The KBMIRT office will continue to operate during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. eastern standard time. For the purposes of maintaining social distancing under the CDC guidelines, to reduce the community spread of disease, and as a follow-up to Governor Beshear’s Executive Order 2020-215, the KBMIRT office will cease providing in-person services to the public beginning at 5:00 p.m. on March 17, 2020 until further notice.
KBMIRT will continue to receive applications through regular mail, and renewal applications through the website: Online Renewal Application If you have any questions about this process please contact the office at 502-782-5687.
Amendments to Administrative Regulations Effective October 28, 2020: On May 15, 2020, the board filed amendments to several administrative regulations which became effective October 28, 2020. View the administrative regulations here: KBMIRT Administrative Regulations
Renewal Window Updated!! Licensees are now able to renew their Kentucky Radiation License online beginning on the first of the month prior to expiration.
We heard your suggestion!!! A new feature to our website allows individuals to print their license at any time. Simply go to "Print Your License" and log in to view and print your license.
Please note: All final disciplinary action by KBMIRT is reported to the National Practitioner Data Base (NPDB).
Who Must Be Licensed?
Any individual who operates radiation emitting equipment for medicine, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, chiropractic, podiatry or bone densitometry must maintain an active Kentucky state license. These disciplines include professionals of radiography, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, radiologist assistants and limited x-ray machine operators.
General Radiation License:
Graduates that have completed an accredited educational program in radiography, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy or radiologist assistant who hold a valid certificate from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) may be licensed.
Temporary Radiation License:
Recent graduates who have completed an educational program cited above and are awaiting examination with the ARRT or the NMTCB. This license is valid for one year only and is not renewable.
Limited X-ray Machine Operator (LXMO) License:
Graduates that have completed a formal education program for Limited X-ray Machine Operators approved by the board and passed the Kentucky Limited Scope Exam.
Temporary LXMO License:
Recent graduates that have completed a formal education program for Limited X-ray Machine Operators that are awaiting examination for the Kentucky Limited Scope Exam. This license is valid for one year only and is not renewable.