Through licensing agreements with states, ARRT offers exams to state-approved candidates
for state credentialing. Learn more about the differences between state licensing and national
certification and registration.
State Licensing Contacts
Administration of licensing laws differs from state to state. Some require that
a state application be submitted prior to working in the state, while others require
only ARRT certification and registration results. ARRT refers questions about state licensing to
the individual state licensing authorities. View a list of state licensing agency contacts.
Candidates for state licensing are classified in one of two ways: those who are
eligible for ARRT certification and registration and apply to both the state and ARRT, and those
who are not eligible for ARRT certification and registration and apply only to the state. Learn more
about the application process.
Approximately two-thirds of the states have laws covering the practice of radiologic
technology. You can find more information about individual state licensing requirements on
the ASRT website.
ARRT-administered exams are used by 37 states for state licensing purposes. Consult
the list of states.
For licensing purposes, many states use the ARRT Radiography, Nuclear Medicine Technology,
Radiation Therapy, and/or Sonography exams, and some offer various post-primary
exams. Consult the
for all exams. Candidates attempting the exam as a state candidate instead of taking
the exam for ARRT certification and registration will have the state attempt count as an attempt
ARRT certification and registration attempts. Preview
for more general information about state licensing exams. NOTE: The 2016 handbook is now available.
Many states also offer ARRT-designed and administered exams for licensing purposes.
Learn more about Limited Scope of Practice
Bone Densitometry Equipment Operator, and Fluoroscopy.
ARRT takes exam security very seriously. No one wants a loved one to receive care
from an individual who “passed” the ARRT exam because they got a sneak peek at questions
and memorized the answers. Read more about
State Licensing FAQs