Radiography and Fluoroscopy Supervisor and Operator

Course Schedule and Registration Forms

Fluoroscopy Supervisor and Operator Preparation

Please call or email emely@americanbonehealth.org for upcoming dates. 

Radiography Supervisor and Operator Preparation

July 28th, 2017

PLEASE NOTE: After July 28th, we will no longer be providing either of the Fluoroscopy/Radiography courses. 


DXA sites that operate bone density equipment are required to have a medical doctor with a Radiography Supervisor and Operator license issued by the California Department of Public Health Radiology Health Branch to supervise the operation of the machine. Unlike the technician certification, there is no prerequisite for the physician Radiography Supervisor and Operator examination.

FORE is pleased to offer a new addition to our state licentiate (physician) permit preparatory courses. We offer a Fluoroscopy Supervisor and Operator Prep course in addition to the Radiography Supervisor and Operator Prep Course. The permit is required for all physicians who “actuate or energize fluoroscopy equipment, directly control radiation exposure to the patient during a procedure, and/or supervise radiologic technologists with fluoroscopy permits” (Title 17 of California Regulations relating to the operation of fluoroscopy equipment). 

The courses are taught by Jennifer Yates Ed.D., RT(R)(M)(BD), Director of the Merritt College Radiologic Science Program.

Both courses are offered at our Oakland offices. The 5-hour Fluoroscopy Preparation Course is held from 10:30-4:00 PM on Thursday. The 7-hour Radiography Preparation Course is held from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Friday with lunch provided on both days.. Participants will receive course materials, practice quizzes and an exam as part of the course.

LOCATION

1814 Franklin StreetLeamington Building Conference Room – 9th Floor

Oakland, CA 94612

(510) 832-2663 x1022


The cost of the Radiography course is $875.

The cost of the Fluoroscopy course is $625.

Seating is limited.

Educational Objectives for Radiography Prep Course
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Successfully pass the Radiography Supervisor and Operator Permit Examination.
  • Interpret and follow the California Department of Public Health and Federal regulations governing the safe use of ionizing radiation-emitting medical imaging equipment.
  • Supervise and instruct radiologic technologists or technicians in the safe operation of ionizing radiation-emitting imaging equipment.
  • Conduct imaging operations in a manner that minimizes patient and occupational ionizing radiation dose.

Educational Objectives for Fluoroscopy Prep Course
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Sucessfully pass the Fluoroscopy Supervisor and Operator Permit Examination.
  • Interpret and follow the California Department of Public Health and Federal regulations governing the safe use of ionizing radiation-emitting medical imaging equipment.
  • Supervise and instruct radiologic technologists or technicians in the safe operation of ionizing radiation-emitting imaging equipment.
  • Conduct imaging operations in a manner that minimizes patient and occupational ionizing radiation dose.
  • Safely operate fluoroscopy equipment, minimizing radiation dose to patient, operator and other personnel.

FAQ’s

How do I register?

To register for the Radiography Supervisor and Operator Preparation Course or the Flouroscopy Supervisor and Operator Preparation Course, complete the Registration Form.

  • Email to emely@fore.org
  • Fax to 510-208-7174 OR
  • Mail to FORE, 1814 Franklin Street, Suite 620, Oakland, CA 94612

How do I apply for the State Radiologic or Fluoroscopy Supervisor/Operator Exam?

To apply for the state exam, complete the California Department of Public Health Application Form. You will receive a notification letter from CDPH-RHB, within 30 calendar days of submission of your application, of one of the following:
• That your application is complete and the CDPH-RHB’s decision regarding your application;
• That your application is acceptable, what examination(s), if applicable, you must pass within 180 days in order to complete your application, and instructions on how to submit payment of the non-refundable examination fee; or
• That your application is not accepted for filing and what specific information, documentation or fee you must submit within 30 calendar days in order for CDPH-RHB to consider the application acceptable.

Can I take the State Fluoroscopy Exam if I am a Radiologic Technologist?

No, you are not allowed to take the Supervisor Operator exam. You must complete a 40 hour fluoro course in order to take the tech Fluoro exam.