State CE Regulations

State Licensure Renewal Requirements for Radiologic Technologists

We have gathered for you, all in one place, the highlights and the direct links to each state’s requirements for radiologic technologist licensure, certification, or recognition.

These highlights are subject to change. Always refer directly to your state health department’s regulations page for the most up to date RT license renewal requirements. Links to each state government’s regulation page are provided below for your convenience.
Alabama

No CE Required – does not license personnel

Alaska

No CE Required – does not license personnel
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Arizona

  • Radiologic Technologist: 24 Hrs / 2 Years
  • Radiation Therapy Technologist: 24 Hrs / 2 Years
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist: 24 Hrs / 2 Years
  • Radiologist Assistant: 5 Hrs / 2 Years
  • Unlimited Practical Technologist in Radiology: 24 Hrs / 2 Years
  • Practical Technologist in Radiology: 6 Hrs / 2 Years
  • Practical Technologist in Podiatry: 2 Hrs / 2 Years
  • Practical Technologist in Bone Densitometry: 2 Hrs / 2 Years
Contact: Phone: 602-364-2079 – Fax: 602-364-4769 – Special.Licensing@azdhs.go
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Arkansas

All licensees are required to obtain 6 hours of continuing education which must be acquired within the year preceding the date of renewal.
Three of the six hours must be in the Radiologic Sciences, in the core areas of all licenses, such as radiation protection, equipment operation and maintenance, image production and evaluation, patient care and management, and radiopharmaceuticals.
Contact: Phone: 501-661-2166 – valerie.brown@arkansas.gov
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California

Certified Radiologic Technologists (CRT) – CE Requirements:
CRTs need to earn twenty-four (24) approved CE credits, four (4) of which shall be in digital radiography, in the two years immediately preceding the expiration date of their permit.
The Department will accept the following advanced credential certificates issued by ARRT for 24 CE credits if the certificate was issued within the two years immediately preceding the expiration date of the certificate or permit:
  • Mammography**
  • Computerized Tomography
  • Quality Management
  • Bone Densitometry
  • Vascular-interventional Radiography
  • Cardiac-interventional Radiography
  • Radiologist Assistant
  • Radiation Therapy
Mammographic Certified Radiologic Technologists (CRT) – ADDITIONAL Requirements: must earn 10 of the 24 Approved CE credits in mammography.
  • **The advanced credential certificate for mammography will meet the 10 CE credits specific to mammography requirement. The other advanced credentials will not meet this requirement, so additional CE credits will need to be earned specific to mammography
Radiologic Technology Fluoroscopy (RTF) Permit ADDITIONAL Requirements:
  • CRTs with a RTF permit must acquire 4 CE credits of the 24 Approved CE credits in radiation safety for the clinical uses of fluoroscopy
Certified Technologist, Nuclear Medicine – CE Requirements:
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Limited Permit X-Ray Technicians (XT) – CE Requirements:
  • Limited Permit X-Ray Technicians (XTs) must earn twenty-four (24) approved CE credits, in the two years immediately preceding the expiration date of their permit
  • Limited Permit X-Ray Technicians (XTs) with digital authorization must earn four (4) of the twenty-four (24) CE credits in digital radiography
Physician Assistants Fluoroscopy Permit – CE Requirements:
  • PAs must acquire no less than ten (10) approved continuing education credits, with at least four (4) of the credits addressing radiation safety for the clinical uses of fluoroscopy
Useful wrap up:
How many credits do I need to renew my certificate/permit?
  • XTs with digital authorization and CRTs need to earn a minimum of twenty-four (24) Approved Continuing Education (CE) credits, four (4) of which are in digital radiography in the 2 years prior to the expiration of their certificate/permit
  • CRTs with a mammography certificate need 24 Approved CE credits, with 10 CE credits that are specific to mammography
  • CRTs with a fluoroscopy permit need 24 Approved CE credits, with 4 CE credits that shall be in radiation safety for the clinical uses of fluoroscopy
  • Certified Supervisors and Operators (California Licensed Physicians and Surgeons, Podiatrists, or Chiropractors) need to earn 10 Approved CE Credits in the 2 years prior to the expiration of their certificate/permit. If a Licentiate holds a fluoroscopy supervisor and operator permit, four of the ten (10) CE credits shall be in radiation safety for the clinical uses of fluoroscopy
PA with a RTF permit must acquire 4 CE credits of the 24 Approved CE credits in radiation safety for the clinical uses of fluoroscopy
  • CRT: 24 hours
  • Radiography: 24 hours
  • Nuclear Medicine: 5 hours
  • Radiation Therapy: 24 hours
  • Fusion Imaging: 24 hours
Updated February 2017:
  • CRTs need to earn twenty-four (24) approved CE credits, four (4) of which shall be in digital radiography, in the two years immediately preceding the expiration date of their permit
  • Limited – 24 hours; radiography & fluoroscopy supervisor and operator permit
  • Mammography – 24 hours in ; 10 CE in mammography and perform 200 exams
  • Certified Supervisors and Operators (California licensed physicians and surgeons, podiatrists, or chiropractors) – 10 hours
CE must be related to:
  • Mammography
  • Computerized Tomography
  • Quality Management
  • Bone Densitometry
  • Vascular-interventional Radiography
  • Cardiac-interventional Radiography
  • Radiologist Assistant
  • Radiation Therapy
Contact: Phone: 602-542-1025 – Fax: 602-542-1062
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Colorado

No CE Required – does not license personnel

Connecticut

Licensed radiographers shall either maintain registration as a radiographer or radiation therapy technologist issued by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or earn a minimum of 24 hours of qualifying continuing education within the previous twenty-four month period.
Contact: Phone: (860) 509-7603 – Fax: (860) 707-1984 – oplc.dph@ct.gov
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Delaware

No CE Required – does not license personnel

District of Columbia

No CE Required – does not license personnel

Florida

A total of 12 hours are required for Radiologic Technologist
1 HIV/AIDS Educational Course
Helpful Information:
  • No more than 3 of the 12 CE’s may be classified as personal development, which are courses not directly related to your field of practice, such as CPR
  • The balance of hours must be classified as technical radiation protection, equipment operation, etc.
  • All continuing education used to renew a certificate must have been earned in the current renewal cycle and the same course cannot be repeated in the same cycle
Contact: Phone: (850) 245-4791 – mqa.rad-tech@flhealth.gov
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Georgia

No CE Required – does not license personnel

Hawaii

Must get 24 CE credits in a 2-year period
Contact: Phone: (808) 586-4700
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Idaho

No CE Required – does not license personnel
Contact: Phone: 208-334-2235
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Illinois

  • Medical Radiography: 24 CEs
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology: 24 CEs
  • Radiation Therapy Technology: 24 CEs
  • Chiropractic Radiography: 24 CEs
  • Limited Diagnostic Radiography: 12 CEs
  • Radiologist Assistant 50 CEs
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Indiana

No CE Required – does not license personnel
Contact: Fax: 317/233-7154 – MedicalRadiology@isdh.IN.gov
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Iowa

CE requirements for General Radiologic Technologists: 24 Hrs/ 2 Years
CE requirements for Limited Radiologic Technologist: 12 Hrs/ 2 Years
CE requirements for Limited Radiologist Assistant: 50 Hrs/ 2 Years
CE requirements for Nuclear Medicine Technologists:
  • General – Report 24.0 hours obtained within the biennium indicated on your permit
  • Limited – Report 12.0 hours obtained within the biennium indicated on your permit
CE requirements for Limited for X-Ray Equipment Operators in Podiatric Radiography: 4 Hrs/ 2 Years
CE requirements for Limited for X-Ray Equipment Operators in Bone Densitometry: 4 Hrs/ 2 Years
Contact: Phone: 515-725-1077
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Kansas

As a condition of license renewal, each licensed radiologic technologist shall certify, on the form provided with the license renewal application, that, during the 12-month period immediately preceding the license expiration date, the person completed at least 12 credits of continuing education. This requirement shall not apply to any person renewing a license for the first time.
Contact: KSBHA_Licensing@ks.gov
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Kentucky

Medical Imaging Technologists, including Radiographers, Nuclear Medicine Technologists, and Radiation Therapists must complete 24 hours of Continuing Education on a biannual basis.
Limited X-ray Machine Operators (LXMO) must complete 12 hours of Continuing Education on a biannual basis. At least 6 of the CE hours must directly relate to medical imaging or radiation protection.
Contact: Phone: (502) 782-5687 – Fax: (502) 782-6495
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Louisiana

24 credits per two-year licensing cycle. Renewal period begins and ends on May 31st of even years.
Contact: Phone: (504) 838-5231 – laradbrd@bellsouth.net
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Maine

24 credits per two-year licensing cycle.
Contact: Phone: Dial 211 or 1-866-811-5695 – info@211maine.org
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Maryland

24 hours of approved continuing education earned during the 2-year period preceding the expiration of the license; or verification of current ARRT registration or active certification by the NMTCB.
All licenses expire on April 30th of an odd year.
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Massachusetts

24 credits per two-year licensing cycle with the following conditions:
Individuals licensed in one discipline require:
  • 10 CEUs in the discipline in which the technologist is licensed
  • 2 CEUs in radiation safety
  • 12 CEUs in topics related to healthcare, their specialty, or radiation safety
Individuals licensed in two or more disciplines require:
  • 4 CEUs in each discipline in which the technologist is licensed
  • 2 CEUs in radiation safety
  • Remaining CEUs in topics related to healthcare, their specialty, or radiation safety
Individuals licensed as Mammography Radiologic Technologists require:
  • 12 CEUs in mammography
  • 2 CEUs in radiation safety
  • 4 CEUs in radiography
  • Remaining CEUs in topics related to healthcare, their specialty, or radiation safety
You may renew your Radiologic Technologist license up to 2 months before its expiration. If your license has been expired for more than 6 months, you must submit a new license application.
Contact: Main number: (617) 242-3035 – RCP emergency: (617) 242-3453 – RadiationControl@massmail.state.ma.us
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Minnesota

15 CE credits in Mammography.
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Michigan

24 credits per two-year licensing cycle.
Contact: Phone: 651-201-4545 – health.xray@state.mn.us
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Mississippi

24 credits per two-year licensing cycle.
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Missouri

No CE Required – does not license personnel

Montana

24 credits per two-year licensing cycle as per ARRT requirements.
An applicant for renewal of a limited permit must submit 6 CE credits.
The renewal deadline date (expiration date) for all Radiologic Technologists and Limited Permit Holders is February 1st of each year.
Contact: Phone: (406) 444-5696 – AUDIT@MT.GOV
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Nebraska

24 credits per two-year licensing cycle. All licenses expire on December 1st of even years.
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Nevada

  • Medical Radiography: 24 CE credits
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology: 24 CE credits
  • Radiation Therapy Technology: 24 CE credits
  • Radiologist Assistant: 50 CE credits
  • Nuclear Medicine Advanced Associate: 48 CE credits
  • Holders of a Limited License shall maintain CE Credits: 20 CE Credits: Category A or A+ that are approved by the Division or national or regional organization approved by the Division, including, without limitation, the ASRT and are relevant to Radiologic Sciences
A person who does not hold a license or limited license shall register for a Rural Authorization and maintain CE Credits: 20 CE Credits: Category A or A+ that are approved by the Division or national or regional organization approved by the Division, including, without limitation, the ASRT and are relevant to Radiologic Sciences.
Contact: Phone: 775-684-4200 – Fax: 775-684-4211 – dpbh@health.nv.gov
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New Hampshire

24 CE Credits every 2 years
Contact: Phone: (603) 271-8389 – Fax: (603) 271-6702 – Stacy.Parr@oplc.nh.gov
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New Jersey

24 CE Credits every 2 years
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New Mexico

A limited practice licensee must complete 24 hours or credits of Category A or A+ continuing educationg approved by a RCEEM recognised by the ARRT.
A Medical Imaging, or a Radiation Therapy, or a Radioogist Assistant licensee must comply with all continuing education requirements of the credentialing organization for which they hold credential or certification.
Contact: Phone: (505) 476-8633 – Fax: (505) 476-8654 – stephen.sanchez@state.nm.us
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New York

12 credit hours for each year of the registration cycle or 48 credit hours for a four-year registration period. The 48 credits may be completed any time during the 48 months preceding the start of the renewal period.
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North Carolina

6 credits every year.
Contact: Phone: (704) 793-1342 – Fax: (704) 793-1385 – ncboce@ncchiroboard.com
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North Dakota

Biennially shall complete the continuing education and other requirements set by the applicable certification organization to maintain certification and registration.
Contact: Phone: 701-328-2372
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Ohio

12 credits every year.
Contact: Phone: (614) 466-3543
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Oklahoma

As per ARRT – 24 credits every 2 years.
Contact: Phone: (405) 962-1400
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Oregon

A license expires biennially on the first day of the birth month of the licensee.
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Pennsylvania

No minimum – The Bureau of Radiation Protection (BRP) radiological requirements of 25 Pa. Code 221.11(b) have specific requirements for determination of competence and continuing education; they apply to all operators of diagnostic X-ray equipment.
Contact: Southwest Regional Office: 412-442-4000 – Northwest Regional Office: 814-332-6945 – North-central Regional Office: 570-327-3636 – South-central Regional Office: 717-705-4700 – Southeast Regional Office: 484-250-5900 – Northeast Regional Office: 570-826-2511 – RA-epcontactus@pa.gov
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Rhode Island

  • Radiography: 24 hours
  • Nuclear Medicine: 24 hours
  • Radiation Therapy: 24 hours
  • Limited: 24 hours
At least 2 credits of continuing education must be specifically related to radiation protection. Furthermore, at least 12 credits of continuing education must be completed through a formal program. Renewal happens on July 31st of odd years.
Contact: Phone: 401-222-5960 – After Hours Phone: 401-276-8046
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South Carolina

  • R.T. R / R.T. N or NMTCB / R.T. T: 24 Credits
  • CLR General / CLR Chiropractic / CBD: 12 Credits
  • CLR Chest / CLR Podiatric: 6 Credits
  • CBD Peripheral: No CE required
Contact: Phone: (877) 771-6141 / (803) 771-6141 – FaX: (803) 771-8048 – www.scrqsa.org – scrqsa@capconsc.com
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South Dakota

No CE Required – does not license personnel

Tennessee

24 CE Credits, of which 20 hours shall be of radiologic related continuing education courses.
Contact: unit2hrb.health@tn.gov
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Texas

CE Requirements for Medical Radiologic Technologists (MRTs): 24.0 hours every two years:
  • 12.0 hours must be instructor-led and designated for Category A or A+ credits
  • 12.0 hours may be self-study or courses not approved for formal CE
CE Requirements for Limited Medical Radiologic Technologists (LMRTs): 18.0 hours every two years:
  • 9.0 hours must be instructor-led and designated for Category A or A+ credits
  • 9.0 hours may be self-study or courses not approved for formal CE
CE Requirements for Non-certified Radiologic Technologists (NCTs): 12.0 hours every two years:
  • 6.0 hours must be instructor-led and designated for Category A or A+ credits
  • 6.0 hours may be self-study or courses not approved for formal CE
Contact: Main Phone: (512) 305-7010 – verifcic@tmb.state.tx.us
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Utah

Radiologic Technologist: Completed 24 hours of approved professional education.
Radiologist Assistant: Completed 50 hours of approved professional education.
Radiology Practical Technician: Completed 10 hours of approved professional education.
Contact: Phone: (801) 530-6628 – Toll-Free in Utah: (866) 275-3675
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Vermont

24 CE Credits / 2-Year Cycle – must be recognized by the ARRT.
Contact: Phone: 802-828-1134
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Virginia

  • Radiologic Technologist: 24 hours
  • Radiologic Technologist Limited: 12 hours
  • Radiologist Assistant: 50 hours
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Washington

No CE Required – does not license personnel
Contact: Phone: 360-236-4700
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West Virginia

  • Radiologic Technologist: 24 hours / 2 Years
  • Nuclear Medicine: 24 hours / 2 Years
  • Radiation Therapy: 24 hours / 2 Years
  • MRI Technologist: 24 hours / 2 Years
  • Radiologist Assistant: 50 hours / 2 Years
Contact: Phone: (304) 347-4836
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Wisconsin

24 hours of continuing education. Continuing education hours must be obtained through providers that are recognized by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
The required renewal date for the Licensed Radiographer credential is 08/31 on even years
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Wyoming

  • General License: 24 hours of CE every 2 years
  • Restricted License: 6 hours of CE every year
Contact: Phone: (307) 777-5403 – Fax: (307) 777-3508 – Carla.Fleming@wyo.gov
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