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The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and The California Radiological Health Branch

This website is for California radiologic technology licensing only and not for ARRT certification and registration. For ARRT certification and registration, please go to

The California Department of Public Health Radiologic Health Branch (CDPH-RHB) is pleased to announce that as of October 1, 2020, they will provide an expeditious pathway for eligible radiologic technologists to receive the California Radiologic Technologist Fluoroscopy Permit without taking the Fluoroscopy examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRTĀ®).

For more information:

For questions regarding requirements and the application process, please contact us.

If you prefer using a paper process to pay for your exam, send a copy of your CDPH-RHB eligibility letter and a cashier's check or money order made payable to ARRT. Personal and business checks are not accepted.

If you require testing accommodations, you cannot pay by credit card. Review our Testing Accommodations Guidelines for more information.


User's Guide

Examination Handbook and Fees

The following handbook provides important information for persons planning to take the California licensing exams listed below. Policies, procedures and information in this handbook supersedes previous editions.

California Limited/Permit Examinations Handbook

  • Radiography
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Mammography
  • Radiologic Technologist Fluoroscopy
  • Radiography Supervisor and Operator
  • Fluoroscopy Supervisor and Operator
  • Radiography and Fluoroscopy Supervisor and Operator
  • Dermatology Supervisor and Operator
  • Radiation Protection(Core)
  • Chest Radiography
  • Extremities Radiography
  • Skull/Sinus Radiography
  • Torso Skeletal Radiography
  • Podiatric Radiography
  • Dental Laboratory Radiography
  • X-ray Bone Densitometry

Download the Handbook
State Licensing Examination Content Specifications

Palm Vein Recognition

ARRT Examination Fee Schedule

Effective January 1, 2020

Limited Scope of Practice in Radiography $140
Bone Densitometry Equipment Operator $140
Radiography $175
Nuclear Medicine Technology $175
Radiation Therapy $175
Mammography $175
Magnetic Resonance Imaging $175
Computed Tomography $175
Sonography $175
Fluoroscopy $175
Dental Laboratory Radiography $100
Dermatology Supervisor and Operator $250
Radiography and Fluoroscopy Supervisor and Operator $450
Radiography Supervisor and Operator $275

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