Wednesday, February 19, 2014 12:00 AM

Effective July 1, 2016: Changes to the Requirements for Continuing Education Credits

State of California—Health and Human Services Agency California Department of Public Health

INFORMATION NOTICE 

On October 11, 2013, amendments and changes to the Radiologic Technology Act regulations specified in Title 17, California Code of Regulations (17 CCR) became effective. Those changes are based upon the Radiologic Technology Certification Committee’s (RTCC) recommendations. 

These new Continuing Education (CE) credit requirements will be enforced for renewal of certificates and permits expiring on or after July 1, 2016. A summary of the changes to the CE credit requirements are as follows: 

  • Limited Permit X-ray Technicians (XTs) with digital authorization and all Certified Radiologic Technologists (CRTs) need to earn a minimum of 24 approved CE credits, four (4) of which are in digital radiography, in the two years prior to the expiration of their certificate/permit. 
  • CRTs with a mammography certificate need 24 approved CE credits, with 10 CE credits that are specific to mammography. 
  • CRTs with a fluoroscopy permit need 24 approved CE credits, with 4 CE credits that apply to radiation safety for the clinical uses of fluoroscopy. 
  • Any of the mammography or fluoroscopy CE credits that you have obtained that are related to digital radiography may be used to satisfy the 4 digital radiography CE requirements. 
  • Certified Supervisors and Operators (California licensed physicians and surgeons, podiatrists, or chiropractors) need to earn 10 approved CE credits in the 2 years prior to the expiration of their certificate/permit. If a Licentiate holds a fluoroscopy supervisor and operator permit, 4 of the 10 CE credits shall be in radiation safety for the clinical uses of fluoroscopy. 

Proof of completed CE credits must be retained for 4 years and must be made available to the Department upon request.

View the official information notice from the RHB here: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/certlic/radquip/Documents/RHB-HT-CEC-IN-2014-02-19.pdf