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approved by the Ohio Department of Health for Radiologic Licensure!
To obtain a license to perform radiographic examinations in Ohio, you must complete:
The S.T.A.R.S. self/distance course contents include:
- a didactic or academic course on Radiation Protection
The self/distance learning course is described by scrolling down this page. Self/distance learning lets you work and study at your own pace; you do NOT have to be away from work or home for 2 days; you save on transportation and accommodation expenses and you have access to personal assistance when needed by a S.T.A.R.S. educator by e-mail and correspondence 24/7 and/or telephone during office hours.
- submit an on-line exam application form after you successfully finish the course and have received your officially signed certificate from S.T.A.R.S. to D&S Diversified Technologies to schedule your exam date; (information is located in your hard copy study booklet).
- one or more clinical competency modules approved by the Ohio Department of Health for the type(s) of procedures to be performed in the future. There are 6 modules: podiatric, spine/chiropractic; chest & abdomen; extremities; skull, facial bones & sinuses; and bone densitometry). Please click on the Clinical Training in Ohio tab on this web site for details;
- an application to the Ohio Department of Health with the
- application fee
- didactic course certificate
- Clinical competency certificate(s) and
- GXMO exam score certificate
- Your personal S.T.A.R.S. DVD with audio-visual presentation of 800+ slides and printing capabilities of all or select slides;
- Your enclosed hard copy S.T.A.R.S. study guide containing instructions about the use of your DVD; the didactic syllabus and outline for exam content; practice multiple choice questions in all the exam categories; a math tutorial; a test-taking skills improvement information; digital imaging principles with practice questions and additional articles you may read or print from your DVD for further clarification of topics; and
- Your Participants Package & Post Tests on Radiation Protection contains instructions; a learning assessment tool consisting of short answer questions on each exam category; the Ohio Department Administrative Code for Dose Limits and Monitoring requirements; special "hints" for exam content and charts and tables that may be helpful.
Course fee: $275/person + $15 priority shipping/handling fee = $290 total.
Course completion requires the submission of all the post test pages in the Participants Package to the S.T.A.R.S. office for evaluation. Please make copies and notes on the post test pages for any questions you may have about any unit while you are studying. The original post tests will not be returned to you after the certificate is created.
- You must receive a 75% or higher to receive an original signed certificate of completion from a S.T.A.R.S. educator and an authorized exam application that will be issued immediately upon post test review. This certificate must be submitted with the exam application to schedule your radiologic license examination.
- If you are NOT successful, your individual post test pages will be resent to you for correction. You will need to return them for reassessment and certificate completion.
- Please make sure to copy your certificate since there is a $5 fee for new original certificates if it is lost or damaged.
- You will have 1 year from the date on your certificate to apply for the license examination.
To be successful on the radiologic license examination, you should:
- Complete repetitive review of the entire DVD contents until you feel confident with each topic;
- Review your post test contents after a S.T.A.R.S. educator has reviewed them;
- Complete the practice questions available on the DVD and in your hard copy study guide;
- Get some clinical experience with both conventional film-screen and digital radiographic equipment as either Ohio Department of Health approved clinical competencies; observing licensed gxmos and/or physicians using the equipment in your practice or by scheduling some "shadowing" experiences in neighborhood practices or teaching institutions so that you can relate and enhance your knowledge base of the theoretical content on the exam;
- Plan your time appropriately so that you take the exam in a timely manner when you feel ready - do NOT want until the end of your years allowance from when the course is completed and
- Feel free to e-mail or write any questions you may have on the course content or exam process to the S.T.A.R.S. office anytime or contact a S.T.A.R.S. educator by telephone during our office hours of Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. for personal assistance. All inquiries will be responded to immediately on the same day or within 24 hours.