Texas Medical Radiologic Technologist Non-Certified Technician (NCT) Exams
Your tuition for the Medical Assisting with X-Ray Tech (Limited Scope) program includes the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam.(1) Remington College also pays for your first attempt at the Medical Radiologic Technologist Non-Certified Technician (NCT) certification, and the related application fee.(1) Passing the NCT exam and obtaining certification are required in order to practice as a Medical Radiologic Technologist Non-Certified Technician in Texas. Remington College requires that you pass your CCMA exam in order to successfully complete your final academic course, and once you graduate, you can take the NCT exam.(1)
The Non-Certified Technician (NCT) registration is offered through the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). NCTs are defined as persons performing radiologic procedures (x-rays) for medical purposes, who are not certified medical radiologic technologists (MRTs) or limited medical radiologic technologists (LMRTs) with the DSHS.
- NCTs are required to complete at least 62 classroom hours which are fundamental to radiologic procedures. Remington College’s Medical Assisting with X-Ray Tech (Limited Scope) diploma program satisfies this requirement.
- Upon successful completion of a training program, applicants must submit a completed registration form, a certificate of completion issued by the training program, and the application fee to the DSHS. Completed applications must be mailed to:
DSHS/Medical Radiologic Technologist Certification Program
P.O. Box 12197
Austin, Texas 78711-2197
- Once received by the DSHS, the name and address of the NCT will be added to the DSHS registry.
Application fee: $64
For more information on the Texas NCT registration, please visit www.dshs.state.tx.us/mrt.
Additionally, if you meet the requirements, you may wish to pay for and take these phlebotomy and EKG certifications on your own. All of these certifications are accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), which was created by the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE):
- Phlebotomy Technician Certification (CPT), offered by the National Healthcareer Association
- Registered Phlebotomy Technician (RPT), offered by American Medical Technologists
- Phlebotomy Technician (NCPT), offered by the National Center for Competency Testing
- EKG Technician Certification (CET), offered by the National Heathcareer Association
- ECG Technician (NCET), offered by the National Center for Competency Testing
(1)Certain restrictions may apply.
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