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 Iowa Workforce Information NetworkNovember 27, 2015
License Title: Radiation Therapist

License Description: Under the supervision of a radiation oncologist, radiation therapists perform simulation radiography for localizing treatment fields or apply radiation from x-ray machines, particle accelerators, or radioactive materials to humans for therapeutic purposes.

Authorizing Statute: Code of Iowa 641, Chapter 42

Requirements for License:In addition to being at least 18 years of age, the applicant must have high school education or equivalent, and the ability to perform necessary duties without constituting a hazard to the health or safety of patients, self, other health care workers, or the general public.

Specifically, the applicant must complete an approved course by either the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Radiologic Technology or the Iowa Department of Public Health. These courses are offered at the University of Iowa and other sites around the country.

Twenty-four hours of continuing education are required biennially for credential renewal.

Application: $45
Duration: One year
Renewal: $35
Exam: $80

When:Upon completion of training, the therapist must pass an examination given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

License Authority:
Bureau of Radiological Health

321 East 12th St-Lucas Bldg
Des Moines IA 50309
Phone: 5152810415

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