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General X-ray Machine Operator (GXMO) License Requirements:

Below are the steps to take in order to receive a GXMO license:

Step 1: Complete a GXMO didactic educational program accredited by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), or be a student enrolled in a radiologic technology program of study.

Step 2: After completing an accredited GXMO didactic educational program or enrollment in a radiologic technology program of study, the program director will supply you with a GXMO examination registration packet.  The original examination registration form must be submitted to RadEd by the exam registration deadline on the form.  The cost of the examination is $100.

Upon completion of the examination, RadEd will send an official examination score certificate.  The examination may be repeated as many times as necessary within one year of successful completion of a didactic educational program.  If an applicant does not pass the state examination within the one-year period, the individual must retake the didactic education prior to retesting.

Step 3: Complete at least one GXMO clinical educational program accredited by the Department, specific to the type(s) of procedures performed, or if a student enrolled in a radiologic technology program of study, have your program director complete the Clinical Competency Affidavit form.

Step 4: Submit your complete application to ODH. You may apply and pay online or via a hard copy application.  A complete application must include the following:

  • Application and fee in the amount of $65.
  • Didactic course certificate, or college transcript if a student enrolled in a radiologic technology program of study.
  • Clinical course certificate(s), or a student enrolled in a radiological technology program of study, Clinical Competency Affidavit form.
  • Examination certificate with a passing score of at least 70 percent.

Currently Licensed GXMOs: Updating your License to Operate Digital Equipment

  •  Go to Apply, Amend or Renew to add the clinical module(s) you have completed, and submit, via fax, mail or upload online, your clinical course certificate(s).

Last Updated: 2/19/14

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