In the fast-paced world of radiology, the quest for knowledge and proficiency is incessant. X-Ray Technologists, or X-Ray Techs, are no exception to this rule. A pivotal component is accumulating Continuing Education (CE) Credits, which are integral to maintaining licensure and staying abreast of the latest advancements in the field.
Determining How Many CE Credits You Need
The first step on this journey is to understand how many CE credits are requisite for maintaining your licensure and certification. Typically, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists® (ARRT®) mandates 24 category "A" CE credits or better every two years for radiologic technologists, including X-ray techs. However, it is crucial to clarify that this number can vary based on your specific credentials and specializations.
Radiologist Assistants require 50 credits every two years. At least 25 of these must be category A+ credits.
To determine your exact requirements, consult the guidelines provided by ARRT® or your state’s licensing board, ensuring that you are adhering to the latest regulations and avoiding any potential discrepancies in credit accumulation. You can also contact us and we can help you identify what your requirements are.
Variances by State: Navigating the Landscape
The intricacies of CE requirements can be further complicated due to variances in state regulations. Some states may not require membership to ARRT® or have additional requirements or specific subject areas that need to be covered, impacting the number and type of credits required. For instance, certain states may necessitate additional credits in radiation safety or mandate a specific number of credits in your area of specialization.
Given this diversity in requirements, it is imperative to be well-versed with your state’s specific mandates and adjust your CE strategy accordingly. Regularly consulting your state’s radiologic technology board or equivalent regulatory body will ensure that you are aligned with any updates or changes in state requirements, safeguarding your licensure status.
For more details on your specific state, you can check out our homepage and click on the map of the US and then your specific state.
Earning X-Ray CE Credits with Gage CE
Once you have a clear understanding of your CE credit needs, Gage CE offers a plethora of accredited and diverse courses. We pride ourself on providing high-quality, diversified learning resources, ensuring that Rad Techs can find courses that are not only relevant to their specialization but also conducive to their learning preferences.
Convenience and Flexibility: Understanding the dynamic and demanding schedules of X-Ray Techs, Gage CE emphasizes flexibility and convenience.
Affordability and Accessibility: Gage CE is committed to making quality education accessible and affordable. This commitment to affordability does not compromise the quality of education provided, maintaining a standard of excellence in every course offered.
In a profession where technological advancements and medical innovations are constant, embracing continuous learning is the key to maintaining relevance and achieving excellence. The pursuit of knowledge is a lifelong journey, and Gage CE is here to support you every step of the way, fostering a culture of learning and growth in the radiological community. Contact us for any questions you may have about your CQR results or Radiology CEU needs.