NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY:
311B.050(2) requires the
Board of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy to promulgate administrative
regulations to administer and enforce KRS Chapter 311B.
require the board to determine and enforce continuing education requirements
and establish guidelines for the approval of continuing education.
311B.110(3) authorizes the
board to require that all licensees obtain continuing education for ongoing
knowledge of current practices in radiation safety and clinical procedures
prior to licensure renewal. This administrative regulation delineates the
requirements for continuing education and prescribes methods and standards for
the approval of continuing education courses.
Mandatory Continuing Education
(1) Medical imaging technologists,
advanced imaging professionals, radiographers, nuclear medicine technologists,
and radiation therapists shall obtain a minimum of twenty-four (24) continuing
education units per biennium.
Limited X-Ray machine operators shall obtain a minimum of twelve (12)
continuing education units per biennium.
(3) A continuing education unit shall be
earned by participating in fifty (50) contact minutes in an approved continuing
Methods of Acquiring Continuing Education.
(1) Continuing education units applicable to
the renewal of a license shall be directly relevant to the professional growth
and development of the medical imaging technologist, radiation therapist,
advanced imaging professional, radiographer, nuclear medicine technologist, or
limited x-ray machine operator.
Continuing education units may be earned by completing any of the following
(a) Academic courses
relevant to the radiologic sciences or patient care and is offered by a
post-secondary educational institution accredited by a mechanism recognized by
the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or the Nuclear
Medicine Technologist Certification Board (NMTCB). Relevant courses in the
biologic sciences, physical sciences, medical imaging, interventional
procedures, radiation therapy, health and medical sciences, social sciences,
verbal communication (oral and written), mathematics, computer use related to
medical imaging or radiation therapy, management, cultural competency and
ethics related to medical professionals, or post-secondary adult education
methodology shall be considered for acceptance. Some subject areas that shall
not be applicable include formal education clinical hours or credits,
independent study, courses in archeology, astronomy, fine arts, geology,
geography, history, music, philosophy, and religion;
(b) Continuing education units approved by a
professional organization recognized by the board or designated as a Recognized
Continuing Education Evaluation Mechanism (RCEEM); or
(c) Continuing education units offered by
other individuals, organizations, or institutions that have been approved by
course credit equivalency for continuing education units shall be based on one
(1) academic quarter credit hour is equal to twelve (12) continuing education
units or one (1) academic semester credit hour is equal to sixteen (16)
continuing education units.
Procedure for Preapproval of Continuing Education Programs.
A continuing education program may be
approved by two (2) mechanisms:
applying and receiving approval from a RCEEM; or
(b) By applying and receiving approval from
approval of continuing education programs, a person, agency, or company, "CE
(a) Submit KBMIRT Form 9,
Continuing Education Program Approval Request Form at least twenty (20)
business days in advance of the date of the offering;
Submit the continuing education approval
fee as established by
201 KAR 46:020
(c) Provide program
participants with documentation of participation such as a certificate of
(d) Participate in the
audit of approved continuing education programs including presentation
evaluations, attendance, and continuing education participation documentation,
as requested by the board; and
Comply with policies set forth by the board, the ARRT, and NMTCB regarding
continuing education programs.
A continuing education activity shall be
approved if the board determines that the activity is appropriate. The criteria
as established in paragraphs (a) through (d) of this subsection shall be used
by the board to determine the preapproval of a continuing education program.
(a) The activity shall enhance knowledge and
skills associated with professional performance.
(b) It shall pertain to services provided to
patients, the public, or medical profession by an advanced imaging
professional, a medical imaging technologist, a radiographer, a radiation
therapist, a nuclear medicine technologist, or a limited x-ray machine
(c) The presenter shall
submit a curriculum vitae, an abstract, the objectives, and an outline of the
(d) The objectives
shall be obtainable for the time frame, outline, and scope of the
Responsibilities and Reporting Requirements of Licensee. A
licensee shall be responsible for obtaining required continuing education units
and submit documents only if requested by the board. Each licensee shall
maintain all documentation verifying successful completion of continuing
education units for the current and prior biennium. Documentation shall
(1) Official transcripts for
completed academic courses;
copy of the program showing an individual as a presenter of an approved
continuing education program; or
(3) Completion certificates or cards for
continuing education programs.
(1) The board shall audit a random selection
of twenty-five (25) percent of limited x-ray machine operator licensees and ten
(10) percent of all other licensees per year and notify the randomly-selected
(2) Each licensee
selected for audit shall furnish documentation of completed continuing
education units on KBMIRT Form 8, Licensee Continuing Education Documentation
Form, for the identified time frame, and provide the board with a copy of the
certificates or records of completion.
(3) Failure to comply with an audit may
result in non-renewal, suspension or revocation of license.
Section 6. Temporary Licensees.
Continuing education requirements shall not apply to the holders of a temporary
The following material is
incorporated by reference:
(a) KBMIRT Form 9,
"Continuing Education Program Approval Request Form", March 2020; and
(b) KBMIRT Form 8, "Licensee Continuing
Education Documentation Form", March 2020.
This material may be inspected, copied,
or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at the Board of Medical
Imaging and Radiation Therapy, 125 Holmes Street, Suite 320, Frankfort,
Kentucky 40601, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This material is
also available on the board's Web site at https://kbmirt.ky.gov