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How to Become an MRI Technician in Illinois

MRI Technician Training in Illinois

Illinois does not require licensing of MRI technicians/ technologists.  It is unregulated.  However, few if any employers will hire you without certification in MRI by either the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or the American Registry of MRI Technologists (ARMRIT).  As such, to become a working MRI technologist in Illinois it is recommended that you follow the following steps:

  1. Enroll  in a school that offers an appropriate MRI training program, and ensure that upon graduation you will be eligible to sit for either the ARRT or ARMRIT MRI certification exam.
  2. Once certified, MRI technologist in Illinois should also  be aware that potential employers, as a condition of employment only, may also require that you also be an ARRT radiographer and in possession of an Illinois radiography license.  Please recognize that this is a condition of employment only and not a regulatory requirement.
  3. For additional information regarding this matter, please feel free to contact:

Paul H. Brown, Supervisor

Accreditation & Certification Program

Bureau of Radiation Safety

Illinois Emergancy Management Agency

paul.h.brown@illinois.gov

(217) 785-9978

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