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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 27,000 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) or one of three specialty categories (Computed Tomography, Mammography, or Positron Emission Tomography).

To become certified, each applicant must demonstrate competency typically in areas such as 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


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

Renewal & CE compliance:

MQA Licensure Services
Phone: 850-488-0595
Fax: 850-245-4791

Filing a Complaint or Reporting Unlicensed Activity:

MQA Consumer Services
Department of Health
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin C75
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3260
Fax: 850-488-0796

Approval of CE Providers, Scope of Practice Questions, Advisory Council 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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