed and Term:

  • Radiologist Assistant - Two-year term; ARRT exam.

Continuing Education Required:

  • Radiologist Assistant - Mandatory 50 hours in two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.
Continuing education requirements vary by state, so please check with your state licensing agency to confirm if there are specific required courses and if CE credits are accepted by your state. Category A and A+ credits offered through ASRT courses are accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT offers hundreds of CE courses. Visit the ASRT Store to find the continuing education you need.

Oregon  top

Statutory Reference:
Chapter 688.405-405-688.605
Regulatory Reference:
OAR 337-001-0000 et seq.
Contact Information:
www.oregon.gov/obmi
971-673-0215

Practices Licensed and Term:

  • Radiologist Assistant - Two-year term; state or ARRT exam; able to perform fluoroscopy.
  • Radiography - Two-year term; need ARRT credential; reciprocal if original state's standards are equivalent.
  • Radiation Therapy -Two-year term; need ARRT credential; reciprocal if original state's standards are equivalent.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Two-year term; need ARRT or NMTCB credential; reciprocal if original state’s standards are equivalent.
  • Sonography - Two-year term; need ARDMS, ARRT or CCI credential; reciprocal if original state’s standards are equivalent.
  • Fusion Imaging - Two-year term; state exam; reciprocal if original state's standards are equivalent.
  • Limited - Two-year term; must graduate from Oregon Board of Medical Imaging-approved school in Oregon; must pass ARRT limited exam; can perform chest, skull/sinus, extremities, spine, podiatry, bone densitometry.

Continuing Education Required:

  • Radiologist Assistant - Must meet national registry CE requirements and maintain national registry credential.
  • Radiography - Must meet national registry CE requirements and maintain national registry credential.
  • Radiation Therapy - Must meet national registry CE requirements and maintain national registry credential.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging - Must meet national registry CE requirements and maintain national registry credential.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Mandatory 24 hours in two-year period; see regulations for specific CE course requirements.
  • Sonography - Must meet national registry CE requirements and maintain national registry credential.
  • Limited - Permit holders with one to three anatomic areas must complete 9 hours CE per year. Permit holders with four or more anatomic areas must complete 12 hours per year. CE hours total must incorporate at least two hours of radiation use and safety per year.

Other State Practice Information:

  • Medical personnel/venues exempt from licensure laws:
    • Licensed physicians (M.D., D.O., chiropractor, naturopath, podiatrist)
    • Dentists and dental hygienists and assistants
    • Students in state-approved imaging schools
    • Nurses who use sonographic equipment within their scope of practice
    • Imaging done for legitimate research or accredited educational purposes
  • Venipuncture - Nothing is written in statute stating who can or cannot perform.
  • Medications - Nothing is written in statute stating who can or cannot perform.
  • Contrast Media - Nothing is written in statute stating who can or cannot perform.
  • Fluoroscopy - Statute specifies that radiographers may perform fluoroscopy and limited x-ray permit holders cannot.
Continuing education requirements vary by state, so please check with your state licensing agency to confirm if there are specific required courses and if CE credits are accepted by your state. Category A and A+ credits offered through ASRT courses are accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT offers hundreds of CE courses. Visit the ASRT Store to find the continuing education you need.

Pennsylvania  top

Statutory Reference:
Title 49
Regulatory Reference:
Ch. 18.201
Contact Information:

Practices Licensed and Term:

  • Radiography - No renewal required; ARRT exam; license needed in M.D. office only.
  • Nuclear Medicine - No renewal required; ARRT exam; license needed in M.D. office only.
  • Radiation Therapy - No renewal required; ARRT exam; license needed in M.D. office only.
  • Limited X-ray Machine Operator - No renewal required; ARRT Limited Scope exam; can perform thorax and extremities, skull and sinus categories.

Continuing Education Required:

  • Radiography - Not specified in statute or regulation.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Not specified in statute or regulation.
  • Radiation Therapy - Not specified in statute or regulation.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Not specified in statute or regulation.
  • Limited X-ray Machine Operator - Not specified in statute or regulation.

Other State Practice Information:

Radiologist assistants may work under physician delegation.

Continuing education requirements vary by state, so please check with your state licensing agency to confirm if there are specific required courses and if CE credits are accepted by your state. Category A and A+ credits offered through ASRT courses are accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT offers hundreds of CE courses. Visit the ASRT Store to find the continuing education you need.

Rhode Island  top

Statutory Reference:
Section 42-35-4.1
Regulatory Reference:
R5 – 68.1 - RAD
Contact Information:
www.health.ri.gov
401-222-2837

Practices Licensed and Term:

  • Radiography - Two-year term; ARRT exam; reciprocal if original state's standards are equivalent.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Two-year term; NMTCB exam; reciprocal if original state's standards are equivalent.
  • Radiation Therapy - Two-year term; ARRT exam; reciprocal if original state's standards are equivalent.
  • Radiologist Assistant - Two-year term; ARRT exam, reciprocal if original state’s standards are equivalent.
  • Ninety-day graduates status to new graduates providing graduate transcripts, pending the outcome of ARRT exam.

Continuing Education Required:

  • Radiography - CE requirements met via current and valid certification through ARRT or NMTCB.
  • Nuclear Medicine - CE requirements met via current and valid certification through ARRT or NMTCB..
  • Radiation Therapy - CE requirements met via current and valid certification through ARRT or NMTCB.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Mandatory 24 hours in two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.
  • Radiologist Assistant - CE requirements met via current and valid certification through ARRT or NMTCB.

Other State Practice Information:

  • Medical personnel exempt from licensure laws:
    • M.D./D.O.
    • D.D.S.
    • Chiropractors
    • Podiatrists
    • Dental Hygienists/Assistants
    • Podiatry Assistants
  • Venipuncture - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Medications - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Contrast Media - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Fluoroscopy - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
Continuing education requirements vary by state, so please check with your state licensing agency to confirm if there are specific required courses and if CE credits are accepted by your state. Category A and A+ credits offered through ASRT courses are accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT offers hundreds of CE courses. Visit the ASRT Store to find the continuing education you need.

South Carolina  top

Statutory Reference:
Ch. 75 Sec. 44
Regulatory Reference:
 
Contact Information:
www.scrqsa.org
803-771-6141

Practices Licensed and Term:

  • Radiography - Two-year term; state or ARRT exam.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Two-year term; state or NMTCB exam.
  • Radiation Therapy - Two-year term; state or ARRT exam.
  • Cardiac Invasive Specialist - Two-year term; RCIS exam.
  • Limited Chiropractic, Limited General, Limited Bone Densitometry - Two-year term; state board-approved or ISCD exam; can perform general, chiropractic, bone densitometry categories.
  • Limited Podiatric/Chest - Two-year term; state board-approved exam; ARRT exam; can perform chest, podiatric categories.

Continuing Education Required:

  • Radiography - Mandatory 24 hours in two-year period.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Mandatory 24 hours in two-year period.
  • Radiation Therapy - Mandatory 24 hours in two-year period.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Mandatory 24 hours in two-year period.
  • Cardiac Invasive Specialist - Mandatory 24 hours in two-year period.
  • Limited Chiropractic, Limited General, Limited Bone Densitometry - Mandatory 12 hours in two-year period; see regulations for specific CE course requirements.
  • Limited Podiatric/Chest - Mandatory six hours in two-year period.

Other State Practice Information:

  • Medical personnel exempt from licensure laws:
    • M.D./D.O.
    • D.D.S.
    • Chiropractors
    • Podiatrists
    • Dental Hygienists
  • Venipuncture - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Medications - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Contrast Media - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Fluoroscopy - X-ray regulation title B from South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control states that only an ARRT registered technologist may perform fluoroscopy with a licensed practitioner.

South Carolina issues a certification to qualified applicants.

Continuing education requirements vary by state, so please check with your state licensing agency to confirm if there are specific required courses and if CE credits are accepted by your state. Category A and A+ credits offered through ASRT courses are accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT offers hundreds of CE courses. Visit the ASRT Store to find the continuing education you need.

South Dakota  top

Statutory Reference:
n/a
Regulatory Reference:
n/a
Contact Information:

Practices Licensed and Term:

Does not license personnel.

Continuing education requirements vary by state, so please check with your state licensing agency to confirm if there are specific required courses and if CE credits are accepted by your state. Category A and A+ credits offered through ASRT courses are accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT offers hundreds of CE courses. Visit the ASRT Store to find the continuing education you need.

Tennessee  top

Statutory Reference:
Title 63 Ch. 6 & 9
Regulatory Reference:
0880-5.06
Contact Information:
health.state.tn.us
800-778-4123

Practices Licensed and Term:

  • Radiologist Assistant - Two-year term; state or ARRT exam. Licensed through medical board.
  • Radiography - Two-year term; state or ARRT exam; reciprocal if original state's licensure standards are equivalent.
  • Radiation Therapy - Two-year term; state or ARRT exam.
  • Limited - Two-year term; can perform chest, extremities, skull/sinuses, lumbar spine, bone densitometry; ARRT exam.

NOTE: Personnel (except for RAs) must be licensed only if they work outside of a hospital.

Continuing Education Required:

  • Radiography - Mandatory 20 hours in two-year period; 2 credits must be related to ethics.
  • Limited - Mandatory 20 hours in two-year period; 2 credits must be related to ethics.

Other State Practice Information:

  • Medical personnel exempt from licensure laws:
    • M.D./D.O.
  • Venipuncture - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Medications - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Contrast Media - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Fluoroscopy - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.

Radiologist assistants must be “certified” by the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners to perform procedures in the physician’s office. X-ray operators in physician offices are certified by the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners or Tennessee Board of Osteopathic Examiners as “full certification” if ARRT registered or “limited certification” if the applicant meets board requirements. Chiropractic x-ray operators are regulated by the Board of Chiropractic Examiners; podiatric x-ray operators are regulated by the Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners.

Continuing education requirements vary by state, so please check with your state licensing agency to confirm if there are specific required courses and if CE credits are accepted by your state. Category A and A+ credits offered through ASRT courses are accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT offers hundreds of CE courses. Visit the ASRT Store to find the continuing education you need.

Texas  top

Statutory Reference:
Texas Occupations Code Ch. 601
Regulatory Reference:
Title 25 Part I Ch. 140.501-523
Contact Information:

Practices Licensed and Term:

  • Radiography - Two-year term; NMTCB or ARRT exam; reciprocal if original state's standards are equivalent.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Two-year term; NMTCB or ARRT exam; reciprocal if original state's standards are equivalent.
  • Radiation Therapy - Two-year term; state or ARRT exam; reciprocal if original state's standards are equivalent.
  • Limited - Two-year term; ARRT Limited Scope exam, ACRRT exam for Limited Chiropractic, CCI exam for Limited Cardiovascular; can perform skull, cardiovascular, extremities, podiatric, chest, chiropractic, spine categories.
  • Non-certified Technician (NCT) - Two-year term. Not allowed to perform dangerous or hazardous radiologic procedures; regulated by Texas Chiropractic, Podiatric, Medical or Nursing Boards

Continuing Education Required:

  • Radiography - Mandatory 24 hours in two-year period; see regulations for specific CE course requirements.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Mandatory 24 hours in two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.
  • Radiation Therapy - Mandatory 24 hours in two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Mandatory 24 hours in two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.
  • Limited - Mandatory 12 hours in two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.

Other State Practice Information:

  • Medical personnel exempt from licensure laws:
    • M.D./D.O.
    • D.D.S.
    • Chiropractors
    • Podiatrists
    • Registered Nurses
    • Dental Hygienists/Assistants
    • Non-certified Technician; radiologic procedure not identified as dangerous or hazardous
  • Venipuncture - States in writing in the statute who can and cannot perform; cannot be performed by Limited X-ray Machine Operator.
  • Medications - States in writing in the statute who can and cannot perform; cannot be performed by Limited X-ray Machine Operator or NCT.
  • Contrast Media - Rules address administration of contrast; states in writing in the statute who can and cannot perform; cannot be performed by Limited X-ray Machine Operator or NCT.
  • Fluoroscopy - Rules address who can and cannot perform; cannot be performed by Limited X-ray Machine Operator.

Texas issues a certification to qualified applicants.

Continuing education requirements vary by state, so please check with your state licensing agency to confirm if there are specific required courses and if CE credits are accepted by your state. Category A and A+ credits offered through ASRT courses are accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT offers hundreds of CE courses. Visit the ASRT Store to find the continuing education you need.

Utah  top

Statutory Reference:
Ch. 54 Sec.58-54-2
Regulatory Reference:
R156-54
Contact Information:

Practices Licensed and Term:

  • Radiography - Two-year term; may be extended or shortened to maintain established renewal cycles; ARRT exam.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Two-year term; may be extended or shortened to maintain established renewal cycles; NMTCB exam.
  • Radiation Therapy - Two-year term; may be extended or shortened to maintain established renewal cycles; ARRT exam.
  • Limited (Radiology Practical Technician) - Two-year term; may be extended or shortened to maintain established renewal cycles; ARRT Limited Scope exam; can perform core, extremities, chest, skull/sinuses or podiatric categories.
  • Bone Densitometry Equipment Operator (BDEO) - Two-year term; may be extended or shortened to maintain established renewal cycles; ARRT Limited Scope BDEO exam.
  • Radiologist Assistant - Two-year term; may be extended or shortened to maintain established renewal cycle; ARRT exam.

Continuing Education Required:

  • Radiography - Mandatory 16 hours in two-year period.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Mandatory 16 hours in two-year period.
  • Radiation Therapy - Mandatory 16 hours in two-year period.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Mandatory 16 hours in two-year period.
  • Limited - Mandatory 10 hours in two-year period.
  • Mammography - Mandatory 32 hours in two-year period.
  • Radiologist Assistant - Mandatory 50 hours in two-year period.

Other State Practice Information:

  • Medical personnel exempt from licensure laws:
    • M.D./D.O.
    • D.D.S.
    • Chiropractors
    • Podiatrists
    • Physician Assistants
    • Registered Nurses
    • Dental Hygienists/Assistants
    • Armed forces if holding a valid license
  • Venipuncture - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Medications - States in writing in the statute who can and cannot perform; cannot be performed by Radiology Practical Technician.
  • Contrast Media - States in writing in the statute who can and cannot perform; cannot be performed by Radiology Practical Technician.
  • Fluoroscopy - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform; Limited cannot perform.
Continuing education requirements vary by state, so please check with your state licensing agency to confirm if there are specific required courses and if CE credits are accepted by your state. Category A and A+ credits offered through ASRT courses are accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT offers hundreds of CE courses. Visit the ASRT Store to find the continuing education you need.

Vermont  top

Statutory Reference:
Title 26 Ch.51
Regulatory Reference:
Contact Information:

Practices Licensed and Term:

  • Radiography - Two-year term; state or ARRT exam; reciprocal if original state's standards are equivalent.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Two-year term; state or NMTCB exam; reciprocal if original state's standards are equivalent.
  • Radiation Therapy - Two-year term; state or ARRT exam; reciprocal if original state's standards are equivalent.
  • Fusion Imaging - Two-year term; state or ARRT exam; reciprocal if original state's standards are equivalent.
  • Limited - Two-year term; state board-approved or ARRT Limited Scope exam; can perform chest and extremities categories.
  • Radiologist Assistant - Two-year term; ARRT exam; certified as a R.T. by the ARRT; licensed R.T. in the state.

Continuing Education Required:

  • Radiography - Mandatory 24 hours in two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Mandatory 24 hours in two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.
  • Radiation Therapy - Mandatory 24 hours in two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.
  • Radiologist Assistant - Mandatory 50 hours in two-year period. See regulations for specific CE requirements.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Mandatory 24 hours in two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.
  • Fusion Imaging - Mandatory 24 hours in two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.
  • Limited - Mandatory 24 hours in two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.

Other State Practice Information:

  • Medical personnel exempt from licensure laws:
    • M.D./D.O.
    • D.D.S.
    • Chiropractors
    • Podiatrists
    • Dental Hygienists/Assistants
  • Venipuncture - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Medications - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Contrast Media - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Fluoroscopy - States in writing in the statute who can and cannot perform; must complete a course of instruction or demonstrate to a qualified expert the appropriate use of fluoroscopic equipment.
Continuing education requirements vary by state, so please check with your state licensing agency to confirm if there are specific required courses and if CE credits are accepted by your state. Category A and A+ credits offered through ASRT courses are accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT offers hundreds of CE courses. Visit the ASRT Store to find the continuing education you need.

Virginia  top

Statutory Reference:
Title 54.1 Ch. 2400 & 2900
Regulatory Reference:
18VAC 85-101-10
Contact Information:

www.dhp.virginia.gov/medicine/advisory/rt/

804-786-0370

Practices Licensed and Term:

  • Radiography - Two-year term; not required for persons who are employed by a state-licensed hospital; must provide proof of passage of the ARRT exam.
  • Limited - Two-year term; state board-approved or ARRT Limited Scope exam; chest/thorax, extremities, skull/sinuses, spine, podiatry; chiropractic; bone density categories. ACRRT exam for chiropractic; ISCD exam for bone densitometry.
  • Radiologist Assistant - ARRT examination; hold R.T.(R) certification by ARRT or state.

Continuing Education Required:

  • Radiography - Mandatory 24 hours in two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.
  • Limited - Mandatory 12 hours in two-year period. See regulations for specific CE course requirements.
  • Radiologist Assistant - Mandatory 50 hours in two-year period.

Other State Practice Information:

  • Medical personnel exempt from licensure laws:
    • M.D./D.O.
    • D.D.S.
    • Chiropractors
    • Podiatrists
  • Venipuncture - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Medications - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Contrast Media - States in writing in the statute who can and cannot perform; cannot be performed by a radiologic technologist - limited.
  • Fluoroscopy - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
Continuing education requirements vary by state, so please check with your state licensing agency to confirm if there are specific required courses and if CE credits are accepted by your state. Category A and A+ credits offered through ASRT courses are accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT offers hundreds of CE courses. Visit the ASRT Store to find the continuing education you need.

Washington  top

Statutory Reference:
WAC 246-926
Regulatory Reference:
RCW 18.84
Contact Information:

Practices Licensed and Term:

  • Radiologist Assistant - Two-year term; ARRT exam.
  • Radiography - Two-year term; state exam, graduation from an accredited program or ARRT exam; reciprocal if original state's standards are equivalent.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Two-year term; state exam, graduation from an accredited program or NMTCB exam; reciprocal if original state's standards are equivalent.
  • Radiation Therapy - Two-year term; state exam, graduation from an accredited program or ARRT exam; reciprocal if original state's standards are equivalent.
  • Limited - Two-year term; state board-approved exam; extremities, pelvis, chest/ribs, spine, skull, abdomen and podiatry exams.

Continuing Education Required:

  • Radiologist Assistant - Not mandatory.
  • Radiography - Not mandatory.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Not mandatory.
  • Radiation Therapy - Not mandatory.
  • Limited - Not mandatory.

Other State Practice Information:

  • Medical personnel exempt from licensure laws:
    • M.D./D.O.
    • D.D.S.
    • Chiropractors
    • Podiatrists
    • Physician Assistants
    • Registered Nurses
    • Dental Hygienists
  • Venipuncture - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Medications - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Contrast Media - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Fluoroscopy - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.

Washington issues a certification to qualified applicants. Limited x-ray machine operators are issued a registration.

Continuing education requirements vary by state, so please check with your state licensing agency to confirm if there are specific required courses and if CE credits are accepted by your state. Category A and A+ credits offered through ASRT courses are accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT offers hundreds of CE courses. Visit the ASRT Store to find the continuing education you need.

West Virginia  top

Statutory Reference:
WV Code 30-23-1 Article 23
Regulatory Reference:
11 CSR 9 (Radiologist Assistant); 18 CSR 1 (All other medical imaging practices)
Contact Information:
www.wvdhhr.org/wvbom (Radiologist Assistant); 304-558-2921
www.wvrtboard.org (All other medical imaging practices); 877-609-9869

Practices Licensed and Term:

  • Radiologist Assistant - Two years; ARRT exam.
  • Radiography - One-year term; state or ARRT exam; reciprocity considered on an individual basis.
  • Radiation Therapy - One-year term; state or ARRT exam; reciprocity considered on an individual basis.
  • Nuclear Medicine - One-year term; State, NMTCB or ARRT exam; reciprocity considered on an individual basis.
  • Limited - One-year term; can perform podiatry only (Podiatric Medical Assistant ); ASPMA exam.
  • Apprentice license - One-year term; limited number of renewals.

Continuing Education Required:

  • Radiologist Assistant - Mandatory 50 hours in a two-year period.
  • Radiography - Mandatory 24 hours in two-year period.
  • Radiation Therapy - Mandatory 24 hours in two-year period.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Mandatory 24 hours in two-year period.

Other State Practice Information:

  • Medical personnel exempt from licensure laws:
    • M.D./D.O.
    • D.D.S.
    • Chiropractor
    • Podiatrist
    • Dental assistant
    • Individual employed as a technologist in a federal facility
  • Venipuncture - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform, but is stated as part of the scope of practice for the R.R.A.
  • Medications - Nuclear medicine.
  • Contrast Media - After consultation with, and under the supervision of, a physician who is immediately and physically available.
  • Fluoroscopy - Performance of non-interpretive fluoroscopic procedures according to institutional policy permitted.
Continuing education requirements vary by state, so please check with your state licensing agency to confirm if there are specific required courses and if CE credits are accepted by your state. Category A and A+ credits offered through ASRT courses are accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT offers hundreds of CE courses. Visit the ASRT Store to find the continuing education you need.

Wisconsin  top

Statutory Reference:
Regulatory Reference:
Contact Information:

Practices Licensed and Term:

  • Radiography - Examination administered by the board; evidence of completion of course of study in radiography that has been approved by the board or an equivalent course of study, as determined by the board. Two-year term.
  • Radiation Therapy - Technologists are not licensed but have ARRT certification requirements for persons equating CT, radiation therapy equipment.
  • Limited X-ray Machine Operator Permit - examination administered by the board; evidence satisfactory to the board that the person has completed an appropriate course of study. Limited X-ray Machine Operator Permit -- Two-year license term.

Continuing Education Required:

  • Radiography - Twenty-four hours beginning with the 8/31/2014 renewal. Biennium from 9/1/even to 8/31/even. Does not apply to the biennium when license was first issued. Hours must be obtained through providers recognized by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) per RAD 5.03.
  • Radiation Therapy - Not mandatory.
  • Limited X-ray Machine Operator permit - Twenty-four hours beginning with the 8/31/2014 renewal. Biennium from 9/1/even to 8/31/even. Does not apply to the biennium when license was first issued. Hours must be obtained through providers recognized by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) per RAD 5.03.
Continuing education requirements vary by state, so please check with your state licensing agency to confirm if there are specific required courses and if CE credits are accepted by your state. Category A and A+ credits offered through ASRT courses are accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The ASRT offers hundreds of CE courses. Visit the ASRT Store to find the continuing education you need.

Wyoming  top

Statutory Reference:
W.S. 33-37-101-113
Regulatory Reference:
 
Contact Information:

Practices Licensed and Term:

  • Radiologist Assistant - Two-year term; ARRT exam; no specific provisions for RA practice.
  • Radiography - Two-year term; state or ARRT exam; reciprocal if original state's standards are equivalent.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Two-year term; state or NMTCB exam; reciprocal if original state's standards are equivalent.
  • Radiation Therapy - Two-year term; state or ARRT exam; reciprocal if original state's standards are equivalent.
  • Limited - One-year term; state board-approved exam; skull/sinuses/spine; chest; upper & lower extremities; pectoral girdle excluding pelvis; podiatric; bone densitometry categories.
  • Special License for students if hardship or emergency conditions exist; good for one year; nonrenewable.

Continuing Education Required:

  • Radiologist Assistant - No specific provisions for RA practice.
  • Radiography - Not mandatory.
  • Nuclear Medicine - Not mandatory.
  • Radiation Therapy - Not mandatory.
  • Limited - Not mandatory.

Other State Practice Information:

  • Medical personnel exempt from licensure laws:
    • M.D./D.O.
    • D.D.S.
    • Chiropractors
    • Podiatrists
    • Physician Assistants
    • Registered Nurses - advanced practice
  • Venipuncture - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.
  • Medications - States in writing in the statute who can and cannot perform; cannot be performed by Limited X-ray Machine Operator.
  • Contrast Media - States in writing in the statute who can and cannot perform; cannot be performed by Limited X-ray Machine Operator.
  • Fluoroscopy - Nothing is written in statute that states an R.T. can or cannot perform.

Note: The items contained in the state links are provided for information purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. Nothing provided herein should be accepted as a substitute for legal advice provided by a licensed attorney in your state, nor is the information a substitute for the interpretation by the state authorities having jurisdiction over the subject matter.