Tennessee X-Ray License
 
X-ray operators working in the offices of medical doctors, chiropractors, podiatrists, and osteopathic physicians must complete an appropriate educational program and pass an approved examination prior to obtaining a certificate.
These operators of x-ray equipment are regulated by laws, rules, and regulations, which establish minimum educational standards and criteria for using equipment. These laws can be found in the chapters of the Tennessee Code Annotated referenced below by specialty.
 
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Licenses can be renewed on-line one hundred twenty (120) days prior to expiration at. Click on the License Renewal & Address Update link under TN State X-Ray Links and follow the prompts. Licensees are responsible for renewing their certifications on time and keeping the Board apprised of current information. It is a violation of the law and of the board’s rules to practice on an expired license.

 

 Applications for licensure may be obtained online at each board’s website or by calling the appropriate board at (615) 532-3202 or 1-800-778-4123.
 
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Medical
 
 
medical x-ray
Operators of x-ray equipment in medical doctors' offices must have completed appropriate education, passed an approved examination, and be awarded a certificate by the Board of Medical Examiners prior to operating x-ray equipment. Exemptions from certification exist only while the individuals are waiting to take the examination (a period of six (6) months following the completion of study) and while waiting for the examination scores (seventy-five (75) days following the examination). T.C.A. § 63-6-224.
 
 
 
 
Osteopathic
 
 
 Osteopathic radiograph
Operators of x-ray equipment in osteopathic physicians' offices must have completed appropriate education, passed an approved examination, and be awarded a certificate by the Board of Osteopathic Examiners prior to operating x-ray equipment. T.C.A. § 63-9-112.
 
 
 
Chiropractic
 
 
Chiropractic x-ray
Operators of x-ray equipment in chiropractic offices must have completed an approved course, provide certificate of required education when application is made to the Board of Chiropractic Examiners, pass an approved examination, then work under the direct supervision of a chiropractor to gain one thousand and forty (1,040) hours of experience prior to issuance of license. T.C.A. § 63-4-119
 
 
 
 
Podiatric
 
 
Podiatric radiograph
Operators of x-ray equipment in the offices of podiatrists must have completed an approved course, sixty (60) hours of clinical experience under supervision, pass an approved examination and be issued a certification by the Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners.  T.C.A. § 63-3-125.
 
 
 
 
TN State X-Ray Links
 
 
Health Related Boards Site
   
Medical X-Ray Operator Rules (Board of Medical Examiners)
 
Osteopathic X-Ray Operator Rules (Board of Osteopathic Examination)
 
Podiatric X-Ray Operator Rules (Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners)
 
Chiropractic X-Ray Operator Rules (Board of Chiropractic Examiners)
 
X-Ray Registration Site (DRH)
 
Medical or Osteopathic: Application Instructions for Licensure Reinstatement
 
Chiropractic or Podiatric: Health Related Boards Reinstatement Application
 
License Renewal &  Address Update
   
Name or Address Change Form
 
TN Health Related Boards Licensure Verification System Site
 
Affidavit of Retirement From Practice in Tennessee 
 
TN X-Ray Operator License FAQ's
 
 Click a link below:.
 
  Obtaining a TN X-Ray License
 
  Maintaining a TN X-Ray License
 
 
RES Radiography Classes
 
 Click a link below:.
 
 Course Enrollment Form
 
 CE Enrollment Form
 
RES Web Site
 

 

 
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