Medical Radiologic Technologist Certification Program Apply for a New License - Examination

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Holders of temporary certificates, limited or general, may take the appropriate examination provided the person complies with the requirements of 25 TAC, Chapter 143, §143.8.

Approved examination for the general certificate. A general certificate shall be issued upon successful completion of the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) examination or the appropriate examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). The three disciplines are radiography, nuclear medicine technology, and radiation therapy. Determination of the appropriate examination shall be made on the basis of the type of educational program completed by the general temporary certificate holder.

Approved examination for the limited certificate. An approval letter requesting the limited certification fee shall be issued upon successful completion of the appropriate examination, as follows:

  • Skull--the ARRT examination for the limited scope of practice in radiography (skull);
  • Chest--the ARRT examination for the limited scope of practice in radiography (chest);
  • Spine--the ARRT examination for the limited scope of practice in radiography (spine);
  • Extremities--the ARRT examination for the limited scope of practice in radiography (extremities);
  • Chiropractic--the ARRT examinations for the limited scope of practice in radiography (spine and extremities);
  • Podiatric--the ARRT examination for the limited scope of practice in radiography (podiatry); or
  • Ccardiovascular--the Cardiovascular Credentialing International invasive registry examination.

Applicants approved for the limited certification examination will be allowed three attempts to pass the examination. The three attempts must be made within a three-year period of time. When either three unsuccessful attempts have been made or three years have expired, the individual is no longer considered eligible under this section. To be eligible for an additional examination the applicant must submit documentation indicating completion of remedial activities. The fourth attempt must occur within the one-year period following the third unsuccessful attempt. Those failing the fourth attempt, or waiting longer than one year following the third unsuccessful attempt, shall only become eligible by re-entering and completing an approved limited certification program. Upon the applicant's successful completion of the examination, the department shall issue an approval letter for the limited certificate.

To read in detail, please refer to the rules on the right hand side. Click on, "Rules/Regulations".

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Last updated April 16, 2010