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Radiologic Technologist Accreditation

Q: How many Continuing Education (CE) hours do I need for renewal?

A: Technologist who hold an active or conditional accreditation will need 24 hours of CE. Limited radiographers, 12 hours. However, all technologists who are registered with ARRT or NMTCB and who are in compliance with CE requirements or on CE probation at the time of renewal with the Agency, will be considered as having met the CE requirement for Illinois renewal.

Q: When does one’s accreditation expire?

A: The expiration date is printed on the accreditation certificate and wallet card, or can be verified online under the Directory of Radiologic Technologists.

Q: Can I pay or renew my accreditation with a credit card?

A: No

Q: Can I renew my accreditation online?

A: Yes. Log in (SSN, Accreditation Number and date of birth). The login link is provided below this paragraph. Make any necessary changes to personal information (update address). Click on “Renew Accreditation” and complete the questionnaire. Then continue with renew online (requires a valid checking account and $1 convenience fee). Upon completion you will receive a message that your application for accreditation has been received, and the ability to print a receipt. If desired, you will also have an option to print a work authorization letter, which will be valid for 10 days.

https://iema.illinois.gov/radiation/radtech/radtechlogin.asp

Q: How long will it take to get my accreditation?

A: Most applications are processed, and the accreditation certificate mailed within 7 - 10 days of receipt. However, upon request, an immediate authorization to work can be issued upon receipt of a completed application and accompanying fee. When requesting an immediate work authorization, please provide a fax number and contact person.

Q: I need my accreditation ASAP. Should I mail it overnight via Express Mail?

A: No. This will not be necessary. The Agency offers an expedited application process for new applications only via fax, upon receipt of a completed application and direct debit authorization form (direct debit from checking account). Information regarding the expedited application process is available online under the Med Tech Login screen.

Q: Can John Doe work tomorrow?

A: Only if he is accredited, or has an application pending, in which case an authorization to work letter (for 10 days) can be issued via fax to the employer.

Q: What do I need to do to change my name/address with you?

A: Name Change Requests must be accompanied by a photocopy of your Marriage Certificate or a Court Order showing the name change. These documents can be faxed to 217-785-9946 or mailed to:

IEMA
ATT: Tech Accreditation Program
1035 Outer Park Dr.
Springfield, IL 62704

Along with the name change documents, please provide either your Accreditation or Social Security Number.

Address changes can be submitted online through the Med Tech Login screen (Update Address), or by calling us at 217-785-9913.

Q: What are the requirements to be accredited?

A: Requirements for accreditation are listed in the regulations, Part 401, which may be viewed or downloaded from our website.

Q: I’m moving out of state. What should I do regarding my status with The Agency?

A: Technologists who receive a renewal notice that are no longer working in radiologic technology, or are not employed in Illinois, may choose not to renew their accreditations. If so, no notification is required, nor does one need to return the renewal application. To re-instate an expired accreditation simply complete the application and return it with the appropriate fee, or renew online.

Q: Do I need to be accredited by the Agency if I am only doing MRI, bone densitometry or ultrasound?

A: No.

Q: Must I keep my ARRT or NMTCB registry up-to-date in order to renew my Illinois license?

A: No, it is not required for renewal. However, it may be a condition of employment.

If you have any additional questions or require further assistance please feel free to contact us at 217-785-9913 or by email, ema.techinfo@illinois.gov.

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