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Radiation Operator Certification

KY Radiation Operator CE Look Up and Technologist Verification

Application for Radiation Operator Certification Diagnostic X-Ray

Mail continuing education hours to:

Radiation Operator Certification
275 E. Main St.
Mail stop HS1CA
Frankfort, Ky.  40621

Who Must Be Certified?

All diagnostic X-ray machine operators working in medicine, chiropractic, podiatry and bone densitometry must be certified. New regulations approved in October 2007 require certification of nuclear medicine technologists, radiation therapists and radiologist assistants.

Methods to Obtain Certification

General Certification - Graduates of accredited programs in radiography, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy or radiologist assistant who hold a valid certificate from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) may be certified.

General Certificates are issued to those who have completed the programs cited above and hold a valid certificate from the ARRT or the NMTCB.

Temporary Certificates are issued to those who have completed the course cited above and are awaiting examination with the ARRT or the NMTCB. This certificate is valid for one year only and is not renewable.

Limited Certification - Individuals holding a limited certificate cannot be employed as radiation operators at a facility which uses contrast media (i.e., gall bladder, GI series, IVP, etc.).

  • Institutional Program is a limited radiography program approved by the state at a postsecondary institution.
  • Independent Study Course is a limited radiography home-study course available from the radiation health branch. This course is designed for those working in a doctor’s office or medical clinic where limited radiography (non-contrast) procedures are performed. This course cannot exceed one year.

Contact Numbers

Please have your certification number available when you call or on any written correspondence

Operator CEU Points - (502) 564-3700 Ext. 4172
Operator Certification Program - (502) 564-3700 Ext. 4172
Operator Billing and Renewal Fees - (502) 564-3700 Ext. 4185

Certification Fees

General and Limited Certificates - $60. This includes a $25 registration fee and a $35 certificate fee. These certificates are valid for two years.

Temporary Certificate - $50. This includes a $25 registration fee and a $25 dollar certificate fee. This certificate is valid for one year only.

Should you need additional information, please contact the Kentucky Radiation Producing Machines Program at (502) 564-3700.

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Last Updated 1/23/2013
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