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Medical Imaging & Radiology (ARRT)

In order to receive licensure as a medical imaging professional in the state of Kentucky, a transitioning service member in the medical imaging field must have either graduated from an accredited program and passed the national exam administered through ARRT or NMTCB, or is applying through reciprocity with another state.


Step 1: 

Determine Your Pathway

Accredited Degree vs. Reciprocity

201 KAR 46:040

Step 1A: 

Accredited Degree

Proof of graduation from a program accredited by                     or 


Successfully passed the national exam administered by ARRT or NMTCB 

Step 1B: 


  • An active valid, and in good standing, medical imaging license with another state 

  • Certificate of licensure by a national organization

    • Refer to KRS 311B.020 (11)

  • Minimum of 5 years industry-related work experience

  • Continuing education credits

Step 2: 

Submitting an Application to KBMIRT 

In addition to pathway-specific documents, all applicants must also provide:

  • Completed application form with KBMIRT here

  • A criminal background check for Kentucky here

  • Criminal background checks for all other states of residence

  • Government-issued photo ID

  • Proof of active registration with ARRT or NMTCB

Currently there are no application fees for transitioning service members.

Step 3: 

Review Process

KBMIRT will review your application packet and issue your license. 

For your convenience, you can access the steps below via a PDF

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