Under the supervision of a radiation oncologist, radiation therapists perform simulation radiography for localizing treatment fields or apply radiation from x-ray machines, particle accelerators, or radioactive materials to humans for therapeutic purposes.
Code Citation Code of Iowa 641, Chapter 42
Who Applies Any individual wishing to practice radiation therapy in the State of Iowa while under the supervision of a radiation oncologist.
When To Apply After academic and clinical requirements are completed and required examination.
Initial Requirements In addition to being at least 18 years of age, the applicant must have high school education or equivalent, and the ability to perform necessary duties without constituting a hazard to the health or safety of patients, self, other health care workers, or the general public. Specifically, the applicant must complete an approved course by either the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Radiologic Technology or the Iowa Department of Public Health.
Duration One year.
Processing Time Two to three weeks.
Fee Structure Application: $100 Renewal: $75
Renewal Requirements Twenty-four hours of continuing education are required biennially for license renewal.
Exam Upon completion of formal training, the therapist must pass the primary radiation therapy examination given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
Additional Information Any individual wishing to practice radiation therapy in the State of Iowa while under the supervision of a radiation oncologist.