10.32.10.04

.04 Qualifications for Licensure.

A. An individual shall be licensed by the Board if the individual meets the requirements of §B of this regulation.

B. An individual shall be licensed by the Board if the individual:

(1) Completes an application on a form supplied by the Board;

(2) Pays an application fee as specified in Regulation .18 of this chapter;

(3) Is 18 years old or older;

(4) Is of good moral character;

(5) Demonstrates oral and written competency in English by any of the following:

(a) Graduation from a recognized English-speaking high school or undergraduate school after at least 3 years of enrollment;

(b) Graduation from a recognized English-speaking professional school with acceptable proof of proficiency in the oral and written communication of English;

(c) Receiving a grade of:

(i) At least 26 on the "Speaking Section" of the Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language; and

(ii) At least 79 on the Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language;

(6) Except as indicated in §C of this regulation, has been educated as follows:

(a) A radiographer shall successfully complete and graduate from a program of radiography which has been accredited by the JRCERT or one of its successors;

(b) A nuclear medicine technologist shall successfully complete and graduate from a program of nuclear medicine technology which has been accredited by the JRCNMT or one of its successors;

(c) A radiation therapist shall successfully complete and graduate from a program of radiation therapy which has been accredited by the JRCERT or one of its successors; or

(d) A radiologist assistant shall:

(i) Complete a radiologist assistant educational program that is recognized by ARRT; and

(ii) Successfully complete coursework that leads to a baccalaureate degree or post-baccalaureate certificate;

(7) Has passed examinations as follows:

(a) A radiographer shall pass the examination in radiography constructed by the ARRT;

(b) A nuclear medicine technologist shall pass the examination in nuclear medicine technology constructed by the ARRT or NMTCB;

(c) A radiation therapist shall pass the examination in radiation therapy constructed by the ARRT; or

(d) A radiologist assistant shall pass the examination administered by the ARRT for radiologist assistants; and

(8) Has been certified and maintains current registration or active certification from the ARRT or the NMTCB at the time of application.

C. An individual enrolled onApril 1, 2010, in an education program not accredited by JRCERT or JRCNMT may meet the requirements for an education program specified in §B(6)(a), (b), or (c) of this regulation if the individual:

(1) Graduates on or before June 30, 2011, from an education program determined by the Board to be equivalent based on the guidelines set forth in 42 CFR Part 75, Appendix A, D, or E;

(2) Applies for licensure within 6 months following the month of graduation from the education program; and

(3) Meets all other requirements for licensure at the time of application.

D. In addition to the requirements specified in §B of this regulation, an applicant for a license as a radiologist assistant shall have:

(1) A current Maryland license as a radiographer;

(2) Completed a radiologist-directed clinical preceptorship as a part of the educational program required by §B(6)(d) of this regulation;

(3) Current certification in advanced cardiac life support; and

(4) Current certification as a radiologist assistant by the ARRT.