State RT Registries
All US States have departments which regulate Radiologic Technologist activity within the state. Some states have specific X-ray CE requirements. Check with your state’s registry to confirm exact requirements.
4814 S. 40th Street
Phoenix AZ 85040
See our Arizona page for more info.
Arkansas Dept of Health
4815 W. Markham, Slot 30
Little Rock, AR 72205
See our Arkansas page for more info.
California Department of Public Health
Radiologic Health Branch – Certification
PO Box 997414 MS #7610
Sacramento CA 95899-7414
See our California page for more info.
Colorado Dept of Public Health and Environment
HMWMD-Radiation Control Program
X-Ray Certification Unit
4300 Cherry Creek Dr So #B2
Denver CO 80246-1530
There are no state-specific CE requirements for radiologic technologists working in Colorado. According to the CDPHE, limited license operators who use X-ray machines must have ARRT certification. To maintain ARRT certification, techs need to complete 24 CE credits every two years and pay the applicable fees. Besides, technologists specializing in mammography and bone densitometry are required to pass the appropriate examinations and complete registration with the ARRT. The Colorado Society of Radiologic Technologists (CSRT) has additional resources and job opportunities for radiology techs in the state.
Connecticut Dept of Public Health
410 Capitol Ave. MS #12APP
PO Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134
See our Connecticut page for more info.
Delaware Division of Public Health
Office of Radiation Control
417 Federal Street
Dover DE 19901
There are no specific CE requirements in the State of Delaware. National credentialing organizations such as ARRT, NMTCB, CCI, and ISCD are acceptable for Delaware certification. The Delaware Office of Radiation Control issues certificates to radiologic technologists valid for a period of 3 years. Renewal of certification is based on proof that an RT’s national credentials are valid. Maintaining credentials with the ARRT requires technologists to earn 24 CE credits every two years. The Delaware Society of Radiology Professionals has a Facebook page with useful information for radiographers practicing in the state.
Florida Dept of Health
Certification Office for EMT/Paramedic/RAD Tech/RA/Med Phys
4052 Bald Cypress Way Bin C85
Tallahassee FL 32399-3285
See our Florida page for more information.
Hawaii Radiologic Technology Board
591 Ala Moana Blvd Rm #133
Honolulu HI 96813-4921
Radiographers licensed after January 1, 1999, require 24 continuing education credits in the preceding biennium to renew a license issued by the Hawaii State Department of Health. Radiologic technologists who have met ARRT CE requirements are deemed to have met the continuing education requirements of the state for license renewal. RTs must maintain proof of participation in CE activities and attest to this at the time of license renewal. The documentation should be maintained for the preceding biennium and provided to the board upon request. A sample of radiologic technologists is chosen for verification of CE documentation each year. Failure to submit documentation of acceptable CE credits is grounds for suspension or revocation of the radiographer’s license to practice in Hawaii. The Hawaii Society of Radiologic Technologists (HSRT) is a non-profit organization that offers opportunities for continuing education and establishing connections with fellow radiographers.
1035 Outer Park Drive
Springfield IL 62704
Any person using X-rays on human subjects in the state of Illinois is required to be licensed. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) issues licenses to radiologic technologists working in the state. To obtain Illinois accreditation, 24 hours of continuing education are required every 2 years for medical radiographers, nuclear medicine technologists, and radiation therapy technologists. Limited license holders require 12 CE hours. Radiology assistants require 50 CE credits every 2 years. In addition, valid ARRT registration is required if you are employed in Illinois. ARRT credentials need to be renewed annually and 24 CE credits are needed every biennium. Membership of the Illinois State Society of Radiologic Technologists (ISSRT), although not mandatory, can be a useful resource for radiographers in the state.
Indiana State Dept of Health
Medical Radiology Services, 4th Floor Selig
2 North Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN 46204-3003
The Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (PLA) allows radiographers to renew their license and update contact information online. There are no state-specific continuing education requirements for radiologic technologists working in Indiana. The Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists (ISRT) was established in 1939 with a mission to provide education and advocacy to medical imaging professionals. Members of the society receive opportunities for continuing education, networking, and leadership development.
Iowa Dept of Public Health
Bureau of Radiological Health
Lucas State Office Building 5th Floor
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines IA 50319
See our Iowa page for more info.
Kansas State Board of Healing Arts
235 S. Topeka Blvd.
See our Kansas page for more info.
Kentucky Board of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy
125 Holmes Street, Suite 320
Frankfort, KY 40601
The KBMIRT enforces continuing education requirements in the state. All licensees are required to obtain a minimum of 24 continuing education units per biennium. Limited license X-ray machine operators must obtain at least 12 CEUs per biennium. Renewal occurs every two years and CE must be related to the licensee’s area of practice. Each CEU shall be earned by participating in 50 contact minutes of an approved educational program. Academic courses for CE equivalency are based on 1 credit hour equal to 15 CE credits. Credit is not granted for repeat instruction of the same course in the same biennium. The licensee is responsible for reporting CE units and submitting documents to the Board upon request. CE documentation must be maintained for the current and prior biennium. A random selection of licensees are audited each year and are required to furnish documentation of completed CE units to the KBMIRT. The Kentucky Society of Radiologic Technologists (KSRT) offers regular membership at $40 per year and discounted student membership at $20 per year. Members benefit from events such as student seminars and annual meetings that qualify for CE credits.
Louisiana State Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners
3108 Cleary Avenue, Suite 207
Metairie LA 70002
Continuing education requirements for radiologic technologists in Louisiana are 24 hours per two-year period for general radiographers, nuclear medicine technologists, and radiation therapy technologists. The CE activity must be related to the licensee’s area of practice. The license renewal period begins on March 1 and ends on May 31 each year. Licensees must complete 24 CE credits between June 1 and May 31 of the preceding two years. There is no probation period. If a license is not renewed before May 31, it expires and it is then illegal to work as a radiologic technologist in Louisiana. The Louisiana Society of Radiologic Technologists offers opportunities for CE credits to X-ray techs employed in the state.
207-624-8626 or 207-624-8603
Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners
State House Station #35
Augusta ME 04333
Radiologic technologists employed in Maine require 24 CE credits related to the licensee’s profession every two years. Licenses are issued for a biennium. There is a fixed renewal date of August 31 in even years. The renewal fee is $100. Online submission of a renewal application should not be construed as an automatic renewal of the license. The Department will verify that all conditions for renewal have been met, including 24 hours of CE as per Board rules, before a renewed license is issued. The Maine Society of Radiologic Technologists offers membership to licensed technologists at $25 per year. Members can benefit from networking opportunities and annual educational conferences.
Maryland Board of Physicians
4201 Patterson Ave.
PO Box 2571
Baltimore MD 21215-0002
Licenses issued to radiographers, nuclear medicine technologists, radiation therapists, and radiologist assistants in Maryland expire on April 30 of odd years. In order to maintain an active Maryland license, technologists must mail in a renewal application to the Board along with the renewal fee of $161. Payment must be made online through Visa or MasterCard credit cards. Checks, money order, and American Express card payments are no longer accepted. To satisfy Maryland CE requirements for X-ray techs, the licensee must certify that they have earned at least 24 hours of approved continuing education in relevant subjects during the 2-year period preceding license expiration. Current registration with the ARRT or active certification by NMTCB satisfies Maryland CE requirements. Radiologist assistants must earn 50 CE credits in the preceding biennium. If a technologist is randomly selected for audit, they are required to send continuing education documentation to the board by the date indicated on the pop-up during the online renewal process. The Maryland Society of Radiologic Technologists offers resources, job listings, and leadership development programs along with memorabilia to its members. Membership benefits also include educational opportunities, preferred rates at events and meetings, and advocacy for the profession.
MA Dept of Public Health
Radiation Control Program
Schrafft Center Suite 1M2A 529 Main St.
Charlestown MA 02129
See our Massachusetts page for more info.
Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
611 W. Ottawa, PO Box 30004
Lansing, MI 48909
Radiologic technologists in Michigan who perform mammographic examinations are required to meet general requirements, mammography requirements, continuing education requirements, and continuing experience requirements. Technologists must comply with ARRT CE requirements for the imaging modality in which services are performed. For example, CT operators must earn credits pertinent to CT. Michigan CE requirements are for mammographers to complete 15 CE hours in the last 36 months and 200 exams in the last 24 months. License renewal is every three years. The Michigan Society of Radiologic Technologists (MSRT) holds conferences and offers student leadership development programs. Membership perks also include CE offerings and access to educational resources.
Minnesota Department of Health
Indoor Environments and Radiation Sect, X-ray Unit
PO Box 64497
St. Paul, MN 55164-0497
Radiology CE state regulations in Minnesota is for mandatory 24 hours in a two-year period. The Minnesota Society of Radiologic Technologists (MNSRT) offers educational conferences and symposiums as well as other learning opportunities and social mixers for its members. The membership fee is $40 per year.
Mississipppi State Department of Health
Professional Licensure Division
PO Box 1700
Jackson MS 39215-1700
CE requirements for radiographers and nuclear medicine technologists employed in Mississippi are 24 hours of ARRT-approved activities per two-year term. The Mississippi Society of Radiologic Technologists (MSRT) is an affiliate of the ASRT and advocates for radiologic technologists working in the state. Active membership costs $30 annually for registered radiologic technologists. Members benefit from networking and employment opportunities, conferences, awards, and competitions. Continuing education seminars are also offered periodically.
Board of Radiologic Technologists
301 S Park 4th Floor
PO Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620
X-ray techs employed in Montana must renew their license annually between the regular renewal dates of December 1 through February 1 or late renewal online until March 18. The active license renewal fee is $75 and the late fee is $75. Limited permit holders can renew their license by paying the fee of $60. Continuing education requirements for Montana radiologic technologists are evidence of current ARRT certification, which requires 24 CE credits per biennium. The Montana Society of Radiologic Technologists offers one-year membership for $20 and two-year membership for $35. The annual conference has several interesting presentations for X-ray techs.
PO Box 94986
Lincoln NE 68509-4986
Medical radiographers and limited license radiographers in Nebraska must complete 24 hours of continuing education every two years in topics related to medical radiography and related subjects. License renewal occurs every two years. The Nebraska Society of Radiologic Technologists (NSRT) holds an annual conference and competitions for its members.
Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health
Radiation Control Program
675 Fairview Drive, Suite 218
Carson City, NV 89701
The Nevada DPBH does not license radiologic personnel. However, it does perform certification of operators for mammography radiation producing machines. Mammographers must earn 15 CE credits with at least 6 CE credits in the specific modality used by the technologist. Certificates of authorization are renewed every 3 years. The Nevada Society of Radiologic Technologists (NVSRT) holds annual conferences, educational symposiums, and meetings and offers networking opportunities to imaging professionals in their local chapter affiliates. Member are also offered affordable CE activities.
New Jersey Dept of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Radiological Health
PO Box 415
Trenton NJ 08625
The State of New Jersey issues licenses to radiologic technologists in eight disciplines. Licenses are valid for a maximum of two years from the date of issue or January 1 of odd years and expire on December 31 of even years. Technologists are required to maintain active valid certification by the ARRT which requires earning 24 CE credits every two years. Membership of the New Jersey Society of Radiologic Technologists can be a useful resource for X-ray techs. One-year membership costs $25.
New Mexico Environment Department
Radiation Control Bureau
PO Box 5469
Santa Fe, NM 87502-5469
Radiographers and nuclear medicine technologists employed in New Mexico must provide proof of completion of 24 hours of RCEEM approved CEUs in the current biennium. There are new licensure requirements for sonography and MRI professionals. Copies of certificates of completion of approved continuing education activities that include the date of completion and number of approved CEUs along with the name and reference number of the RCEEM are accepted with the license renewal application. The New Mexico Society of Radiologic Technologists is a useful resource for X-ray techs employed in the state.
New York State Department of Health
Bureau of Environmental Radiation Protection
Empire State Plaza – Corning Tower, Room 1201
Albany, NY 12237
The New York Department of Health, Bureau of Environmental Radiation Protection (BERP) regulates continuing education for radiologic technologists employed in the state. A total of 12 CE credits are required annually. To satisfy the continuing education credits requirement, technologists can submit a copy of their current ARRT or NMTCB certification. Technologists who are not certified by these registries must submit proof of CE credits. Further details are available on the Department’s website. Further resources for NY RTs may be available from the New York State Society of Radiologic Sciences (NYSSRS).
Ohio Dept of Health
Radiologic Technology Section
246 North High St
Columbus OH 42315
The Ohio Department of Health has a continuing education requirement of 12 hours per license for radiologic technologists, nuclear medicine technologists, radiation therapy technologists, and limited license holders. A current valid NMTCB or ARRT certification card fulfills CE requirements for Ohio RTs. Licenses are renewed every two years. The Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists (OSRT) offers preparatory workshops and structured didactic education workshops as well as job postings and the opportunity to serve on committees and promote advocacy.
Oregon Board of Radiologic Technology
800 NE Oregon St. Ste. 1160A
Portland OR 97232-2162
The Oregon Board of Medical Imaging requires one clock hour per month. Therefore, RTs must demonstrate 24 continuing education credits per biennium or current registration and CE compliance with the ARRT. The CE activity must be pertinent to the subject area of radiologic technology for which the license or permit was issued. Independent or directed reading and listening to or viewing audio and video presentations must include a pre-approved post-test. Effective January 1, 2007, CPR and HIV/AIDS and Blood Bourne Pathogens/OSHA are not eligible for CE credit. Licenses are valid for a biennium and expiration is on the first day of the birth month of the technologist. Renewal costs $124 for a two-year license. The Oregon Society of Radiologic Technologists provides continuing education through an annual meeting as well as special seminars with lower registration fees for OSRT members. Membership also provides an opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with other X-ray techs.
State Board of Medicine
PO Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
The Department of Environmental Protection in Pennsylvania requires individuals who operate X-ray machines to fulfill certain continuing education requirements to ensure they are competent in the safe use of radiologic equipment. Through the Bureau of Radiation Protection, the department has provided a list of organizations and resources whose tests and training are acceptable as proof of compliance with CE requirements. Continuing education for radiologic technologists in Pennsylvania must occur at least every two years for individuals who perform high-risk procedures where skin doses could exceed 200 rad or 2.0 Gy. Continuing education for low-risk procedures shall occur at a minimum every four years. Documentation demonstrating compliance with CE must be made available to the DEP for inspection if requested. The PDF and PPTF for the Refresher Training for X-ray Equipment Operators can be accessed here. Participants are required to complete a multiple choice quiz at the end of the training and will receive confirmation of compliance upon successful completion of the training.
Rhode Island Dept of Health
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908
Radiologic technologists employed in Rhode Island are required to complete 24 hours of continuing education per license every two years. These CE activities may include courses, lectures, seminars, and training programs related to the RT’s area of practice. At least 2 CE credits should be related specifically to radiation protection. At least 12 CE credits must be completed through a formal approved program. Current registration and certification with the ARRT is equivalent to meeting Rhode Island CE requirements for radiologic techs. The Department of Health renews licenses on July 31 of odd numbered years. Separate renewal applications and fee are required for each licensed category. Further information is available here.
South Carolina Radiation Quality Standards Association
PO Box 7515
Columbia, SC 29202
The SCRQSA has established certain continuing education requirements biennially for recertification. Radiologic technologists holding a license in radiography, nuclear medicine, or radiation therapy must complete 24 hours of CE every two years. Limited practice radiographers (general) require 12 CE credits per biennium. Bone densitometer operators also require 12 CE hours per biennium. Certified bone densitometer operators (peripheral) do not require any CE. The CE activity must be related to radiologic technology. CE certificate holders are responsible for maintaining proper documentation of activities attended.
Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners
227 French Landing, Suite 300
Nashville, TN 37243
Every X-ray operator certified by the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners must attend and complete 20 hours of continuing education every biennium. The courses must be approved by the board and related to radiology. The due date for completion of CE activities is the biennial license renewal date of the certificate holder. Proof of attendance of CE hours must be retained for at least 4 years from the end of the calendar year in which the course was completed. This documentary proof may need to be produced for inspection and verification by the Board.
Texas Medical Board
Tower 3, Suite 610
Austin, TX 78701
See our Texas page for more information.
Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
160 E 300 S
PO Box 146741
Salt Lake City UT 84114-6741
Utah Exam Processing Center
PSI Exams LLC
2950 N Hollywood Way
Burbank CA 91505
Radiologic technologists working in Utah must complete 16 hours of CE every two years related to the area of practice. License renewal occurs on May 31 of odd numbered years.
Board of Radiologic Technology
89 Main St, 3rd Floor
Montpelier VT 05620-3402
All X-ray operators and nuclear medicine technologists, including limited license holders, must complete no fewer than 24 hours of ARRT-approved continuing education hours every two years. Accumulation of CE hours shall begin on the first day of the first full biennial licensing period following initial licensure. More information on CE for X-ray in Vermont is available here.
Commonwealth of Virginia
Dept. of Health Professions
9960 Mayland Drive #300 Perimeter Center
Henrico VA 23233-1463
Radiologic technologists working in Virginia must earn 24 CE credits every two years. Out of the total CE requirements, 12 hours must be Category A hours that are approved by the ARRT. Licenses are renewed every two years. Excess hours earned in a biennium cannot be carried forward to the next biennium. RTs do not need to send in evidence of continued competency activity hours at the time of renewal. Some licensees will be randomly selected for post-renewal audit and notified by mail to submit documentation within a given timeframe. It is the licensee’s responsibility to maintain verification documentation for CE.
Department of Health
PO Box 47852
Olympia WA 98504-7852
There is no continuing education requirement for X-ray techs in the State of Washington.
WV Medical Imaging & Radiation Therapy Technology Board of Examiners
1124 Smith Street, Sute B300
Charleston, WV 25301
Radiologic technologists, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, and MRI technologists in West Virginia require 24 hours of Category A continuing education credits during the two-year reporting period. The CE activities must be pertinent to radiation sciences. ARRT members who are in compliance with the ARRT CE requirements are not required to provide any CE documentation. Members of the NMTCB who are in CE compliance are not required to provide CE documentation. Renewal of a previously held WV medical imaging license costs $65 for one year. More information on CE for X-ray in West Virginia is available here.
Wisconsin Department of Health Services – Radiation Protection Section
PO Box 2659
Madison, WI 53701-2659
There is licensing of technologists and no X-ray continuing education requirement in Wisconsin. Individuals operating CE radiation therapy equipment require ARRT certification.
Wyoming State Board of Radiologic Technologist Examiners
Emerson Building, Room 104, 2001 Capitol Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002
There is no grace period for general license renewal. Renewal applications are accepted no more than 120 days prior to expiration date. Applications postmarked after the application date will not be accepted by the Board. Radiologic technologists must show completion of 24 hours of continuing education in two years or current ARRT NMTCB or CBRPA card. Each contact hour should be no less than 50 minutes of instruction or presentation. A licensee may be exempt from CE in Wyoming if a physical disability or illness is present for at least 180 consecutive days in a calendar year. Further information on license renewal is available here.