Education - Hours Required
(a) Each person
certified by the Board must biennially attend and complete twenty (20) hours of
radiological related continuing education in courses approved by the
(b) Two (2) of the required
twenty (20) biennial continuing education hours must be pertaining to
appropriate statutes, rules and regulations, and other subjects that would be
directly related to compliance with, and/or penalties for non-compliance with
the statutes, rules and regulations. This course must include content
pertaining to the A.R.R.T.'s Standards of Ethics if the certificate holder is
(c) The Board
approves courses for only the number of hours contained in the course. The
approved hours of any individual course will not be counted more than once in a
two (2) year period toward the required hourly total regardless of the number
of times the course is attended or completed by any individual certificate
Education - Proof of Compliance
(a) The due
date for proof of attendance and completion of the required continuing
education hours each certificate holders biennial renewal due date.
(b) Each person must, on a Board provided
form, check a box and/or enter signature which indicates attendance and
completion of the required continuing education hours and that such hours were
obtained during the preceding two (2) calendar years.
(c) Each person must retain proof of
attendance and completion of all continuing education courses. This
documentation must be retained for a period of four (4) years from the end of
the calendar year in which the course is completed. This documentation must be
produced for inspection and verification, if requested in writing by the Board
during its verification process.
Continuing Education - Course Approval
(a) Courses to be offered for credit toward
the required continuing education hours must, unless otherwise provided,
receive prior approval from the Board.
Prior approval of a course may be
obtained by submitting the following information to the Board Administrative
Office at least thirty (30) days prior to the scheduled date of the course.
1. a course description or outline.
2. names of all lecturers.
3. brief resume of all lecturers.
4. number of hours of educational credit
5. date of
6. copies of materials to
be utilized in the course.
verification of attendance is to be documented.
Continuing education courses may be
presented in any of the following formats:
2. Audiovisual - with
successful completion of a written post experience examination to evaluate
Correspondence - with successful completion of a written post experience
examination to evaluate material retention.
4. Any combination of the above.
The following courses need not
receive prior approval and shall constitute Board approved continuing education
Courses sponsored or approved by
any of the following organizations:
Tennessee Society of Radiologic Technologists
(ii) Tennessee Radiological Society
(iii) Tennessee Medical Association
(iv) American Medical Association
(v) American Society of Radiologic
Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
(vii) American College of Radiology
2. Educational courses sponsored
by an accredited school of medicine or radiological health. If such course is
taken for or assigned quarter or semester credit hours, three (3) quarter hours
or equivalent semester hours shall be equivalent to fifteen (15) continuing
education hours. No credits will be counted for courses failed.
(e) Individual Board members and
the Board's designee are vested with the authority to approve continuing
education courses submitted in compliance with this rule. All such approvals
must be presented to the full Board for ratification.
(a) Any person who falsely attests to
attendance and completion of the required hours of continuing education may be
subject to decertification.
person who fails to obtain the required continuing education hours may be
subject to decertification.
Education hours obtained as a result of compliance with the terms of an
informal settlement or Board Orders in any disciplinary action shall not be
counted toward the continuing education hours required to be obtained by Rule
Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs.
Original rule filed March
4, 1985; effective April 3, 1985. Repeal and new rule filed December 7, 1993;
effective February 20, 1994. Amendment filed August 31, 2000; effective
November 14, 2000. Amendment filed November 23, 2005; effective February 6,
2006. Amendment filed May 27, 2008; effective August 10,
Authority: T.C.A. §§
63-6-224, and Public Chapter 956
of the Public Acts of 2000.