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Radiologist Assistant

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible, applicants must:


  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be of good moral character.
  • Submit criminal records checks (FBI and Ohio BCI).
  • Hold a current, valid license from the Department of Health as a radiographer.
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree or post-baccalaureate certificate from an advanced academic program encompassing a nationally recognized radiologist assistant curriculum that includes a radiologist-directed clinical preceptorship.
  • Hold current certification as a registered radiologist assistant from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and have attained the certification by meeting the Registry’s standard certification requirements for documenting clinical education in the form of a clinical portfolio and passing an examination to determine competence to practice.
  • Hold current certification in advanced cardiac life support.

Criminal Records Check (FBI & Ohio BCI)

All applicants for licensure are required to complete an FBI and Ohio BCI criminal records check.  Criminal Record Check fees are $24.00 (FBI) and $22.00 (Ohio BCI), plus vendor processing fees. 

  • In-state applicants: You must use the services of a vendor that participates in the "National WebCheck". Click here for a list of vendors. The sheriff's offices in most of Ohio's 88 counties also participate in the "National WebCheck." Please allow at least two to four weeks for the Board to receive and process in-state background checks.
  • Out-of-state applicants: Request a Fingerprint Packet. Please allow at least six to eight weeks for the Board to receive and process out-of-state background checks.

Please Note: Request that the results be sent directly to the State Medical Board of Ohio. The Medical Board will not accept results from the applicant or a third party.

Application and Required Documents

Please print and mail the application and fee of $200 to the State Medical Board of Ohio, 30 East Broad Street, 3rd Floor, Columbus, Ohio, 43215.  The check should be made payable to Treasurer, State of Ohio.

The application includes:


  • Affidavit and Authorization for Release of Information.
  • Two Certificates of Recommendation.
  • Employer Recommendation Form(s) from most recent employer(s)
  • License Verifications: please submit verifications of any full professional licenses you hold, either active or inactive, in another jurisdiction.
  • Criminal Records Check Instructions.
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License Restoration

An individual should apply for a restoration application if their application has been inactive for two years or more.  A certificate may be restored upon an applicant's submission of a restoration application, the biennial registration fee ($200), applicable monetary penalty ($50), and submission of criminal background checks.  Please note:  The Board may require additional training or examination, or both,of any applicant who for the two years or more immediately preceding the date of application has not been engaged in clinical practice.


Request for Restoration Application

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