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

This website is for California radiologic technology licensing only and not for ARRT certification and registration. For ARRT certification and registration, please go to

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, send a copy of your CDPH-RHB eligibility letter and a cashier's check or money order made payable to ARRT. Personal and business checks are not accepted.

If you require testing accommodations, you cannot pay by credit card. Review our Testing Accommodations Guidelines for more information.


User's Guide

Guide to State Licensing

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  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. What is Eligibility Period? STATE ELIGIBILITY PERIOD
    Your license/permit eligibility period is determined by your state licensing agency. You may attempt the exam three times within this eligibility period. You must contact your state licensing agency once this eligibility period has ended. Payment for examination must be received at the ARRT no later than 30 days before the end date of your eligibility period. This is to allow time for payment processing and examination scheduling. The exam must be completed before the end of your eligibility period.

    You may schedule your exam appointment for any time during the ARRT-assigned 90-day examination window printed on the State Candidate Status Report. Examination windows begin on the Wednesday after payment is processed at the ARRT and extend for 90 calendar days. Please see Examination Handbook for details.
  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 7-10 business days, you’ll receive an email from ARRT informing you that your Candidate Status Report is available on your Profile page. You’ll also receive a printed Candidate Status Report and a state licensing handbook from ARRT via U.S. mail.

  8. Schedule your exam appointment: Call Pearson VUE at 1.800.632.9055, or schedule online.

  9. Complete exam.
  10. Results will be mailed to you from the CDPH-RHB within 4 weeks.

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