How to Renew Your Texas State Radiology License
As per the ARRT®’s July 2020 data, the state of Texas has the highest number of registered radiologic technologists (RTs) in the country. Just like many other states, Texas has its own unique mrt license renewal and continuing education (CE) requirements.
What sets Texas further apart are the multiple types of state certification an RT can hold, each one having different renewal requirements. This can make it somewhat difficult to understand how to renew a Texas radiology license. We’re here to help.
After reading this detailed yet easy to understand guide, you will have a clear understanding of how to renew your Texas radiologic technologist license (and you’ll save yourself some valuable time and money in the process).
Let’s get started.
There are 3 Levels of Certification for Radiologic Technologists in Texas
- General Medical Radiologic Technologist (MRT)
- Limited Medical Radiologic Technologist (LMRT)
- Non-Certified Technician (NCT)
*Note: MD, DO, DC, DPM, RN, PA are not included in the above list.
Update on Live Courses Requirement by Texas Medical Board
As per the Texas Medical Board (TMB) website, in-person, instructor-led courses are not required at this time for MRTs, LMRTs, and NCTs as of September 16, 2018.
As part of the Texas state radiology license renewal process, MRTs, LMRTs, and NCTs must accrue a certain number of credits by engaging in continuing education (CE) activities. The subject matter of these CE activities can be categorized as “Directly Related” or “Indirectly Related”.
Difference between “Directly Related” or “Indirectly Related” Subjects
These are subjects that are related to exposing patients to radiation and clinical diagnostic radiography. Please note that a minimum of 50 percent of the total CE credits should be from directly related subjects.
Subjects that are not related to radiation, such as personal development, are classified as indirectly related subjects. These can constitute at maximum half of the total CE credits required.
CE Requirements – General MRTs
- A total of 24 CE credits need to be completed every 2 years
- A minimum of 12 of these credits should be either Category A or Category A+ CE credits
- Self-study courses can account for a maximum of 12 credits only
CE Requirements – Limited MRTs
- A total of 18 CE credits need to be completed every 2 years
- A minimum of 9 of these credits should be either Category A or Category A+ CE credits
- Self-study courses can account for a maximum of 9 credits only
CE Requirements – Non-certified Radiologic Technician (NCT) Registry
- A total of 12 CE credits need to be completed every 2 years
- A minimum of 6 of these credits must be either Category A or Category A+ CE credits
- Self-study courses can account for a maximum of 6 credits only
Other options to meet CE requirements
The CE activities used by an RT to complete renewal needs for any other Texas health profession license can be considered, as well, provided they fulfill the above-mentioned criteria.
ARRT® license renewal credits
The ARRT® license renewal process also requires completing CE credits. Courses can be chosen in a way that meets both ARRT® and Texas Medical Board specifications.
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Maintaining records for compliance
As a best practice, maintain a record of all your completed CE certificates so that you can share it as proof in case of a random audit.
License Renewal Process
The renewal process opens 60-90 days before the license expiration date. The easiest way for your Texas radiology license renewal is online.
- Visit this page https://renewals.tmb.state.tx.us/mrt/login.aspx
- Enter your license number and the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number
- Review and confirm your contact and license information
- Pay the renewal fees online
- Print or make a digital copy of the receipt
For any issue you may face during the online renewal process, you can contact the Texas Medical Board helpdesk at – firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Texas MRT and LMRT license renewal fee is $66 ( $64 agency fees + $2 Office of Patient Protection (OPP) fee)
- For NCT registry renewal, the fee is $56
And that’s it! We hope this guide gave you a clear understanding of the Texas radiology license renewal process.
Completing your CE credits as part of the renewal process requires a major effort from RTs. Based on our experience, we have observed that this often becomes a pain point for RTs who struggle to find online CE courses that are high-quality, genuine, and affordable.
We are happy to inform you that at Medical Professionals, our work is primarily dedicated to this field, and we have supported hundreds of RTs over the years in completing their CE requirements successfully online. Let us support you, too.