Category B credit will not be accepted for CE activities
completed after January 1, 2008. Category B credit,
also known as non-evaluated credit, is awarded to
CE activities that have not been approved by a mechanism
recognized by the ARRT. After January 1, 2008,
only Category A CE credits will be accepted by the
ARRT for compliance with CE requirements.
Is the ARRT approval the best course approval?
If any company is advertising that their courses
are ARRT approved, they could be charged with
FALSE advertising. The American Registry
of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) does not
approve courses. Approval of x-ray continuing
education homestudy courses must come from an
ARRT approved RCEEM (Recognized Continuing Education
Evaluation Mechanism). A RCEEM is a quality
control agency for approving CE activities.
Learn more at www.arrt.org. Learn more at www.arrt.org.
The X-Ray Lady's courses are approved by the
American Society of Radiologic Technologists
(ASRT ) and by the states of Florida, Kentucky,
and Iowa. You will find specific course information
about content, approvals, etc. by clicking on
the link to your course of interest. You may
obtain more information by going to www.arrt.org
to find out about specific state radiation certification
and licensure requirements as well as the CE
requirements set by the ARRT.
|| Are the X-Ray Lady
courses approved for my state x-ray continuing
Each course offered by the X-Ray Lady has been
evaluated and approved by a RCEEM or a state agency.
Most courses have been approved by the ASRT; however,
several courses have been approved only by a state
radiation control agency. Courses approved by
a state radiation control agency are approved
only for persons having a x-ray certificate
in that state. Also, state radiation control agencies
may assign a different amount of CE credit for
a course than the ASRT. You will find specific
course information about content, approvals, etc.
by clicking on the link to your course of interest.
you report my CE credit to the ARRT, ASRT, and
my state radiation control agency?
A technologist registered with the ARRT is required
to report their CE every 2 years by completing
the ARRT renewal form. Copies of certificates
are not to be sent to the ARRT unless requested.
ASRT members are responsible for sending in their
certificate copies to ASRT for tracking in their
CE record. The ASRT tracks and transfers credits
for members directly to the ARRT during a member's
biennium reporting period. More information about
the ASRT's track and transfer option is available
The ARRT and the ASRT do not allow CE providers
to report to them. Rather the individual must
report their CE credit. We do not report to state
radiation agencies with the exceptions of Florida,
Kentucky and Iowa, which we send, reports to weekly.
|| How long does it
take to receive my course?
Most orders are shipped the same day they arrive
at our office. We ship US postal priority mail
service for materials weighing over 13 ounces
and US first class mail for materials weighing
less than 13 ounces. Because there are no
air carrier flights from Louisville after 10 am
on Friday, Express Mail is only available Monday-Thursday.
All orders received by noon EST will be shipped
the same day. Any Express Mail requests received
after 12 pm EST are subject to next day shipping
with the exception of Fridays and Saturdays. The
fee for Express Mail service starts at $25.00
and increases according to the weight of the textbooks
and materials being shipped. For additional
information about shipping, please contact our
Because Express Mail Shipment is not always
available and not always the fastest way to get
your CE course delivered, please call our office
to discuss other alternatives.
|| How should I send
my answer sheet and course evaluation to you?
Please only send us your answer sheet and course
evaluation not the entire test.
Please help us by not faxing your course
answer sheet(s) and evaluation form(s) unless
your license or certification will expire within
two weeks of the date you complete the course.
Instead, we request that you mail us a copy of
your answer sheet for each course you complete,
and keep your original answer sheets for your
personal records. Please mail all of your copies
to us at PO BOX 22036 Louisville, KY 40252.
Do not send anything to our office by Federal
Express or United Parcel Service (UPS) to our
PO Box address since the US postal service will
not accept deliveries from either of these companies.
Also, do not send express or certified mail. This
just slows up the process of getting your answer
sheet graded and your certificate issued
because a staff member must stand in line to sign
for this type of delivery confirmation.
But if you are in a "final-hour" PANIC,
you may fax your answer sheet.
I return my completed answer sheet to you, how
long does it take to receive my certificate of
We grade answer sheets and issue certificates
daily (except Sunday and holidays) so you can
expect to receive your certificate within 3-7
days. If after this time, you have not received
your certificate, please call our office.
Please note: Keep your certificate in your
personal records in case you are ever audited.
If you should need a replacement certificate,
we charge $10.00 per request to replace any lost
certificates that are issued any time after 30
days from the original issuance date of the certificate.
if I do not pass the test?
If you score less than 75% on the posttest (which
rarely happens), do not worry. We will contact
you personally by telephone and send you another
answer sheet free of charge. Guidelines set by
the ARRT will allow you to have no more than 3
attempts to successfully complete the post-test.
No CE credit will be awarded if there are 3 failed
long is the CE credit good for, once I receive
The CE credit awarded for successful completion
of a course does not expire. When you may apply
awarded CE credit toward renewal of your x-ray
certification or license depends on your biennium
schedule. The ARRT requires that you obtain 24
CE credits during your specific biennium. All
of the required CE credit must be completed by
the last day of your biennium period. For additional
information contact the ARRT and your state radiation
control agency to clarify your personal reporting
I take more CE credit than required to meet my
x-ray renewal requirements, can I transfer the
extra credits to my next reporting period?
No, the ARRT and most state radiation control
agencies do not allow the transfer of CE credit.
do I determine if a particular course will apply
for my renewal requirements?
The X-Ray Lady Company provides CE courses that
are directly related to the use of ionizing radiation
for the purpose of diagnosis of diseases and trauma
in humans. We also provide specialized courses
in mammography, computed tomography, and magnetic
resonance imaging. If you have concerns about
whether a course will apply toward renewal requirements,
we suggest that you contact your state agency
or licensing/certification agency for further
information contact the ARRT. For information
about specific state radiation certification and
licensure requirements as well as the CE requirements
set by the ARRT go to www.arrt.org.
Can I repeat a course?
The ARRT, ASRT, and state radiation control
agencies do not allow radiographers to
repeat a CE homestudy course.
If you have been a customer with our company,
before you place a CE order, just ask the staff
to check the database record to make certain
that you have not previously taken the course.
happens if I do not complete my course in a timely
manner and it is about to expire?
To receive CE credit for a course that is ASRT
or state radiation control agency approved, you
must complete the course by the expiration date
listed on the cover page of the course. Please
call our office regarding approval status of the
course after the stated expiration date.
|| How long are the
courses good for?
Each course has an approval start and end date.
These dates are published on the front of each
course. According to the ARRT, a course must be
in an approved status when you finish the
course and receive your certificate. The CE courses
you take to meet your renewal requirements for
the ARRT must be taken during your particular
biennium cycle. All CE credits must be earned
by the last day of your biennium period. Courses
taken before your biennium start date will not
apply nor transfer to future dates. For additional
information about your biennium, go to the ARRT
web site www.arrt.org or contact your state radiation
the CE course be specific to the job I currently
The ARRT suggests that "all technologists should
select CE topics that are related to their area
of practice and that will address the needs of
the patient and of the Registered Technologist."
Effective February 1, 2005, the American Registry
of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) accepts
credits for CE activities approved by the ASRT
but reserves the right to reject CE topics not
deemed appropriate to the profession.
|| Does the ARRT limit
the number of CE credits earned through directed
readings and home-study programs?
No, the ARRT does not limit the number
of CE credits earned through directed readings
and home-study programs; however, certain state
agencies may. For example, currently the state
of Texas will allow technologists and limited
operators to earn only half (50%) of their required
CE credit through directed readings and home-study
programs. The remainder must be obtained via "live
programs." For specific information about state
limitations, we suggest you contact your state
radiation control certification coordinator.
|| I am certified
in the state of California. How much CE do I need
to renew my license?
The California Department of Health Services (CDHS)
radiologic technology regulations require CE credit
to be earned in subjected related to the application
of x-ray to the human body. Acceptable CE subjects
may include x-ray administration, x-ray management,
x-ray diagnosis and x-ray quality control. Because
subjects in magnetic resonance imaging (MR) and
ultrasound are not related to the application
of x-ray to the human body, CDHS will not accept
them for CE credit. The CDHS will accept CE credit
approved by ASRT as long as the subjects meet
the regulatory requirements.
California technologists (XTs and CRT) need to
earn 24 credit in the 2 years prior to the expiration
of their certificate/permit. Certified supervisors
and operators (California Licensed Physicians
and Surgeons, Podiatrists, or Chiropractors) need
to earn 10 CE credits in the 2 years prior to
the expiration of their certificate/permit.
For additional information about CE requirements
in California please visit the website http://www.dhs.ca.gov/rhb/HTML/FAQs.htm.