Reestablishing the Radiologic Technologist Continuing Education Requirement


900.12(a)(2)(iii)(D): Requalification. Radiologic technologists who fail to meet the continuing education requirements of paragraph (a)(2)(iii)(A) of this section shall obtain a sufficient number of continuing education units in mammography to bring their total up to at least 15 in the previous 3 years, at least 6 of which shall be related to each modality used by the technologist in mammography. The technologist may not resume performing unsupervised mammography examinations until the continuing education requirements are completed.


Requalification does not affect or change the date on which such individuals met their initial qualification requirements, therefore, the starting dates on which such individuals must meet begin to their continuing requirements remains the same.


Copies of certificates earned or other documentation from the training provider will suffice for reestablishing the continuing education requirement. FDA will continue to accept a limited form of attestation for CME received after October 1, 1994, in certain cases.

  1. Under FDA’s interim regulations, when personnel were found deficient for not having at least 15 continuing medical education (CME) credits or units in the previous 36 months, they were given up to 90 days to obtain this training while continuing to work at a mammography facility without direct supervision. Will this 90-day period be continued under FDA’s final regulations?


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