Board Information

Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation in Montana, all Montana Department of Labor & Industry offices are closed to the public to protect the health and safety of our clients and staff.  Our services are available through remote delivery.  We are available to assist customers through our online public portal at EBIZ.MT.GOV/POL (Professional and Occupational Licenses) and EBIZ.MT.GOV (for Permits). For other services, please contact us via email at DLIBSDWEBHELP@MT.GOV or by phone (406) 841-2300.

 

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The Montana Board of Radiologic Technologists is pleased to make this web site available to share licensing and regulatory information with you. You can find what is needed to become licensed as a Radiologic Technologist or a Limited Permit Holder in Radiologic Technology. In addition, you can verify who is already licensed and learn the statutory and regulatory requirements of the profession if you are licensee or an interested member of the public. You will also find board meeting information here including agendas and minutes from past meetings, a section on frequently asked questions and any news items from the Board.


COVID-19/Current News

ARRT is closing their main office for 7 days, minimum, beginning 3/18/2020. During this time you should consult their website located here for further updates. Any Questions Related to Re-Opening, should be directed to the Governor's office, further information can be found on the Joint Information Center Website

Effective immediately: All board meetings will be held by conference call.  No outside participants or stakeholders will be allowed access in the building.  Please attend by phone.

New Licensees/Applicants: The board recognizes that the current pandemic has created discord in the normal application, examination, and licensure process. We are striving to address these concerns and potential roadblocks as quickly as possible; however, please understand that this will not occur overnight. The board must continue its public safety mission while adapting to daily changes occurring from the pandemic. This will take time. For now, applicants are encouraged to begin their application for licensure and to complete as much of the required information as possible. Applications remain valid for one (1) year under normal circumstances. If you submit your application and an item is missing, our licensing specialist will work with you to complete the application. We do not deny applicants for submitting an incomplete application. By completing the application’s remaining parts, exempting exams, etc., you can get ahead on the licensure process.

The board is continuing to monitor the pandemic and will update this website as a point of public communication.  Please make sure your e-mail is up to date in our licensing records using the change address form on the right side of this web-page or e-mailing the help desk at dlibsdhelp@mt.gov

 


Montana Board of Radiologic Technologists
301 South Park Avenue
P.O. Box 200513
Helena, MT  59620-0513

Contact Information

If you are already licensed, have applied for a license, are about to apply for a license, or are renewing your license from the Board of Radiologic Technologists:

Professional Licensing Customer Service:

(406) 444-6880

DLIBSDHELP@MT.GOV

 

If you have scope of practice questions or comments for the Board of Radiologic Technologists:

Kelly Welsh, Executive Officer

(406) 841-2258

DLIBSDRTS@MT.GOV


If you have questions about continuing education:

(406) 444-5696

AUDIT@MT.GOV

 

If you have questions about filing a complaint against a licensee:

(406) 841-2312

DLIBSDCOMPLAINTS@MT.GOV

 

Mailing Address:

Board of Radiologic Technologists

PO Box 200513

Helena, MT 59620-0513

 

Physical Address:

Board of Radiologic Technologists

301 S. Park Avenue

4th Floor

Helena, MT 59620

 

 

 

Board Events

Board meetings are usually held several times a year. Meeting minutes are posted within 3 days of board approval.

In general, Board meetings are open to the public. There are certain meetings or parts (Screening Panel and Executive Session), which are closed to the public.

Scheduled and Proposed Meetings

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Board Members

Board members are appointed by the Governor with Senate confirmation. Members serve 3 year terms with no limit on the number of terms a member may serve. 

Individual Board Members can be contacted by email at dlibsdrts@mt.gov. In your message please specify which board member you would like to contact. 

For additional contact information and information on board member terms, please visit the Governor’s Office link for Board Members and Councils at boards.mt.gov.

 

Mike Nielsen, RPA, Board Chair
Barbara Anderson, LPH
Daniel Funsch, RT
Dr. Jeffrey Lindenbaum, Radiologist
Nathan Richardson, RT
Vacant, Public Member
Vacant, RT

License Information

Individuals who engage in the practice of x-ray exposures in Montana must apply to the Montana Board of Radiologic Technologists for licensure. The Board evaluates the applicant’s fitness to practice and assures the basic requirements are met. Applicants for licensure must be at least 18 years of age and meet the educational and testing requirements set by Montana law or in administrative rule.

Public or Licensee Inquiries

Licensees can find license renewal information in this section and obtain mailing lists of licensees.

You can learn who is licensed in Montana by searching our Licensee Lookup system.

Renewal Process

  1. The renewal deadline date (expiration date) for all Radiologic Technologists and Limited Permit Holders is February 1st of each year.
  2. Licenses issued 60 days prior to February 1 of each year will be given a renewal date of the following February 1st. (i.e. If license is issued January 15, 2016 the license will be given an expiration date of February 1, 2017, by which they need to renew.)
  3. Renewal opens 60 days prior to your expiration date. We encourage you to renew your license early in the renewal cycle.
  4. Please note that our online system is available 24/7 during the renewal cycle however, there is no staff available to assist you after 5:00 p.m. Waiting until the last hours to renew could mean that there is no one available to assist you and this may cause your renewal to accrue late fees.

Limited Permit X-Ray

The following outlines general licensing information. For specific information on filing an application, you will need to obtain the license application which includes a detailed listing of the requirements.

To apply for the Limited Permit Holder License using the online application please click here

Please review the Limited Permit Holder checklist here.

A. Licensing Fees: All Fees are Non-Refundable
Application: $100.00

B. Education Requirements:
The course shall be a minimum of 104 hours in length, approved by the board meeting the qualifications of examination for each specified procedure:

  • fundamentals of radiobiology;
  • imaging equipment;
  • fundamentals of radiation protection;
  • radiographic technique and principles of radiographic exposure;
  • darkroom procedures;
  • interrelationship of the radiographic chain (i.e. technique vs. darkroom procedures);
  • adverse contrast reaction;
  • medical, legal and ethical – minimum four hours;
  • radiation safety - minimum eight hours; and
  • image production and evaluation - film critique - four hours.

Additional courses and clinical competencies to include anatomy, physiology, positioning, pathology, x-ray technique, and proper handling of trauma patients, shall be required for the applicant to qualify for examination in each of the specified limited x-ray procedures. Course length and clinical competencies specified for each limited x-ray procedure are:

  • chest - minimum four hours, and passing competencies - ten actual;
  • extremities - minimum eight hours, and passing upper extremities competencies - five actual and passing lower extremities competencies - five actual;
  • spine - minimum eight hours, and passing competencies - ten actual;
  • skull - minimum eight hours, and passing competencies - ten, all of which may be simulated;
  • abdomen - minimum four hours, and passing competencies - ten actual;
  • GI tract and associated overhead films - eight hours, and passing competencies - ten, all of which may be simulated; and
  • positioning - minimum eight hours, and passing competencies - ten actual. 

C. Examination Information: ARRT Examination Instructions:
After the application has been processed, you will be sent a letter from this office stating that you are eligible for the ARRT Limited Scope Exam with instructions to you regarding payment of the ARRT examination fee. The examination fee, to be paid directly to ARRT by an applicant, is $125.00 until December 31, 2019. Effective January 1, 2020 the examination fee will be $140.00.

  1. Once the ARRT processes your fee, you will be mailed a packet directly from ARRT that includes the appropriate candidate handbook and your candidate status report.
  2. You will be scheduling your examination appointment after you receive the Limited Scope Candidate Status Report from ARRT.
D. Continuing Education Requirements: Six (6) contact hours of continuing education annually which are germane to the radiographic portion of permit holders profession.

Radiologic Technologist

The following outlines general licensing information. For specific information on filing an application, you will need to obtain the license application which includes a detailed listing of the requirements.

To apply for the Radiologic Technologist License using the online application please click here

Please review the Radiologic Technologist checklist here.

A. Licensing Fees: All Fees are Non-Refundable
Application: $100.00

B. Education Requirements: 24-month course of study in radiologic technology approved by the board.

C. Examination Information: Successful completion of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Examination.

D. Renewal Period

E. Renewal Fee

F. Continuing Education Requirements: Evidence of current American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification.

G. Other Special License Requirements: A temporary permit may be issued to an applicant who has completed education but has not yet taken the ARRT examination.

Lookup Licensed Individual

Licensee Lookup System

This site is a primary source for verification of license credentials.

The Montana Department of Labor and Industry, Business Standards Division, presents Licensee Lookup information as a service to the public. The Division relies upon information provided by licensees to be true and correct, as required by statute. It is an act of unprofessional conduct for a licensee knowingly to provide erroneous information to the Division.

The Department of Labor and Industry makes no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content of this website. Assessing the accuracy and reliability of information obtained from this website is solely the responsibility of the user. If you have questions regarding information found within this Licensee Lookup website, please contact the specific licensing board directly.

Please note that some disciplinary actions against licensees may not appear immediately on the website. Appeals, effective dates of orders and other administrative processes may delay posting on the website. Please contact the specific licensing board directly if you require discipline information that occurred prior to July 1, 1996.

Download List of Licensees

License Download System

This service allows you to purchase complete lists of individuals, businesses, and contractors licensed with the State of Montana through the Business Standards Division.

Options include:

  • Creating a customized list of licensees by selecting board type, license type, license status, county, etc.;
  • Submitting payment for your list using a credit/debit card or registered user account
  • Downloading your list immediately, and if necessary, retrieving your list within 24-hours of purchase

Regulations

The Board of Radiologic Technologists was established in 1979 to regulate the practice of and establish standards for Radiologic Technologists and Limited Permit Holders in Montana.  Radiologic Technologists and Limited Permit Holders should be aware of their obligations under Montana law and administrative rule.

The Montana Code Annotated (MCA) includes the laws passed by the Legislature that govern this profession. Professional and Occupational Licensing Laws can be found in Title 37, Chapter 1, Part 3.  Known as the Uniform Regulatory Act, these statutes were passed in 1995. 

The Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) are often referred to as regulations.  The Board adopts administrative rules in order to administer the laws over which the Legislature has given the Board authority. The Board follows a process defined in law, the Montana Administrative Procedures Act, when they are proposing new rules or making changes to existing rules to ensure public participation.  The Board files a public notice in the Montana Administrative Register (MAR) on any proposed rule changes or new rules.  You can keep track of any rule changes by viewing MAR online.

The Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) at this site contain what should be the same text as the official version published by the Office of the Secretary of State. There is a possibility, however, that the content may vary from the official version. In addition, the format has been changed for viewing on this web site. A copy of the official ARM in official format can be obtained from the ARM Bureau of the Office of the Secretary of State, by emailing at SOSARM@mt.gov 

For web version of the ARM published by the Secretary of State can be viewed at Secretary of State's Administrative Rules of Montana

FAQ's Concerning Administrative Rules

Administrative Rules

Statutes


Title 2 Chapter 15 Part 17 - Board of Radiologic Technologists establishment


Title 37 Chapter 14 - Radiologic Technologists laws

Rules Notices

Click here to find rules notices older than one year at the Montana Secretary of State website.


MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-101-308

In the matter of the amendment of ARM 24.101.417 registration for out-of-state volunteer professionals

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENT (published May 29, 2020)

NOTICE OF AMENDMENT (effective July 25, 2020)

Complaint Information

The Montana Department of Labor & Industry and Professional and Occupational Licensing Boards are charged with taking appropriate action for unprofessional, incompetent, or unlawful practice. To learn more about the complaint process or to file a complaint, please visit our Complaint Information page.

How to File a Complaint

Continuing Education Information

An applicant for renewal of a limited permit shall affirm on the renewal form that the applicant has completed six contact hours (one hour equals not less than 55-60 minutes) of continuing education as provided in this rule as a condition to establish eligibility for renewal. The continuing education requirement will not apply until after the licensee's first full year of licensure.

For the complete rule, requirements and qualifications for CE, please click the following link: ARM 24.204.2101 Continuing Education

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