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How much is it to certify?

Does the SCRQSA certify mammography, CT, dental x-ray?

How long will it take to get my certificate?

Can I work while the SCRQSA is processing my application?

Is it quicker if I bring it to your office?

What is the physical address?

How many CE hours do I need to recertify?

My name has changed, what do I need to do to change it on my certificate?

Can I fax you my application with a credit card number on it?

I am moving from another state, what do I need to do for certification?

I am moving out of state and they need verification of my SC certificate.  What do I need to do?

What do I need to do to be certified as a bone densitometrist?

Can I verify a certificate online?

Where can I get the required CE?

I am a two-year student and want to get a limited certificate to work?  How do I do that?

What initials may I use after my name once I am certified?

Why do I have to pay a late renewal fee when the only reason I'm late is because I did not receive a renewal notice?


How much is it to certify?  top

The certification fee is $50 for a two year certificate.

 

Does the SCRQSA certify mammography, dental x-ray? top

Mammography technologists register as Radiography techs for SCRQSA and need to provide a current copy of their ARRT Card.   Any dental x-ray technologists should call the SC Dental Association at (803) 750-2277.

 

How long will it take to get my certificate? top

It takes approximately 5-7 business days or less for you to receive the certificate back in the mail.  The SCRQSA issues certificates weekly.

 

Can I work while the SCRQSA is processing my application? top

No, according to the law, one must post a current certification at the place of employment in order to work.

 

Is it quicker if I bring it to your office? top

You are welcome to drop off your application should you wish; however, we cannot process your application at the time you drop it off.  You may also FedEx your applications to us to save on mailing time if needed.  If you would like to pay by credit card, you may fax the application and supporting documentation to (803) 771-8048.

 

What is the physical address? top

1300 12th Street, Suite B, Cayce SC 29033

 

How many CE hours do I need to recertify? top

*If this is your first time to renew (1st 2-year cycle) then you do not need to provide CE Credits.  You will only need to renew the certificate by completing the recertification application.

If not: Radiography/Nuclear Medicine/Invasive Specialist/Radiation Therapy: 24 hours every 2 years.  You report this to us by providing a current copy of your ARRT/NMTCB/RCIS national certification upon renewal.  You do not need to provide the CE documentation.

 

If you are not ARRT certified but were grandfathered as one of the above, you need to provide the copies of documentation of 24 hours of CE.

 

If Limited Radiography-General: 12 hours/2 years

If Limited Radiography-Chest: 6 hours/2 years

If Limited Radiography–Podiatric: 6 hours/2 years

If Limited Radiography–Chiropractic: 12 hours/2 years

If Limited Bone Densitometry Operator: 12 hours/2 years

If Limited Bone Densitometry-Peripheral Operator:  No CE Req. – Renew only


Please send us in writing (fax, email or letter) your current name as stated on your certificate and what you would like it to read.  If you want another copy of certificate, there is a $5 fee for reprinting and mailing the certificate.  Click here for the reprint form.

 

Can I fax you my application with a credit card number on it?  top

Yes, we accept MasterCard and Visa credit cards.

 

I am moving from another state, what do I need to do for certification? top

1.  Are you ARRT, NMTCB or RCIS certified?  If yes, complete the application for certification, provide fee, and current copy of ARRT, NMTCB or RCIS card.

 

2.  If not:  provide documentation of completion of an accredited radiography program and send in with the application and fee and upon approval you will receive a temporary certificate for two years.  During that time, you will need to take our state exam for your discipline ($100). 

 

I am moving out of state and they need verification of my SC certificate.  What do I need to do? top

Please send in that state’s verification information and we will fill it out and send it to them.  This can be faxed or mailed.  There is no fee for this and it takes approximately 1 week.  If you need for us to FedEx the verification, please provide a FedEx packet with address noted.

 

What do I need to do to be certified as a bone densitometrist? top

  1. Are you currently certified by the SCRQSA as a Radiographer, Therapist or Nuclear Medicine Technologist?  If yes, then no additional certification is needed.  You must have on file documentation of operator's training on the dexa machine you are using for DHEC requirements. If you hold any level of Limited Certification from the SCRQSA, you will need to obtain a Bone Densitometry Operator Certificate in order to take Dexa scans.
  2. Permanent Certification in Bone Densitometry requires current certification from the ISCD, which is achieved through the sixteen-hour Central Bone Densitometry Course offered by the ISCD.  To apply for the certificate, applicant must submit the application, $50 fee and a current copy of the ISCD certification card.  Permanent certification is maintained on a biannual basis and one must maintain ISCD certification to renew.

  3. Temporary Certification – The temporary certificate is valid for two years.  To apply for the certificate, applicant must submit the application, $50 fee, documentation of manufacturer’s training and completion of the approved eight-hour radiation safety module (module C).  The applicant then has two years in which to take the state Bone Densitometry exam.  After successfully passing the state exam, applicant receives permanent certification.  Permanent certification is maintained on a biannual basis and one must complete 12 hours of CE to renew. Click here for information on the eight-hour radiation safety module offered through York Technical College Continuing Education department: http://newweb.yorktech.com/CE/course_information/F_Bone_Densitometry_Course_and_Modules.pdf

  4. Peripheral Bone Densitometry -  the SCRQSA will accept either 1) the ISCD eight-hour Peripheral Bone Densitometry course, or documentation of manufacturer's training plus the approved eight-hour radiation safety module (module C) as qualification for certification for Peripheral Bone Densitometry.  No CE is needed for renewal.

Can I verify a certificate online? top

Yes, please visit the "SCRQSA Directory” page on this site.  From there, you may enter the first and last name to print a verification.  In addition, phone verifications can be made by calling 803-771-6141.

 

Where can I get the required CE? top

Many of the technical colleges offer CE throughout the year – contact your local technical college.

The SCSRT (www.scsrt.org) and the ASRT (www.asrt.org) offer a variety of CE opportunities.  The ASRT offers online CE as well.

The SC Chiropractic Association offers CE for Limited-Chiropractic radiographers, 803-772-9376, www.scchiropractic.org.

The SC Podiatric Medical Association offers CE for Limited-Podiatric, (803) 926-7488, www.scpma.org.

Online CE may be found at the following websites:

www.fastce.com

www.xrayce.com

 

Please visit our "Continuing Education" page on this site for additional information.

 

I am a two-year student and want to get a limited certificate to work?  How do I do that? top

Two-year radiography students are eligible for certification after completing the competency levels for a limited radiographer – general.  Your program director must send a letter - along with your application and $50 fee – stating that you have completed the competency levels of a limited radiographer – general and are eligible to receive a limited certificate.


What initials may I use after my name once I am certified? top
For individuals who are not registered by the ARRT, NMTCB, ISCD or RCIS, the certificate confers upon the applicant the right to use the title Certified Radiographer (CR), Certified in Nuclear Medicine (NM-SC), Certified Radiation Therapy Technician (CRTT), Certified Limited Practice Radiographer - General (CLR-G), Certified Limited Practice Radiographer - Chest (CLR-C), Certified Limited Practice Radiographer - Podiatric (CLR-P), Certified Limited Practice Radiographer - Chiropractic (CLR-Ch), Certified Bone Densitometrist (CBD), or Certified Peripheral Bone Densitometrist (CBD-P) in connection with his or her name so long as the certificate shall be in effect.

My name has changed, what do I need to do to change it on my certificate? top
Please send us in writing (fax, email or letter) your current name as stated on your certificate and what you would like it to read.  If you want another copy of certificate, there is a $5 fee for reprinting and mailing the certificate.  Click here for the reprint form.

 

Why do I have to pay a late renewal fee when the only reason that I'm late is because I did not receive a renewal notice? This is definitely not fair. top

Maintaining certification is the responsibility of each certificate holder. Renewal cards all carry the certification expiration date. Not receiving a renewal form does not relieve the certificate holder of this responsibility.


South Carolina Radiation Quality Standards Association
P.O. Box 7515
Columbia, SC 29202
1300 12th Street, Suite B, Cayce, SC 29033
Toll-Free (877) 771-6141
(803) 771-6141  (803) 771-8048 Fax 
www.scrqsa.org    scrqsa@capconsc.com