Request to take the ARRT fluoroscopy exam and become qualified to perform fluoroscopic procedures as a Physician Assistant (PA)

As a PA, you may perform fluoroscopic procedures using fluoroscopy equipment after you complete both didactic and clinical training, and achieve a passing grade on an examination through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

Radiation Control Program

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What you need for Request to take the ARRT fluoroscopy exam and become qualified to perform fluoroscopic procedures as a Physician Assistant (PA)

Before you can register to take the ARRT fluoroscopy exam, you must complete 40 hours of didactic training on fluoroscopy, and an additional 40 hours of clinical training in the place of employment where the procedure will be carried out.

At this time, an approved online training is offered through the American Association of Physician Assistants (AAPA). Other didactic trainings on fluoroscopy must first be approved by RCP in order to qualify the PA to practice fluoroscopy procedures.

View our instructions for Physician Assistants (PA's) regarding the practice of fluoroscopy (PDF) for full guidelines on clinical training requirements and the registration process.

Following completion of both trainings, PA’s must submit the following to the Massachusetts Radiation Control Program:

  • Proof of completion of approved didactic training on fluoroscopy in the form of a signed original certificate or a notarized copy of the certificate.
  • Proof of completion of clinical training on fluoroscopic procedures at his/her place of employment as described above.
  • A letter from the supervising physician confirming that the PA is qualified to carry out the specific fluoroscopic procedures and has completed necessary training.
  • A copy of the contract between the PA and the supervising physician.
  • A completed form (Request to take the ARRT Fluoroscopy Examination)
    • Include your name, address, and additional information

How to request Request to take the ARRT fluoroscopy exam and become qualified to perform fluoroscopic procedures as a Physician Assistant (PA)

To request to take the ARRT fluoroscopy exam, mail all required materials to the Radiation Control Program (RCP) at:

Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Radiation Control Program
Schrafft Center, Suite 1M2A
529 Main St.
Charlestown, MA 02129

You can find the required forms in the download section below.

Faxes and emailed copies will not be accepted.

Next steps for Request to take the ARRT fluoroscopy exam and become qualified to perform fluoroscopic procedures as a Physician Assistant (PA)

  1. Register for the exam

    Once the RCP receives your documents, we will review your submission and notify you if we will recommend you to the ARRT to take the fluoroscopy exam.

    If you qualify, we will send you a letter to continue with the process and payment options.

  2. After the exam

    Following testing, the ARRT will submit a copy of your grade to RCP. We will then provide you with your grade and send a copy to the PA Board. You must achieve the ARRT passing grade of 75% in order to perform fluoroscopic procedures.

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Contact for Request to take the ARRT fluoroscopy exam and become qualified to perform fluoroscopic procedures as a Physician Assistant (PA)

Address
Schrafft Center
529 Main St., Suite 1M2A, Charlestown, MA 02129

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