| (B) A temporary limited certificate granted based upon
successful completion of approved programs under subparagraph (A)(i)
of this paragraph may not be valid for more than six months from the
date issued, unless the applicant has met all qualifications for the
limited certificate, and is on the agenda for the next scheduled meeting
of the board for the limited certificate to be issued.
(C) Temporary limited certificates granted for the
purpose of remedying active practice deficiencies under subparagraph
(A)(iii) of this paragraph may not be valid for more than 12 months
from the date of issue.
(D) A temporary limited certificate may be revoked
at any time the board deems necessary.
(E) An individual who practices after the expiration
of the temporary certificate will be considered to be practicing without
a certificate and may be subject to disciplinary action.
(7) Provisional Medical Radiologic Technologist Certificate.
(A) To qualify for a provisional general certificate,
an applicant must:
(i) be currently licensed or certified in another jurisdiction;
(ii) have been licensed or certified in good standing
as a MRT for at least two years in another jurisdiction, including
a foreign country, that has licensing or certification requirements
substantially equivalent to the requirements of the Act;
(iii) pass a national or other examination recognized
by the board relating to the practice of radiologic technology;
(iv) provide a complete and legible set of fingerprints,
on a form prescribed by the board, to the board or to the Department
of Public Safety for the purpose of obtaining criminal history record
information from the Department of Public Safety and the Federal Bureau
of Investigation; and
(v) be sponsored by a medical radiologic technologist
certified by the board under the Act with whom the provisional certificate
holder will practice during the time the person holds a provisional
(B) A provisional certificate is valid until the date
the board approves or denies the provisional certificate holder's
application for a certificate.
(C) The board must approve or deny a provisional certificate
holder's application for a certificate not later than the 180th day
after the date the provisional certificate is issued. The board may
extend the 180-day period if the results of an examination have not
been received by the board before the end of that period.
(8) Placement on the Non-Certified Technician Registry.
(A) Registration Required. In accordance with §601.202
of the Act, a person who intentionally uses radiologic technology,
other than a certificate holder, physician assistant, registered nurse,
or person performing procedures under the supervision of a dentist,
must register with the board prior to performing any procedures.
(B) In addition to meeting the requirements under subsection
(c) of this section, to qualify for placement on the board's NCT Registry,
an applicant must successfully complete a training program approved
by the board in accordance with §194.13 of this title (relating
to Mandatory Training Programs for Non-Certified Technicians) and
pass the jurisprudence examination in accordance with subsection (e)
of this section.
(e) Examinations Required.
(1) Jurisprudence examination. An applicant must pass
the jurisprudence examination ("JP exam"), which shall be conducted
on the laws, rules, or regulations applicable to the practice of medical
radiologic technology in this state. The JP exam shall be developed
and administered as follows:
(A) The staff of the Medical Board shall prepare questions
for the JP exam and provide a facility by which applicants can take
(B) An examinee shall not be permitted to bring books,
compends, notes, journals, calculators or other documents or devices
into the examination room, nor be allowed to communicate by word or
sign with another examinee while the examination is in progress without
permission of the presiding examiner, nor be allowed to leave the
examination room except when so permitted by the presiding examiner.
(C) Irregularities during an examination, such as giving
or obtaining unauthorized information or aid as evidenced by observation
or subsequent statistical analysis of answer sheets, shall be sufficient
cause to terminate an applicant's participation in an examination,
invalidate the applicant's examination results, or take other appropriate
(D) Applicants must pass the JP exam with a score of
75 or better.
(E) A person who has passed the JP exam shall not be
required to retake the exam for re-licensure, except as a specific
requirement of the board as part of an order.
(2) Additional Examinations Required for Certification.
(A) Radiologist Assistant Certificate. The following
examinations are accepted for a radiologist assistant application:
(i) the ARRT Registered Radiologist Assistant examination;
(ii) the CBRPA Radiology Practitioner Assistant examination.
(B) General Certificate. The following examinations
are accepted for a general certificate application:
(i) NMTCB examination in nuclear medicine technology;
(ii) The appropriate ARRT examination in radiography,
nuclear medicine technology, or radiation therapy. Determination of
the appropriate examination shall be made on the basis of the type
of educational program completed by the applicant for a general certificate.
(C) Limited Certificate.
(i) The following examinations are accepted for a limited
certificate application: Successful completion of the appropriate
examination, including the core knowledge component, as follows:
(I) skull--the ARRT examination for the limited scope
of practice in radiography (skull);
(II) chest--the ARRT examination for the limited scope
of practice in radiography (chest);
(III) spine--the ARRT examination for the limited scope
of practice in radiography (spine);
(IV) extremities--the ARRT examination for the limited
scope of practice in radiography (extremities);
(V) chiropractic--the ARRT examinations for the limited
scope of practice in radiography (spine and extremities);
(VI) podiatric--the ARRT examination for the limited
scope of practice in radiography (podiatry); or
(VII) cardiovascular--the Cardiovascular Credentialing
International invasive registry examination.
(ii) Limited Certification Exam Attempt Authorization.
(I) Individuals enrolled or who have completed an approved
limited medical radiologic program, as set forth under §194.12
of this title, must apply to the board and obtain authorization in
order to attempt passage of accepted examination(s) set forth under
subparagraph (B) of this paragraph.
(II) In order to obtain authorization to attempt passage
of the exam, an individual must provide the following documentation:
(-a-) Evidence of current enrollment in an approved
limited program as set forth by §194.12 of this title and an
attestation stating that the individual has completed the education
components necessary for qualifying the individual to pass the appropriate
limited scope examination, signed by the program director or registrar;
(-b-) a copy of a certificate of completion or official
transcript showing completion of an approved limited program, as set
out in §194.12 of this title.
(III) Approval to attempt passage of the limited scope
examination is not authorization to perform limited medical radiologic
technology procedures. An individual must apply for and be granted
a temporary or limited or general certificate prior to performing
limited medical radiologic technology procedures or meet an exception
to such certification requirements provided for under the Act.
(iii) Individuals approved to sit for the limited certification
examination will be allowed three attempts to pass the examination
within one year from the date of the initial authorization granted
by the board. Individuals who fail to pass within the required number
of attempts or one-year-period will not be eligible for additional
attempts, except as provided in clause (iv) of this subparagraph.
(iv) Notwithstanding clause (iii) of this subparagraph,
an individual who fails to pass the examination within the required
number of attempts or within the one-year-period may obtain approval
for one additional attempt, if the individual successfully completes
a review course of no less than 60 hours of continuing education in
length, offered by an approved limited program under §194.12
of this title. The additional attempt must be made no later than one
year from the date of the board's approval granted. Those failing
to pass the examination within the additional one-year period allowed
shall no longer be eligible for additional attempts at passage, and
shall only be eligible for state examination attempts for the purpose
of state limited certification by again meeting the requirements for
approval of exam attempt authorization set forth under clause (ii)(II)
of this subparagraph.
(3) Examination schedules. A schedule of examinations
indicating the date(s), location(s), fee(s) and application procedures
shall be provided by the board or organization administering the examination(s).
(4) Standards of acceptable performance. The scaled
score to determine pass or fail performance shall be 75. For the cardiovascular
limited certificate, the Cardiovascular Credentialing International
examinations (Cardiovascular Science Examination and/or the Invasive
Registry Examination as required to obtain the Registered Cardiovascular
Invasive Specialist RCIS credential) the scaled score to determine
pass or fail performance shall be 70.
(5) Completion of examination application forms. Each
applicant shall be responsible for completing and transmitting appropriate
examination application forms and paying appropriate examination fees
by the deadlines set by the board or organization administering the
examinations prescribed by the board.
(6) Examination Results.
(A) Notification to examinees. Results of an examination
prescribed by the board but administered under the auspices of another
organization will be communicated to the applicant by the board, unless
the contract between the board and that organization provides otherwise.
(B) Score release. The applicant is responsible for
submitting a signed score release to the examining agency or organization
or otherwise arranging to have examination scores forwarded to the
(C) Deadlines. The board shall notify each examinee
of the examination results within 14 days of the date the board receives
the results. If notice of the examination results will be delayed
for longer than 90 days after the examination date, the board shall
notify the person of the reason for the delay before the 90th day.
The board may require a testing service to notify a person of the
results of the person's examination.
(7) Refunds. Examination fee refunds will be in accordance
with policies and procedures of the board or the organization prescribed
by the board to administer an examination. No refunds will be made
to examination candidates who fail to appear for an examination.
(f) Documentation. The following documentation shall
be submitted as a part of the certification application process:
(1) Name Change. Any applicant who submits documentation
showing a name other than the name under which the applicant has applied
must present certified copies of marriage licenses, divorce decrees,
or court orders stating the name change. In cases where the applicant's
name has been changed by naturalization the applicant should send
the original naturalization certificate by certified mail to the board
(2) ARRT, CBRPA, or NMTCB-Certified or Considered Exam
Eligible. For applicants certified by ARRT, CBRPA, or NMTCB or considered
examination eligible by such organizations, the applicant must provide
a letter of verification of current certification or examination eligibility
sent directly from ARRT, CBRPA or NMTCB, as applicable.
(3) Training Program Certification. For applicants
who are graduates of a program accepted by the board for certification
under §194.12 or §194.13 of this title, each applicant must
have a certificate of successful completion of an educational program
submitted directly from a program accepted by the board for certification,
on a form provided by the board.
(4) Examination Scores. Each applicant for certification
must have a certified transcript of grades submitted directly from
the appropriate testing service to the board for all examinations
accepted by the board for certification.
(5) Verification from other states. On request of board
staff, an applicant must have any state, in which he or she has ever
been registered, certified, or licensed as any type of healthcare
provider regardless of the current status of the registration, certification,
or license, submit to the board a letter verifying the status of the
registration, certification, or license and a description of any sanctions
or pending disciplinary matters. The information must be sent directly
to the board from the state licensing entities.