Radiology Program

 

**Online registration will open in spring 2020**

Radiology Continuing Education & Examination Program

In the state of Tennessee, any person who applies x-rays to human beings for diagnostic purposes in a podiatrist’s office in Tennessee must be certified by the Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners.

Each year, TPMA offers a course at its annual conference that includes the required 4 or 6 hours of didactic instruction and administration of the radiology exam. TPMA is recognized under the law to offer the didactic instruction and administer the exam.

Passage of the exam at the TPMA conference does not mean that the individual is certified to perform x-rays. The individual must apply for certification through the TN Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners. The application can be found here.

Schedule

September 26, 2020

8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (6 CE Hours)
4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (Examination)

6 Total CE Hours

Registration Categories

Registered by 8/1 - $200, after 8/1 - $250

*A $50 fee applies to onsite registrations
*Online registration closes at 3:00 PM on September 18, 2020

Requirements

Podiatry X-Ray Operator Certification Requirements:

  • Education Requirement: Verification of attendance and successful completion of six (6) contact ours of didactic instruction in the field of x-ray operation.
  • Training Requirement: Verification of successful completion of at least sixty (60) hours of supervised clinical experience.
    • The supervised clinical experience shall include, but not be limited to, training in radiographic methodology, technique, patient care and positioning, equipment maintenance, darkroom, x-ray processing, radiation protection and x-ray quality control.
    • The x-ray operator, while attaining the supervised clinical experience, may take x-rays only in the presence of the supervising licensed podiatrist or a certified podiatric x-ray operator.
  • Examination Requirement: The applicant must successfully complete an examination approved by the Board and shall achieve a minimum score of 70. Examination scores obtained by an applicant in order to apply for certification shall be effective for five (5) years from the date that the applicant took the examination or the last part of the examination, should the examination be given in multiple parts.

Continuing Education Requirements:

  • Each person certified by the Board must biennially (every two years) complete four (4) hours of radiological related continuing education.

Proof of Continuing Education:

  • Each licensee must retain proof of attendance and completion of all continuing education requirements. This documentation must be retained for a period of four (4) years from the end of the biennial time period in which the continuing education was required. This documentation must be produced for inspection and verification, if requested in writing by the Board during its verification process. The Board will not maintain continuing education files.