CXT 48 Hour Training Program
Per the General Rules Governing Chiropractic X-Ray Technologists (0260-03-.03), prior to engaging in practice as a chiropractic x-ray technologist (CXT) in Tennessee, a person must hold a current Tennessee certification.
To become certified as a CXT in Tennessee, a person must comply with the following training requirements prior to submitting an application (for a full list of requirements view application here):
- Completion of an approved 48 hour instruction program,
- Passage of the limited permit examination of the
American Chiropractic Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ACRRT)
- Completion of 1,040 hours of supervised clinical internship
CXT TRAINING PROGRAM
The TCA Chiropractic X-Ray Technologist (CXT) 48 Hour Training Program is a hybrid educational program with two live weekend sessions for a total of 26 classroom hours and a 22-hour distance learning component. Applicants must have an email address, computer access, and internet service to complete these requirements. All classroom and distance learning work must be completed before course credit is allowed.
Educational sessions will provide participants with a fundamental knowledge of the nature and production of x-rays, along with radiation protection, radiographic techniques, patient care and positioning, equipment maintenance, radiographic anatomy, x-ray quality control, and instruction on Tennessee statues and rules pertaining to the chiropractic x-ray technologist. A primary objective of this seminar will be to prepare participants to obtain a radiograph with the greatest amount of clinical benefit and with the least possible risk to both the patient and the operator.
Training program classes are scheduled based on demand. If you are considering becoming a Chiropractic X-Ray Technologist, email TCA@tnchiro.com to request your name and contact information be added to the list of interested applicants. This will ensure that you receive registration information as soon as it becomes available.
CXT STATE EXAM (ACRRT Limited Permit Exam)
The TCA’s CXT 48 Hour Training registration includes all CXT study materials and ACRRT text book. The ACRRT Exam is held immediately following the final training session. There is a separate ACRRT Exam fee.
CXT CLINICAL INTERNSHIP
Upon notification of passing the required ACRRT exam, the individual may begin a supervised clinical internship and is exempt from certification requirements, as defined in Rule 0260-03-.03, for one (1) year, unless an extension is granted by the Board.