Permit to Practice


This page reflects the application process for individuals who operate radiation machines or administer radioactive materials. The permit types available are:

  • General Radiologic Technologist
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist
  • Radiation Therapist
  • Radiologist Assistant
  • Limited Radiologic Technologist - chest, extremities, spine, shoulder, pediatrics
  • X-Ray Equipment Operator - Podiatric
  • X-Ray Equipment Operator - Bone Densitometry

If you have questions regarding your need to hold a permit to practice please visit the Permits to Operate Page


The IDPH Bureau of Radiological Health has finalized rule making changes pertaining to fees for the radiological health programs. The fee adjustments will be in effect September 18, 2019. Please visit the rules to review the changes for your particular license type. The updated rules regarding fees can be found in Chapters 38 and 42 on https://idph.iowa.gov/radiological-health.



Apply or Renew Online



Renew an Existing Permit to Practice

Once you have reviewed the instructions above you may proceed to the Regulatory Programs Licensing Portal.
* Course Start & End Date: Enter the dates the course was taken, NOT the course approval dates.
* Do not add more than one CEU without saving - this will help prevent the system from timing out.
* Choose the biennium date for the current year, not the next biennium.


Apply for a New Permit

Once you have reviewed the instructions above you may proceed to the Regulatory Programs Licensing Portal.


How to add CT Endorsement to your existing Nuclear Medicine permit


Apply for a Limited Radiography Examination


Apply or Renew by Paper


Application for a General Permit

Includes: General Radiologic Technologists, Nuclear Medicine Technologists, and Radiation Therapists.


Application for a Limited Permit

Includes: Chest, Extremity, Spine, Shoulder & Pediatric.


Apply/Renew/Reinstate for a New X-ray Operator/Radiologist Assistant Permit


Add a Classification to an Existing Permit


Apply for Limited Radiography Exam


Verify a Permit:

  • Click HERE PDF for instructions on how to perform a public search using the public portal option.
  • Click HERE PDF for instructions on how login and view or print a license/permit/certificate.
  • Once you have reviewed the instructions above you may proceed to the Regulatory Programs Licensing Portal.


Contact Information:

For questions related to Permit to Practice licensing requirements please see our Program Page.

For assistance navigating the Licensing Portal, please contact the Regulatory Programs Help Desk at 855-824-4357 or email ADPEREHreg@idph.iowa.gov.