State Licensing

What’s the difference between arrt and state licensing?

In some states, you must obtain a state license before you can work as a radiologic technologist there. That differs from ARRT certification and registration.

If you want to become certified and registered with ARRT, you must meet our requirements and apply to ARRT. If you want to obtain a state license, you must meet the individual state’s requirements and apply directly to that state. 

ABOUT STATE Licensing LAWS

More than 75 percent of states have licensing laws covering the practice of radiologic technology. In those states, you must obtain a state license before you can work as a radiologic technologist. In addition, many states use ARRT exam scores and/or credentials when making licensing decisions. In other words, some—but not all—states require you to be certified and registered through ARRT before you can obtain a state license.

Keep in mind that earning an ARRT credential doesn’t necessarily mean you’re eligible to work in a particular state. You’ll need to meet that state’s requirements.