Becoming a Licensed Radiographer

Although our individual paths may not be the same, our journey to becoming the best Licensed Radiographer possible is. To start the journey of obtaining your Wisconsin Radiographer License visit the State of Wisconsin Department of Professional Services.

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Wisconsin Radiographer Continuing Education Requirements

All Radiographers must complete 24 hours of continuing education beginning with the 8/31/2014 renewal.


NOTE: Does not apply to the biennium when license was first issued or for first renewal of license.


Continuing education hours must be obtained through providers that are recognized by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) per RAD 5.03.


See Administrative Code for more details.

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LXMO - Limited X-ray Machine Operator


RADIOGRAPHER LICENSE AND LIMITED X-RAY MACHINE OPERATOR PERMIT


All Radiographers must complete 24 hours of continuing education beginning with the 8/31/2014 renewal.


Please be aware that the specific requirements described below are based upon administrative rules which have been submitted to the legislative subcommittee. All applications forms will be available through the DRL website when the rules receive final adoption.

In 2010, a new law was enacted in Wisconsin which establishes licensing and permitting requirements for those who perform medical radiography or provide medical radiographic services. The new law, 2009 Wisconsin Act 106, which created Chapter 462 of the Wisconsin statutes, requires that any person who performs radiography or operates an X-ray machine or X-ray equipment, and is not exempt from the law, shall obtain a license to perform radiography or a permit to operate X-ray machines or perform limited scope radiographic procedures. This advisory bulletin is issued by the Wisconsin Radiography Examining Board to inform all persons who are affected by the new law about the options for obtaining the license or permit, the requirements and qualifications required for each, and to briefly explain the application process.

How do I know whether I need a radiography license or LXMO permit?

If you are seeking to perform the full range of diagnostic radiography procedures, only a licensed radiographer is qualified to do so. A person who is operating x-ray equipment in a limited scope (e.g. x-rays of extremities or chest X-rays); a permit will allow you to do so.

If you are ARRT certified, or will soon qualify for an ARRT certificate, you should apply for a radiography license. If you are taking radiographs, but you are not a student or ARRT certified, you should apply for the LXMO permit.

Permit Information
LXMO Continuing Education Requirement _


Limited X-Ray Machine Operators must complete 12 hours of continuing education beginning with the 8/31/2014 renewal.

Continuing education hours must be obtained through providers that are recognized by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) per RAD 5.03

See Administrative Code for more details.

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