Earn Radiation and Fluoroscopy CME Credits

Dynamic or real-time examination of bone, tissue and other body structures is accomplished through the use of fluoroscopy. There is the potential of health risks because of increased radiation exposure, therefore fluoroscopic procedures are highly regulated to ensure the safety of patients and staff. The state of California requires healthcare providers who operate or supervise fluoroscopy radiation to earn CME (Continuing Medical Education) credits in order to renew and maintain medical licenses, permits, and certifications. Sometimes finding CME credits in fluoroscopy can be a challenge. Scrubs Continuing Education offers inexpensive  fluoroscopy CME credits.

About CME Requirements

CME (Continuing Medical Education) refers to activities or courses that help the healthcare professional maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships of healthcare providers across many disciplines. Anyone who provides or supervises healthcare and medical services must meet the CME requirements, including physicians, surgeons, podiatrists, physician assistants, and nurses. California fluoroscopy license requirements also apply to supervisors of diagnostic/medical centers, and the radiologic technologists who operate the equipment and diagnostic machines, to earn CME credits.

Who Must Earn Fluoroscopy CME Credits?

According to the California Department of Health, CME credits are required to renew medical licenses, certifications, and permits in radiologic technology and fluoroscopy (Title 17, California Code of Regulations, section 30403). The regulations apply to any healthcare or medical professional who provides, supervises, operates or recommends fluoroscopic testing.

 Fluoroscopy and radiation CME courses are required for…

  • Certified radiologic technologists (CRT)
  • Radiology supervisors and operators
  • Fluoroscopy permit holders
  • Physician Assistants & Supervisors/Operators (physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors) with fluoroscopy permits

How Many Hours Do You Need?

Everyone in the state in California who operates or provides fluoroscopic examinations must take a set amount of hours (credits) in order to maintain permits, licenses, and certifications. 

 Radiography – 24 CE credits in two year period, 4 of which shall be in digital radiography and 4 in fluoroscopy radiation safety

  • Radiology Supervisors/Operators – 10 approved CE (Continuing Education) credits
  • Fluoroscopy permit holders – 4 approved CE credits in fluoroscopy radiation safety for the clinical uses of fluoroscopy in subjects related to the application of X-rays
  • Fluoroscopy Certified Supervisors and Operators – 10 CE credits in a two year period, 4 of which shall be in fluoroscopy radiation safety
  • Physician Assistants & Supervisor/Operators with fluoroscopy permits – 4 of 10 credits in radiation safety for the clinical uses of fluoroscopy (includes California licensed Physicians, Surgeons, Podiatrists, and Chiropractors)

To see the complete requirements, visit the California Department of Health web page at: (Downloads to a pdf)  Renewal Requirements

California Department of Health
Department of Health Services
Radiological Health Branch, MS 7610
(916) 327-5106

In general, the requirements must be met within two (2) years after the expiration date of a fluoroscopy permit or medical license.

 How Can You Earn CME Credits?

One CE credit equals one CME credit as defined by the Medical Board of California. In order to qualify as a CE credit, the educational material must include some portion of instruction or philosophy that relates to X-ray and/or fluoroscopy examination, such as correct application, uses, the latest technology, patient safety, best practices, and the effects of radiation on the human body.

CME credits can qualify as CE credits on “hour-by-hour basis” as long as there is instruction related to X-ray applications.

 There are a number of different ways to obtain CME credits:

  • In-person lectures
  • Conferences
  • Online classes/conferences
  • Books & peer-reviewed articles (case studies, research, new technology, etc.)
  • Video & audio recordings

Each state has its own requirements in regards to CME credits. Most states accept what ARRT® accepts. The State of California Department of Public Health sets CE requirements for fluoroscopic radiologists and other healthcare providers who are involved in this type of diagnostic testing.

  Cost of CME Courses in Radiology, Fluoroscopy, and X-rays

There are a surprising amount of ways to meet CE requirements that won’t wreak havoc on your budget. You may find some free CME courses offered by hospitals throughout California and around the country. There are online courses that can be taken from anywhere.

Earn CME Radiation Credits from ScrubsCE

Another inexpensive way to earn credits and satisfy California CME requirements is to take ScrubsCE Courses. We offer high-quality, low-cost, e-courses, which are ASRT®/AHRA®-approved for ARRT® Category A Credit Hours.

 X-Ray Continuing Education Courses (radiologic technologists & imaging professionals)

California Combo Fluoroscopy Safety Combos (digital radiography & fluoroscopy radiation protection)

Fluoroscopy Radiation Safety (for fluoroscopy permit holders)

 You can satisfy California radiology license requirements without busting your budget by taking advantage of inexpensive and occasionally free fluoroscopy CME courses. Get started with ScrubsCE to find cost-effective online courses.