In order to prevent complications, delays or denials please ensure that you submit your initial application to the Texas Medical Board within 30 days of receiving your certificate of completion from The X-Ray Academy of Texas.
Below is a video with instructions that will walk you through the process of applying for your license. NCT APPLICATION
The JP exam is available for applicants with active, pending applications to take online through their My TMB account. Follow the quick links to the left for more information on creating a My TMB account and accessing the exam and optional study materials. There is a free study guide below that will help you to pass the exam on your first try. Click HERE to go to the JP info and exam.
NCT x-ray technicians are required to submit their fingerprints for state and national criminal history background checks.
Please note that having a criminal history does not automatically disqualify you from obtaining a license through the Texas Medical Board. For additional information please review the Texas State Auditor’s Guide to Applying for an Occupational License After Conviction or Deferred Adjudication.
Fingerprinting services are provided through IdentoGo by IDEMIA (formerly known as MorphoTrust USA, LLC) for a fee (see the Fingerprinting FAQs below for the current fees), payable directly to IdentoGo. Results of the fingerprinting will be sent directly to TMB from both the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Records and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Please be advised that taking a photo is part of the fingerprinting process and a requirement. The Department of Public Safety has requested that IdentoGo maintain a 6’ distance when possible and prior to starting the appointment and that they inform the applicant it will be necessary to remove their mask for a photo. If you choose not to remove your mask, the appointment may not proceed and you will be asked to reschedule your appointment for a later date.
Here is a link to the information on the TMB web site
Here is a link to IdentoGo's web site.
An NCT license holder will be required to renew the license every two years.
HERE is a link to the on-line renewal application form.
As a prerequisite for registration, non-certified radiologic technicians are required to complete continuing education. Current requirements for non-certified radiologic technicians are summarized below. If you would like to review the current rule, these requirements are currently listed under the Texas Administrative Code, Title 22, Part 9, Chapter 194, Subchapter A, Rule 194.7(c), adopted to be effective September 16, 2018, located here.
Non-certified radiologic technicians (NCT) need to complete a minimum of 12 hours of continuing education (CE) every 24 months (24 month timeline goes by the biennial registration period, not the calendar year). A permit holder must report during registration if she or he has completed the required CE during the previous two years (biennial registration period).
Click HERE for information on the TMB web site regarding CE requirements for renewal of your NCT license.
Texas Medical Board NCT Radiologic Technician Application Process