Information for the License:

California Radiologic Technologist (CRT)

Licensing Agency:

Agency or Department Name:  Department of Public Health
Board or Council Name:  Radiologic Health Branch
Division Name: Registration and Certification Section
Telephone:  (916) 327-5106
Agency Web Address:

License Description:
     (Always confirm this information with the licensing agency.)

Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT) certificates and permits are issued by the California Department of Public Health-Radiologic Health Branch (CDPH-RHB) to non-licentiates of the Healing Arts that use x-ray in medical treatment and/or diagnosis of illness.  


Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist Certificate
Therapeutic Radiologic Technologist Certificate
Mammographic Radiologic Technologist Certificate
Radiologic Technologist Fluoroscopy Permit


Application Fee: 	 $112.00 per category
Renewal Fee:      	 $104.00 per category (Two-year renewal)
Examination Fee: 	 Determined by American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).  


(1) Submission of required application form, non-refundable application fee and (2) Diploma or certificate from CDPH-RHB-approved California Radiologic Technology School or evidence of current ARRT certification in either radiography or radiation therapy.


CDPH-RHB approved examinations are required for all applicants.  For the Diagnostic, Therapeutic and Mammographic CRT, evidence of successful passing of the ARRT examination in the applicable subject category will be accepted in lieu of the required examination.  All applicants must take the Fluoroscopy examination.  Examinations are administered by ARRT on behalf of CDPH-RHB.  ARRT determines examination fees.  PearsonVue Testing Centers are located throughout the United States.  


CRT authorization is valid only under the supervision of an X-ray Supervisor and Operator.  Fluoroscopy Permit requires an active Diagnostic CRT.  Mammographic CRT requires an active Diagnostic CRT.


California Code of Regulations, Title 17 (17 CCR), sections 30440-30455.
Health and Safety Code (HSC) sections 106955-107111.