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 are now regulated by the TMB and each occupation’s respective board/advisory committee.
Please note that the Non-Certified Radiologic Technician Registry is part of this transition.
Please know in accordance with law passed by the 84th Legislature (SB 202), all Respiratory Care Practitioner, Medical Radiologic Technologist, Limited Medical Radiologic Technologist, and Non-Certified Radiologic Technician applicants who apply after August 31, 2019, will also now be required to successfully pass the Jurisprudence (JP) exam.
The JP exam is available for applicants with active, pending applications to take online through their My TMB account. Visit the online JP Exam page for more information: http://www.tmb.state.tx.us/page/licensing-jp-exam
If you are currently on the NCT Registry and you need to renew, this process is available in the Renewals section of our website here.
In order to perform radiologic procedures under the supervision of a Texas physician Non-Certified Radiologic Technicians (NCTs) must have completed the mandatory training requirements outlined in section 194.6 of the Board Rules. In addition to completing the mandatory training NCTs are also required to be listed on the NCT Registry, or have an approved a hardship exemption, prior to starting practice.
If you are a NCT supervised by another type of practitioner, such as a chiropractor, podiatrist, or dentist please contact those agencies directly for information on the laws regulating those practice areas, (See below for contact information.)
Before You Apply
Please note that Texas has a two-step application process – pre-licensure and licensure.
During pre-licensure, the applicant’s documents are collected based on the standard requirements for placement on the NCT Registry and how the applicant has responded to the application questions. Please note documents are not reviewed for content during the pre-licensure stage and additional information may be required once an application has been moved to licensure.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to follow all instructions carefully and submit the required information. Failure to submit documentation correctly during the pre-licensure stage may result in the applicant having to resubmit documents in the correct format once their file reaches licensure.
Only after the initial documents have been received will your application be forwarded to the licensure step for processing. During licensure, a licensure analyst will review and verify all the information contained in the application and the supporting documentation. Additional information may be required based on the review of your application and documentation.
Individual application processing time will vary based on the complexity of the application. The processing time clock begins when the applicant has submitted all initial documents and has moved to the licensure stage. Factors that increase the processing time are answering “yes” to any of the Professionalism questions on the application and failing to follow instructions when submitting documentation. However, failing to answer application questions truthfully may be considered falsification of your application, will increase the processing time of your application, and could result in punitive action by the Board.
Prior to applying please review the NCT Registry Documentation Checklist & Eligibility Requirements for an overview of the required documentation and potential eligibility issues.
Once the applicant has submitted the application online, they will be contacted by e-mail regarding supplemental documentation requirements. It is imperative applicants provide a valid e-mail address on the application in order to receive timely notifications from the TMB. Applicants who do not provide a valid e-mail address will be contacted by letter through the US Postal Service.
Depending on the answers, some of the questions on the application will require applicants to download a supplemental form and submit it. Additional documentation will also be required from third parties. Most third party information must be submitted directly to the TMB. Please read all instructions carefully. Applicants must also take and pass the Jurisprudence Exam and submit their fingerprints for state and national criminal history background checks.
License Application Messaging and Status (LAMAS)
After submitting their application online, NCT Registry applicants will be contacted via e-mail regarding supplemental documentation requirements and how to log into the LAMAS system which is accessed through MyTMB.
The LAMAS system allows applicants the ability to submit required documents and review the status of their application in real-time. LAMAS is also mobile-compatible so applicant can capture and submit document images from their smart devices.
Many of the required documents can be submitted via LAMAS with the exception of items that are required to be submitted by a third-party like DPS/FBI fingerprint results, transcripts, etc. LAMAS will display updates as third-party documents are received. Third parties can send information to the Board using the US Postal Service, a private overnight delivery service, or fax if indicated in the instructions.
Due to the high volume of applications being processed by the agency, staff members are unable to meet personally with applicants about their file. Questions or concerns regarding applications should be submitted in writing.
NCT applicants in the pre-licensure stage should submit all questions by email to TMBscreening@tmb.state.tx.us. Inquiries send to this e-mail address are typically responded to within 3 business days.
If an application has advanced to the licensure stage the applicant should send inquiries directly to the licensure analyst via their individual e-mail. Once an application has been assigned to an analyst please allow up to 15 business days for them to complete the initial documentation review. An applicant will be contacted by e-mail regarding once the initial review has been completed.
Application and Application-Related Fees
Registry Application Fee: The current fee for a Non-Certified Radiologic Technologist Registry application in Texas is $60.00.
The registry application fee includes a $10 Office of Patient Protection fee. An additional non-refundable surcharge related to the Texas Physician Health Program ($5.25) will be assessed with the application fee. These fees are required by statute. The remaining $50 is the fee required by the TMB.
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Non-Certified Radiologic Technologist Application – Application Fee
*Fees are not refundable.
No financial information is seen, processed, or stored by the Texas Medical Board.
The payment portion of the online application 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: $65.25 – Application fee due
$66.98 – Total amount charged on Credit Card
Ex: $65.25 – Application fee due
$65.25 – Total amount charged through electronic check