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The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and The California Radiological Health Branch

The California Department of Public Health Radiologic Health Branch (CDPH-RHB) is pleased to announce that as of October 1, 2020, they will provide an expeditious pathway for eligible radiologic technologists to receive the California Radiologic Technologist Fluoroscopy Permit without taking the Fluoroscopy examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT®).

For more information:

For questions regarding requirements and the application process, please contact us.

If you prefer using a paper process to pay for your exam, you must send a copy of your CDPH-RHB eligibility letter and a cashier's check or money order made payable to the ARRT. Personal and business checks are not acceptable.

If you require testing accommodations you cannot pay by credit card. You must submit a completed Request for Test Accommodations Form and supporting documentation with a copy of your CDPH-RHB eligibility letter and cashier's check or money order.

Testing Accommodations Guidelines


User's Guide

User Guide:

  1. Print appropriate application from your state website.
  2. Fill out application and mail to CDPH-RHB with the appropriate state application fee for eligibility determination. NOTE: Do NOT include the examination fee.
  3. CDPH-RHB will determine your eligibility for the license for which you have applied. You will receive a letter from them informing you of your examination eligibility and instructions for paying your exam fee to the ARRT if necessary. If an exam is not necessary, and you are found eligible, you will receive your license at this time.
  4. The CDPH-RHB will enter your information into the STATERHC.ORG database. Your CDPH-RHB eligibility period will start at this time. You must pay ARRT for your examination or any subsequent retakes at least 30 days prior to the end of your CDPH-RHB eligibility period.
  5. If you are a first time user, you will need to create a personal profile on this site. If you already have a profile, skip to Step 6.
    1. Select "Register" from the login screen.
    2. Enter Zip Code, Date of Birth and last 4 digits of your Social Security Number as submitted on your state application.
    3. Verify the information that the state office has entered. (Notify CDPH, not ARRT of any necessary changes).
    4. Select a username and password, fill in other personal information and create your profile.
  6. Pay for your examination by credit card. (Payment by cashier's check or money order is acceptable, but you will need to mail your payment with  a copy of your CDPH-RHB eligibility letter to the ARRT. )
    NOTE: Personal and business checks are not acceptable and will be returned.
  7. Within approximately 10 business days you will receive a “candidate status report" and handbook from the ARRT.
  8. Call Pearson VUE, or go to their website and schedule your exam appointment time and location.
  9. Complete exam.
  10. Results will be mailed to you from the CDPH-RHB within 4 weeks.

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