Licensing Information for Radiologic Technology
The Consumer-Patient Radiation Health and Safety Act, Act 1071 of 1999, requires that individuals who use radioactive materials or medical equipment emitting or detecting ionizing radiation on human beings for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes be licensed to do so.
Types of Licenses
- Limited Specialty License - This license type is for individuals other than Licensed Practitioners, Radiologic Technologists, or Licensed Technologists, who, while under the supervision of a Licensed Practitioner, operate medical equipment that emits ionizing radiation for diagnostic purposes on human beings and that is limited to specific Invasive Cardiovascular Imaging Procedures. Applicants must have CCI-RCIS credentialing.
- Radiologic Technologist License - This license type is for individuals who have graduated from an accredited Radiologic Technology School and passed the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Radiography national registry examination. These individuals are authorized to perform all types of radiography studies including Computed Tomography, Mammography, Special Procedures, and Bone Densitometry.
- Nuclear Medicine Technologist License - This license type is for individuals who have graduated from an accredited Nuclear Medicine Technology School and passed either the ARRT Nuclear Medicine national registry examination or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) national certification examination. These individuals are only authorized to perform Nuclear Medicine procedures.
- Radiation Therapy Technologist License - This license type is for individuals who have graduated from an accredited Radiation Therapy School and passed the ARRT Radiation Therapy national registry examination. These individuals are only authorized to perform Radiation Therapy procedures.
- Licensed Technologist License - This license type was issued to individuals who had been trained on-the-job and were licensed under the “Grandfather” provision. This license is no longer issued.
- Limited Licensed Technologist License – This license type is for individuals who have passed the Limited Scope Examination in chest, extremity, skull/sinus, spine, and/or podiatry. These individuals are only allowed to perform radiographic exams in the categories they have passed in the Limited Scope Examination. These individuals are not allowed to perform fluoroscopy or contrast media studies.
- Temporary License - This license type is for individuals who are training on-the-job and preparing to take the Limited Scope Examination. This license is also for individuals who have graduated from either a Radiologic Technology, Nuclear Medicine Technology, or Radiation Therapy school and are waiting to take either the ARRT or the NMTCB national registry examinations.
The Radiologic Technology Licensure Program is currently contracting with the ARRT for their Limited Scope Examination for State Purposes. This is not the same examination that Registered Radiologic Technologists take for their national registry. This is the national examination that is the standard for almost every state with a State Licensure Program. The examination is given at all Pearson Professional Centers across the United States. Pearson Professional Centers in Arkansas are located in Little Rock, Fort Smith, and Texarkana.
The Arkansas State Board of Health may grant a license without examination to an applicant meeting all the requirements for licensure in Arkansas and who, at the time of application, is currently licensed by another state whose standards are not lower than those in Arkansas. The states currently on our reciprocity list are as follows: Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nebraska, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia.
The license fee is $45.00 for one category. The license fee for more than one category is $65.00. This fee is non-refundable.
The Limited Scope Examination fee is $125.00. The examination fee will be charged each time the examination is taken. This fee is non-refundable.
The late fee will be 50% of the license fee. The late fee will be accrued on the expiration date of the license. This fee is non-refundable.