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Non-certified Radiological Technicians Permit Registration/Renewal

In order to perform radiologic procedures in Texas, Non-Certified Radiologic Technician (NCTs) are required to be listed on the NCT Registry and work under the supervision of a licensed Texas physician, chiropractor, or podiatrist.

 

  • Inclusion on the Registry indicates that the NCT has met the mandatory training requirements.
  • The issuance of a permit through the TMB indicates that the NCT is being supervised by a licensed Texas physician.

 

Any person performing radiologic procedures under the supervision of a licensed Texas physician must be registered with the Texas Medical Board as required under Chapter 194 of the board rules. The physician must also be registered with the board to supervise the non-certified technician.  Please use the NCT Supervision form below to submit this information.

 

NCT Supervision Form

 

Non-certified radiologic technician permits issued by the TMB expire on June 30th each year.

 

Registration of a NCT permitmust be completed by June 30th. If registering by mail, the completed registration form and fee must be postmarked by June 30th. After June 30th, your permit will be considered delinquent, and online registration will no longer be available. You cannot perform radiologic procedures while your permit is in a delinquent status. After September 30th, your permit will be cancelled, and you must reapply by submitting a new application.

 

Board Rules

 

A non-certified technician (NCT) must be listed on the registryand meet one of the following qualifications:

  • completion of a mandatory training program, or
  • if licensed as a physician assistant in the State of Texas, completion of a mandatory training program or have met the alternate training requirements,

or if the NCT is not listed on the registry, the NCT may:

  • perform radiologic procedures for a physician to whom a hardship exemption was granted by the TDSHS within the previous year.

 

Senate Bill 202 transferred four occupational regulatory programs from the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to the Texas Medical Board (TMB). Medical Physicists, Medical Radiologic Technologists, Perfusionists, and Respiratory Care Practitioners will now be regulated by the TMB and each occupation’s respective board/advisory committee. Current rules in effect for these occupational programs will continue to be in effect until amended by TMB, as directed by S.B. 202.

 

Please note that the Non-Certified Radiologic Technician Registry is part of this transition.

 

Information on the NCT Registry application is available here.

Information on the NCT Registry renewal is available here.

Information on the Hardship exemptions is available here.

 

New NCT Permit applicants

If you are applying to the Texas Medical Board for an initial NCT Permit or if you are reapplying due to an expired permit, please visit the Licensing tab at the top of the page and select “Non-Certified Radiological Technicians” under Medical Radiologic Technologist.  From there, select the "NCT - Permit" tab and scroll down to "NCT Application Online".

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    A notice will be sent 60-90 days prior to the expiration date as a reminder that it is time to register. Permits are registered online and paid for with a credit card or electronic check. Registration forms are not available for printing from our web site.

     

    There are five simple steps to submit your online license renewal:

    1. Enter your License Number and the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number.
    2. Review and confirm your contact information.
    3. Review and update your license information.
    4. Pay registration fees with MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express, or Electronic Check.
    5. View and print receipt.

     

    NCT Online Registration

    The current fee for NCT registration is $130.50 per year. This rate can be changed by the legislature, however, at any time in the future.

    Online registration:

     

    No financial information is seen, processed, or stored by the Texas Medical Board. The payment portion of the online registration system is handled by Texas.gov, the official website of Texas.  The price of this service includes funds that support the ongoing operations and enhancements of Texas.gov, which is provided by a third party in partnership with the State. Texas.gov will remit the amount paid to the Texas Medical Board on your behalf.

     

    Please note that as of 9/1/2015 Texas.gov will charge a different amount depending on the type of online payment service used.

    Ex:            $130.50  Registration fee due          

                     $133.69 Total amount charged on credit card

     

    Ex:            $130.50 Registration fee due

                     $131.50 Total amount charged through electronic check

    There is no grace period for the expiration date of an NCT permit. Once the expiration date has occurred, penalty fee of $25 fee will be added.

    To request cancellation of a NCT permit, complete and return the cancellation request form (link below) to the Board for approval before the expiration date of the current registration permit.  Refunds of registration fees already paid cannot be made.

     

    NCT Cancellation by Request Form 

     

    If you have any questions, please contact Pre-Licensure, Registration and Consumer Services (PRC) at 512-305-7030.

    Please note that the Board does not have a “zero balance receipt” that shows that a licensee has a zero balance or that licensee registration has been paid in full, nor can we provide an individualized billing statement of the amount due to complete license registration/renewal. 

     

    Online Registration:

    Please remember that the payment portion of the online registration system is handled by Texas.gov, the official website of Texas.  A printable receipt will be provided at the end of the online registration process. In addition, a confirmation of payment receipt will be emailed to the address given as part of the Texas.gov payment process.

    Additional copies of the receipt will be provided by request only. Submit your request to Registrations@tmb.state.tx.us . Please include your full name, license number, date of payment, and amount paid.

     

    Non-online (paper) registration:

    A receipt will be provided by request only. Submit your request to Registrations@tmb.state.tx.us . Please include your full name, license number, date of payment, and amount paid.

  • Who do I call if I have questions?

    Call (512) 305-7030 to reach a member of the TMB Call Center between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central Time, or send an email to verifcic@tmb.state.tx.us.

    Do I need to send copies of my CME certificates with my registration?

    No. You will need to provide these documents if you are selected in a random CME audit conducted after each registration period or if you receive a written request from Board staff to present these documents.

    How do I register/renew my NCT permit each year?

    A notice will be sent 60-90 days prior to the expiration date as a reminder that it is time to register. Permits are registered online and paid for with a credit card or electronic check. Registration forms are not available for printing from our web site.

    I have an NCT permit. What do I do if I change jobs?

    As long as your TMB permit has not expired, your supervising physician at your new job only needs to complete and mail the supervising physician application. The application for supervision is on our web site. There is no fee for this process. You also need to notify the TMB of your new employment address. This must be done in writing and can be faxed to (512) 463-9416. Please include your full name and permit number. The office you are leaving should notify TMB in writing so supervision can be terminated with your previous supervising physician.

    When do the NCT permits expire?

    Non-certified radiologic technician permits issued by the TMB expire on June 30th each year.

    Is there a penalty for registering/renewing an NCT permit late?

    Yes. There is no grace period for the expiration date of an NCT Permit. Once the expiration date has occurred, a penalty fee of $25.00 will be added. After June 30th, your permit will be considered delinquent. You cannot perform radiologic procedures while your permit is in a delinquent status. After September 30th, your permit will be cancelled, and you must reapply by submitting a new application.

    Can I register my NCT permit online after June 30th?

    No. After June 30th, online registration will no longer be available for NCT permits.

    Is there a grace period if I do not pay my NCT permit renewal fee on time?

    No. Registration must be completed by June 30th. After June 30th, your permit will be considered delinquent. You cannot perform radiologic procedures while your permit is in a delinquent status. After September 30th, your permit will be cancelled, and you must reapply by submitting a new application.

    Can I renew my NCT permit if my NCT Registry listing is expired?

    Your TMB permit cannot be issued without a current NCT Registry listing or hardship exemption.