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



Education and Experience required for Certification

Temporary Certificate

  • High school graduate or the equivalent.
  • Graduate (or within 28 calendar days of graduating) from an accredited or approved education program in radiologic technology.

Items to submit in order to Upgrade

  • Application
  • $32.00 fee
  • ARRT Certification or LMRT exam score (your license will not be upgraded until you fax or email this documentation)

Fax: (512) 834-6677 Attn: MRT Program

Upgrade Your License Online through the Regulatory Services Online Licensing System

  • You will first create a new user account – then you will be able to login and upgrade your license.
  • Once you submit an online application, your fees and information will be processed within 3 business days and routed electronically to the DSHS Medical Radiologic Technologist Certification Program.

General or Limited Certificate

  • Qualify for and hold a temporary certificate
  • Graduate from an accredited education program in radiologic technology or an approved limited medical radiologic technology program
  • Pass an examination approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services

Limited certificates are issued in the following categories:

  • Skull
  • Cardiovascular
  • Extremities
  • Podiatric
  • Chest
  • Chiropractic
  • Spine


Non-Certified Technicians (NCTs)

The Medical Radiologic Technologist Certification Program maintains a registry of persons who have completed an approved NCT training program.

Non-certified technicians (NCTs) are defined as persons performing radiologic procedures (x-rays) for medical purposes, who are not DSHS-certified medical radiologic technologists (MRTs) or limited medical radiologic technologists (LMRTs).

NCTs will not be allowed to perform dangerous or hazardous radiologic procedures.

§140.519 Registry of Non-Certified Technicians
(c) Initial placement on the registry. In order to be listed on the registry for the first time, the information described in subsection (b) of this section shall be reported to the department by the training program approved under §140.518 or §140.522 of this title after the person's successful completion of the training. A person who has completed all the training program through previously completed courses in accordance with §140.518 of this title may apply directly to the department within two years of completion of the course to be placed on the registry upon receipt of an application and required fee.

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has identified dangerous or hazardous procedures (Click on the link at right hand side of the menu, titled, "Applications and Forms").

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Last updated October 20, 2014