Texas MRT X-Ray CE Courses, Credits, and Requirements
Meet Your MRT CE Requirements for Texas with EverLearn’s Online CE Courses
General MRTs and Limited MRTs are medical radiologic technologists (MRT) who are licensed with the Texas Medical Board (TMB) to perform radiography exams in the state of Texas.
General MRTs are required to complete 24 hours of continuing education (CE) every 24 months.
Limited MRTs are required to complete 18 hours of continuing education (CE) every 24 months.
An easy way to fulfill your Texas MRT CE requirements is to enroll in EverLearn’s formal CE courses that are approved for Category A credit. All EverLearn courses are formal CE courses designated as Category A radiology CE credit by the ASRT. Therefore, the Texas Medical Board will accept all EverLearn online CE credits for General MRT and Limited MRT’s registration renewal CE requirements.
Also, as a requirement of license renewal both General and Limited MRTs are required to complete a human trafficking prevention course approved by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). This is starting with renewals after September 21, 2020. Good news, the HHSC has a list of approved courses, and many are FREE! You can find the link to the approved courses here.
The 24 month time period for obtaining MRT CE credits is based on the technologist’s biennial registration and not the regular calendar year. General MRT and Limited MRT Registrations expire two times a year with the Texas Medical Board, either on February 28th or August 31st and registration renewals are available online 60-90 days prior to the expiration date of your current registration.
Texas MRT CE Requirements: Formal CE Courses Versus Non-Formal CE Courses
Of the 24 hours of continuing education (CE) credits required for General MRTs by the TMB, 12 of those credit hours must be satisfied by completing formal CE courses designated as Category A or A+ credits. Good news, ALL EverLearn courses are approved as formal Category A credit so you're safe to take ALL your General MRT CE requirements with us, not just the 12!
The remaining 12 credit hours can be from courses not approved for formal credit but keep in mind if you take this route the non-formal CE courses must be documented and recorded in a manner that can be easily submitted to the Texas Medical Board upon request.
For Limited MRTs, of the 18 hours of continuing education (CE) credits required by the TMB, 9 of these hours must be satisfied by completing formal CE courses designated as Category A or A+ credits.
But, again, why not just make it easy and take ALL credits formally with EverLearn ensuring a convenient and stress-free MRT CE experience! Because, when completing your MRT CE courses with EverLearn we will automatically email your CE certificates of completion to you, which will serve as your formal documentation of the fulfillment of your MRT CE requirements to the Texas Medical Board.
Are there Any Content Requirements for MRT Continuing Education (CE) Credits?
Yes, at minimum, 50% of the required number of MRT CE credit hours must be from radiology CE courses that contain educational content directly related to administering treatment to patients for medical purposes or for the use and application of ionizing radiation in the production of diagnostic images. The remaining 50% of MRT credits hours can be from CE courses related to the use of non-ionizing radiation for medical purposes or where the content is indirectly related to radiologic sciences.
Examples of MRT CE course content directly related to the use and application of ionizing radiation include but are not limited to:
- Radiation physics
- Safety in Radiation
- Biological aspects of radiation
- Radiation biology
- Anatomical positioning
- Radiographic exposure technique
- Patient care relating to a radiology procedure
- Radio pharmaceutics and contrast media applications
- Mammography applications
- Nuclear medicine applications
- Radiation therapy applications
Examples of course content indirectly related to radiologic technology include but are not limited to:
- Computer literacy
- Human behavioral sciences
- Administration & management
- Adult education
- Public speaking
- Technical writing
Examples of course content related to the use of non-ionizing radiation for medical purposes include but are not limited to:
- Sonography/Ultrasound courses
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) courses
Am I required to keep documentation of my MRT CE Courses and Credits?
The quick answer is yes! Documentation of completed MRT CE credits is to be made available to the Texas Medical Board upon their request. However, there is no requirement or need to submit the documentation with your registration renewal.
Keep in mind that random audits will be done to assure compliance with MRT CE requirements. If you’re audited, then this documentation of completed MRT CE credits must be provided to the board.
With EverLearn this is easy as your certificates of completion of CE credits are forever stored in the EverLearn online learning system. So, if you ever get audited and you’ve misplaced your certificates all you have to do is sign back into your EverLearn account, re-download your certificates, and then send them off to the Texas Medical Board.
If you’d like to review the MRT CE requirements for yourself, the information can be found on the Texas Medical Board’s website. Click here for General MRT CE information. Click here for Limited MRT information.
To get started with EverLearn, sign up today and you’ll be off to obtaining your MRT CE credits in a convenient and stress-free manner.