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Radiologic Technology

Contact the Bureau of Radiation Control

In 1978, the Legislature authorized the department to certify people who operate x-ray machines or who otherwise use radiation on people for medical reasons. Today there are over 26,000 active professionals certified in one of five main categories: Basic X-Ray Machine Operator, General Radiographer, Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Radiation Therapy Technologist, and Radiologist Assistant.

To become certified, each applicant must pass a test typically covering radiation protection, equipment operation and maintenance, image production and evaluation, procedures, and patient care. Each certificate is valid for 2 years during which the certificate holder must obtain 12 hours of continuing education. The department evaluates each continuing education course and furnishes a list of approved course providers to each technologist.

Department inspectors verify the certification of each technologist during the inspection of medical x-ray machines, nuclear medicine facilities and radiation therapy facilities.

Contact Information For Help with Radiologic Technology Licensure, Renewal, or CE Compliance Questions:

MQA Radiologic Technology Program
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin C85
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3252
Phone: 850-245-4910
Fax: 850-921-6365

Contact Information For Help with Approval of CE Providers, or Questions about Scope of Practice, Discipline Violations, or Technical Radiation Issues:

James Futch, Administrator
Bureau of Radiation Control
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin C21
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1741
Phone: 850-245-4266

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