State License and Certificate Requirements

You may need a state license of certificate before you can work in a specific career in your state. Different states may also have different education and experience requirements, fees and application forms. The good news - we make it super easy to find what you need to begin your new career. Just select a job type and enter your zip code to get started.

Radiologic Technologists

Alaska
Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing
Third-party exam required
Continuing education required
No mention of certification
Specific course required
Experience
Phone Number
(907)-465-2781
Address
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau
Alaska
99811

Practical Radiologic Technologist (Certification)

Arizona
Both state and third-party exams required
Continuing education required
Certification my substitute for license requirements
Specific course required
Experience
Requirement Details

Major Requirements for Certification:

Limited Practical Radiologic Technologist (601 Certifications) - Limited to radiography of the chest or extremities and not including the use of fluoroscopy and the use of contrast media.

1) At least 18 years of age;
2) Completed high school or equivalent;
3)Completed a Board-approved program of limited practical technology in radiology, which includes 80 hours of instruction from qualified instructors in the following subjects: radiation safety, conventions in densitometry, densitometry techniques, anatomy, precision and accuracy, quality control, osteoporosis overview, and understanding data;
4)Passed an examination approved by the Board

Fees:
Certification Fee: Initial - $60; Renewal (expiring on birthday on even or odd year depending on first initial of last name -- A through M (even year); L through Z (odd year) - $60

Practical Radiologic Technologist in Podiatry (70 Certifications) -- Limited to radiography of the foot and leg

By Exam:

1)At least 18 years of age;
2) High School degree or its equivalent;
3) Completed a Board-approved program of limited practical technology in radiology, which includes 80 hours of instruction from qualified instructors in the following subjects: radiation safety, conventions in densitometry, densitometry techniques, anatomy, precision and accuracy, quality control, osteoporosis overview, and understanding data;
4) Pass an exam approved by the Board
5)

By Consideration:
1) Board may accept, in lieu of its own examination, a valid certificate issued on the basis of an examination by a certificate-granting body recognized by the American Medical Association or the American Osteopathic Association, or a certificate, registration or license issued by another state if that state's standards for certification, registration or licensure are satisfactory to the board.

Phone Number
(602)-255-4855
Address
4814 S 40th Street
Phoenix
Arizona
85040

Radiologic Technologist (Certification)

Arizona
Third-party exam required
Continuing education required
No mention of certification
Degree required
Experience
Requirement Details

Radiologic Technologist (5327 Certifications)

Major Requirements for License:
1) At least 18 years of age.
2) Successfully completed or obtained a four-year course of study in a secondary school approved by the board or an equivalent board approved course of study in addition to a course of study at a school of radiologic technology approved by the board.

Fees:
Certification Fee: Initial - $60; Renewal (expiring on birthday on even or odd year depending on first initial of last name -- A through M (even year); L through Z (odd year) - $60

Mammography Technologist (740 Certifications)

Major Requirements for Certification:

1) Hold a current radiologic technologist certificate issued by the board.
2) Complete 40 hours of didactic instruction and at least 160 hours of clinical instruction taught by a facility accredited by the American College of Radiology or licensed by this state.
3) Have interpreted or reviewed an average of 300 mammograms per year during the preceding
two years or have completed a radiology residency that included mammogram image interpretation;
4) Pass an exam in mammography administered by either the board or by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

Fees:
Application -- $20
Certification Fee: Initial (2 Years) - $60; Renewal (expiring on birthday on even or odd year depending on first initial of last name -- A through M (even year); L through Z (odd year) - $60

Continuing Education: 15 hours every three years

Phone Number
(602)-255-4855
Address
4814 S 40th Street
Phoenix
Arizona
85040

Radiologist Assistant (Certification)

Arizona
Third-party exam required
Continuing education required
No mention of certification
Degree required
Experience
Requirement Details

Major Requirements for Certification (started January 2009):

1) At least 18 years of age;
2) Baccalaureate degree or postbaccalaureate certificate from an advanced academic program that encompasses a nationally recognized radiologist assistant curriculum that includes a radiologist-directed clinical preceptorship.

Fees:
Certification Fee: Initial - $60; Renewal (expiring on birthday on even or odd year depending on first initial of last name -- A through M (even year); L through Z (odd year) - $60

Phone Number
(602)-255-4855
Address
4814 S 40th Street
Phoenix
Arizona
85040

Licensed Technologist License (LTL)

Arkansas
Radiation Control Section
Third-party exam required
Continuing education required
No mention of certification
Specific course required
Experience
Requirement Details

Licensed Technologist Licensees, while under the supervision of a Licensed Practitioner, operate medical equipment emitting ionizing radiation for human diagnostic purposes and may perform specific radiologic procedures and exams identified by a specific license for human diagnostic purposes. These individuals have had no formal didactic or clinical training. Licensed Technologist Licensees are individuals who were grandfathered in under Act 1071 of 1999. *New Licensed Technologist Licenses are no longer issued. Requirements: Must have applied for grandfather provision before July 1, 2000. License fee: $125.00for Limited Scope Examination, $45.00 for one license fee category, and $65.00 for more than one category.

Phone Number
(501)-661-2301
Address
5800 West 10th Street, Suite 401
Freeway Medical Tower Building
Little Rock
Arkansas
72204

Limited Licensed Technologist (LLT) / Limited Licensed X-ray Technologist

Arkansas
Radiation Control Section
Third-party exam required
Continuing education required
No mention of certification
Specific course required
Experience
Requirement Details

Limited Licensed Technologists, while under the supervision of a Licensed Practitioner, operate medical equipment emitting ionizing radiation for human diagnostic purposes for radiographic eamination of the chest or skeletal areas. They are only allowed to perform radiographic exams in the categories they have passes in the Limited Scope of Practice in Radiography examination, excluding fluoroscopy and contrast studies. Requirements: Must be at least 18 years old, must be a high school graduate, and must have passed the Limited Scope Examination in either chest, extremity, skull/sinus, spine and/or podiatry.

Phone Number
(501)-661-2301
Address
5800 West 10th Street, Suite 401
Freeway Medical Tower Building
Little Rock
Arkansas
72204

Radiologic Technologist (Radiographer)

Arkansas
Radiation Control Section
State exam required
Continuing education required
No mention of certification
Degree required
Experience
Requirement Details

Radiologic Technologists use medical equipment emitting ionizing radiation for human diagnostic purposes under the supervision of a Licensed Practitioner. A Radiologic Technologist License is a license for individuals who have graduated from an accredited Radiologic Technology School and passed the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Radiography national registry examination. They are authorized to perform all types of radiography studies, including Computed Tomography, Mammography, Special Procedures and Bone Densitometry. Requirements: 1) Must have graduated from an accredited Radiologic Technology School. 2) Must have passed the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Radiography national registry examination. Written examination required. License fee: $45.00 for one category, $65.00 for more than one category

Phone Number
(501)-661-2301
Address
5800 West 10th Street, Suite 401
Freeway Medical Tower Building
Little Rock
Arkansas
72204

Radiologist Assistant/Radiology Practioner Assistant

Arkansas
Third-party exam required
Continuing education required
No mention of certification
Specific course required
Experience
Requirement Details

Radiologist Assistants/Radiology Practitioner Assistants work under the supervision of a radiologist to provide patient care. They take a leading role in patient management and assessment. Although each radiologist assistant's responsibilities will vary, a few of the procedures include assisting radiologists with invasive procedures, performing fluoroscopy for noninvasive procedures under direct supervision of the radiologist, placing nasoenteric and oroenteric feeding tubes in uncomplicated patients, and performing selected peripheral venous diagnostic procedures. Requirements: 1) Must pass the Registered Radiologist Assistant examination by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. 2) Must be at least 18 years of age. 3) Must complete a criminal background check. 4) Must provide the names and signatures of the supervising and alternate supervising radiation practitioners licensed to practice in the State of Arkansas who agree to supervision of the Radiologist Assistant or the Radiology Practitioner Assistant. 5) Must provide a practice-specific document delineating the specific procedures and tasks to be performed by the Radiologist Assistant or the Radiology Practitioner Assistant in each facility utilized, including the level of supervision to be provided by the supervision licensed radiation practitioners. Examination required. Initial licensure fee: $75.00, License Renewal fee (annual): $60.00

Phone Number
(501)-296-1802
Address
1401 West Capitol Ave., Suite 340
Little Rock
Arkansas
72201

California Radiologic Technologist (CRT)

California
Radiologic Health Branch
Third-party exam required
Continuing education required
No mention of certification
Degree required
Experience
Requirement Details

Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT) certificates and permits are issued by the California Department of Public Health-Radiologic Health Branch (CDPH-RHB) to non-licentiates of the Healing Arts that use x-ray in medical treatment and/or diagnosis of illness.

CERTIFICATES AND PERMITS
Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist Certificate
Therapeutic Radiologic Technologist Certificate
Mammographic Radiologic Technologist Certificate
Radiologic Technologist Fluoroscopy Permit

FEES
Application Fee: $112.00 per category
Renewal Fee: $ 104.00 per category (two-year renewal period)
Examination Fee: Determined by American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
(1) Submission of required application form, non-refundable application fee and (2) Diploma or certificate from CDPH-RHB-approved California Radiologic Technology School or evidence of current ARRT certification in either radiography or radiation therapy.

EXAMINATIONS
CDPH-RHB approved examinations are required for all applicants. For the Diagnostic, Therapeutic and Mammographic CRT, evidence of successful passing of the ARRT examination in the applicable subject category will be accepted in lieu of the required examination. All applicants must take the Fluoroscopy examination. Examinations are administered by ARRT on behalf of CDPH-RHB. ARRT determines examination fees. PearsonVue Testing Centers are located throughout the United States.

SPECIAL LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
CRT authorization is valid only under the supervision of an X-ray Supervisor and Operator. Fluoroscopy Permit requires an active Diagnostic CRT. Mammographic CRT requires an active Diagnostic CRT.

REGULATORY AUTHORITY
California Code of Regulations, Title 17 (17 CCR), sections 30440-30455.
Health and Safety Code (HSC) sections 106955-107111.

Phone Number
(916)-327-5106
Address
P.O. Box 997414
Mail station 7610
Sacramento
California
95899

X-ray Supervisor and Operator Certificate/Permit

California
Radiologic Health Branch
Third-party exam required
Continuing education required
No mention of certification
Specific course required
Experience
Requirement Details

Supervisor and Operator Certificates and Permits are issued to licentiates of the Healing Arts in the following fields: Medical physicians and surgeons, osteopathic physicians and surgeons, podiatrists and chiropractors.

CERTIFICATES AND PERMITS
Radiology Supervisor and Operator Certificate
Fluoroscopy Supervisor and Operator Permit
Radiography Supervisor and Operator Permit
Dermatology Permit

FEES
Application Fee: $ 127.00 per category
Renewal Fee: $ 104.00 per category (two-year renewal period)

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Radiology Supervisor and Operator Certificate:

(1) Submission of required application form, non-refundable application fee and (2) Provide evidence of certification by the American Board of Radiology or the American Osteopathic Board of Radiology.

Examination is not required for Radiology Supervisor and Operator applicants that meet the above criteria.

Supervisor and Operator Permits:
(1) Submission of required application form, non-refundable application fee and (2) Provide evidence of one of the following valid California healing arts licenses: (a) Physician and surgeon, (b) Osteopathic physician and surgeon, (c) Podiatrist or (d) Chiropractor.

Candidates must pass CDPH-RHB approved examinations in the category for which the application was submitted as well as radiation protection and safety.

EXAMINATIONS
Examinations are administered by ARRT on behalf of CDPH-RHB. ARRT determines examination fees. PearsonVue Testing Centers are located throughout the United States.

REGULATORY AUTHORITY
California Code of Regulations, Title 17 (17 CCR), sections 30460-30468.
Health and Safety Code (HSC), section 114870(e).

Phone Number
(916)-327-5106
Address
P.O. Box 997414
Mail station 7610
Sacramento
California
95899

X-ray, Limited Permit Technician (LP)

California
Radiologic Health Branch
Third-party exam required
Continuing education required
No mention of certification
Degree required
Experience
Requirement Details

X-Ray Technician (XT) Limited Permits are issued to individuals to conduct radiologic technology limited to the performance of certain procedures or the application of X-rays to specific areas of the human body.

PERMIT CATEGORIES
Permits are issued in the following categories:
(a) Chest radiography, (b) Dental laboratory radiography, (c) Dermatology X-ray therapy,
(d) Extremities radiography, (e) Gastrointestinal radiography, (f) Genitourinary radiography,
(g) Leg-podiatric radiography, (h) Skull radiography, (i) Torso-skeletal radiography, and
(j) X-ray bone densitometry.

FEES
Application Fee: $ 112.00 per category
Renewal Fee: $ 104.00 per category (two-year renewal period)

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
(1) Submission of required application form, non-refundable application fee and (2) For each permit category requested submit either (a) A limited permit X-ray technician school graduation diploma or certificate in the limited permit category applied for or (b) A resume showing that education, training and clinical experience is equivalent to the limited permit X-ray technician school curriculum in the limited permit category applied for.

For authorization to perform procedures involving digital radiography upon issuance of the limited permit, documents must be submitted showing completion of instruction in digital radiologic technology.

EXAMINATIONS
CDPH-RHB approved examinations are required for all applicants. Applicants must pass examinations in (1) radiation protection and safety and (2) radiologic technology for each permit category applied for.

Examinations are administered by ARRT on behalf of CDPH-RHB. ARRT determines examination fees. PearsonVue Testing Centers are located throughout the United States.

REGULATORY AUTHORITY
California Code of Regulations, Title 17 (17 CCR), sections 30442-30447.
Health and Safety Code (HSC), sections 106955-107111.

Phone Number
(916)-327-5106
Address
P.O. Box 997414
Mail station 7610
Sacramento
California
95899

Radiologic Technologists

Colorado
Third-party exam required
Continuing education required
No mention of certification
Specific course required
Experience
Requirement Details

Description: Radiologic technologists registered or certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists or Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board do not need additional licensing or registration in Colorado. Operation of X-ray machines

Phone Number
(303)-692-3448
Address
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver
Colorado
80246

Radiographer

Connecticut
Health Care Systems Branch
Third-party exam required
Continuing education required
No mention of certification
Specific course required
Experience
Requirement Details

An applicant for licensure must meet the following requirements:
Successful completion of a course of study in radiologic technology in a program which, at the time of completion, was accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), or a course of study deemed equivalent to such accredited program by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)

Successful completion of the examination in Radiography or Radiation Therapy Technology of the ARRT.

Phone Number
(860)-509-7603
Address
410 Capitol Avenue
P.O.Box 340308
Hartford
Connecticut
06134

Medical Radiographer

Delaware
Division of Public Health
Third-party exam required
Continuing education required
No mention of certification
Specific course required
Experience
Requirement Details

Medical Radiographer - Please see the following website for complete details:
www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph

Phone Number
(302)-744-4556
Address
Jesse Cooper Memorial Building
417 Federal Street
Dover
Delaware
19903

Radiographer

Hawaii
Indoor and Radiological Health Branch
Third-party exam required
Continuing education required
No mention of certification
Specific course required
Experience
Requirement Details

DESCRIPTION OF OCCUPATION: A Radiographer utilizes x-ray devices to image anatomical structures for the purpose of medical diagnosis, as prescribed by a physician. The practice is conducted with strict adherence to the principles of radiation protection. REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSING:Professional requirements: Be current member with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) which includes 24 Category A or A+ continuing education credits.EXAMINATIONS:ARRT National Board ExamAPPLICATION AND FEES: $0 for application for one type of Radiologic Technologist; $5.00 for each additional type.OTHER:There were 1,405 licenses currently active as of January 1, 2020. ~ revised 08/24/2020

Phone Number
(808)-586-4700
Address
99-945 Halawa Valley St
Aiea
Hawaii
96701

DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING SPECIALIST

Illinois
No exam
No continuing education requirement
No mention of certification
No education required
Experience
Requirement Details

A person who possesses the knowledge, training and experience to apply the principles of radiological physics to diagnostic X-ray applications. This involves implementation and maintenance of a comprehensive radiation protection program, to include annual performance evaluations of X-ray equipment and assurance that such equipment is being maintained and operated in accordance with standards established by the agency.

Phone Number
(217)-785-0229
Address
110 East Adams Street
Springfield
Illinois
62701

RADIOGRAPHER, INDUSTRIAL

Illinois
Third-party exam required
Continuing education required
No mention of certification
Specific course required
Experience
Requirement Details

An individual who uses radioactive materials, or radiation producing machines to perform examination of macroscopic structures in fabricated materials or processes.

Phone Number
(217)-785-0229
Address
110 East Adams Street
Springfield
Illinois
62701

RADIOGRAPHER, MEDICAL

Illinois
Third-party exam required
Continuing education required
No mention of certification
Specific course required
Experience
Requirement Details

A person, other than a licensed practitioner, who, while under the supervision of a licensed practitioner, applies X-radiation to any part of the human body and who, in conjunction with radiation studies, may administer contrast agents and related drugs for diagnostic purposes.

Phone Number
(217)-785-0229
Address
110 East Adams Street
Springfield
Illinois
62701

RADIOGRAPHER, MEDICAL (LIMITED)

Illinois
Third-party exam required
Continuing education required
No mention of certification
Specific course required
Experience
Requirement Details

A person, other than a licensed practitioner, who, while under the supervision of a licensed practitioner, applies X-radiation to limited parts of the human body for diagnostic purposes. The categories of limited accreditation are: chest, extremities, spine, and skull and sinuses.

Phone Number
(217)-785-0229
Address
110 East Adams Street
Springfield
Illinois
62701

THERAPEUTIC RADIOLOGICAL PHYSICIST

Illinois
Third-party exam required
Continuing education required
No mention of certification
Specific course required
Experience
Requirement Details

A person who possesses the knowledge, training and experience to apply the principles of radiological physics to therapeutic X-ray applications. This involves implementation and maintenance of a comprehensive radiation protection program, to include annual performance evaluations of therapeutic X-ray equipment and assurance that such equipment is being maintained and operated in accordance with standards established by the agency.

Phone Number
(217)-785-0229
Address
110 East Adams Street
Springfield
Illinois
62701