Radiologic Licensure - General Information & Fees
Radiologic License Requirements
Radiologic licenses are issued for the following categories: Radiographer, Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Radiation Therapist and General X-ray Machine Operator (GXMO). Please click on each link below for specific requirements for each category.
Radiologic License Fees
- Initial application fee: $65
- Renewal application fee: $45
- Current GXMO licensee converting to a Radiographer license: $15
Note: The Radiographer license will have the same expiration date as the current GXMO license.
All fees are non-refundable and non-transferable; acknowledgement is affirmed when signing the "Statement of Declaration" section on the application.
Summary of the Radiologic License Rule Amendments, Effective 4/1/2012
ODH now accepts distance learning for continuing education credits for all categories, specific to the license category held. The continuing education requirement is still 12 credits. Examples of acceptable topics include:
- Quality control, quality assurance, or quality management practices;
- Principles of radiographic imaging;
- Radiographic, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine or bone densitometry equipment, instrumentation, positioning, or procedures; or
- Radiation safety and protection.
RadEd was awarded the contract to develop and administer the GXMO exam. Exam applicants must submit the exam registration form directly to RadEd. Individuals may take the state exam any number of times. A GXMO who does not pass the state exam within one year of completing the didactic educational program must retake the didactic education prior to retesting.
Renewal applications received more than 30 days after the license expiration date must submit the following in order to be considered for another license:
- Application and $65.00 fee; unless the renewal did not occur due to an individual's or spouse of an individual's active service in the armed forces, in which case, the fee is forty-five(45) dollars;
- 24 CE credits;
- Evidence of completing the educational requirements (n/a for applicants in active status with ARRT or NMTCB); and
- Evidence of examination (ARRT or NMTCB card) - GXMO applicants must show evidence of passing the state examination.
Radiation Therapy CT Simulation
Radiographers or radiation therapists, who have obtained training and demonstrated competency with the CT equipment and protocols, may operate CT units for radiation therapy simulation procedures. CT simulation procedures shall be overseen by a radiation therapist. If the CT equipment is operated for any other diagnostic radiographic procedures, the CT equipment shall be operated by a radiographer.
Last Reviewed: 1/7/16