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Temporary License

Temporary Licenses Are Only Available To Individuals That Haven't Obtained Their Credential(s) With Their Registry.

I Want To Apply For A Temporary License Listed Below. 
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What is a Temporary Initial License for?

The Temporary Initial License is a 6-month license that allows a student that is ready to graduate within the next 5 months OR a graduate that has not yet sat for the desired Registry exam, to gain required clinical experience in order to fulfill requirements for a credential.

In Oregon, a person must hold a License issued by OBMI in order to perform radiological procedures.

What if I need more than 6 months to complete my clinical requirements?

If you need more than 6 months to obtain the required clinical experience, you may renew a Temporary license for an additional 6 months.


Do I need an Employer before I apply for a Temporary License?

Yes! You must already have an employer in order to apply for a Temporary License.

Do I need to get a background check including Fingerprints as part of my application for a Temporary License?

Yes! On the Temporary License application there is a section regarding fingerprinting. There is a one-time fingerprint fee and instructions for having your fingerprints taken at a Fieldprint office near you. Finger print cards are not accepted.

Why does it seem to take a long time to get my Temporary License issued?

OBMI will not issue a License until your background check is completed and that includes waiting until the Oregon State Police completes your fingerprint background. There are no exceptions and no licenses will be issued until the Oregon State Police verify your background.

I have passed my Registry Exam and have my credential(s), now what?

You must apply for a Permanent Initial License within 30- days of obtaining your Registry Credential(s).

Do I need to get a fingerprint check again and send a new picture for the Permanent Initial License?

No!  If you have already submitted fingerprints and a picture you do not need to resubmit them.

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What is a Temporary License Renewal for?​

A Temporary Renewal is for a person who needs more time to complete the required clinical experience. You can renew a Temporary License only one time to give yourself up to 6 months more time to complete your clinical experience.

How do I submit a Temporary License Renewal?

The renewal application must be received at the OBMI office no later than the expiration date on your Temporary Initial License.

Are there conditions to apply for a Temporary License Renewal?

Yes! You must already have an employer in order to apply for a Temporary License Renewal.

I have passed my Registry Exam and have my Credential, now what?

You must apply for a Permanent Initial License within 30 days of obtaining your Registry Credential.

Do I need to get a fingerprint check again and send a new picture for the Permanent Initial License?

No! If you have already submitted fingerprints and a picture you do not need to resubmit them.

Take Me To The Self-Service Licensing Portal.​


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What is a Temporary Post-Primary License for?

The Temporary Post-Primary License is a 6-month license only available to a Licensed Oregon Medical Technologist that is seeking to gain the required clinical experience in order to sit for a registry's exam.

And the Temporary Post-Primary License is only valid for licensees that are seeking to obtain a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) or Computed Tomography (CT) credential to add to their existing Permanent License.

In Oregon, a person must hold a License issued by OBMI in a specific modality in order to perform radiological procedures in that modality.


What if I need more than 6 months to complete my clinical requirements?

If you need more than 6 months to obtain the required clinical experience, you may renew a Temporary license for an additional 6 months. Please apply for a renewal of your Temporary Post Primary License online  HERE .


Do I need an Employer before I apply for a Temporary License?

Yes! You must already have an employer in order to apply for a Temporary Post Primary License.

 
I have my Temporary Post Primary License, now what?

Once you have your Temporary Post Primary License, you can gain your required clinical experience in order to take your Registry's exam.

I have passed my Registry Exam and I obtained my new credential, now what?

You must contact OBMI within 30- days of obtaining your credential to notify us of the change so that we can add your new credential to your existing Permanent License. You will need to obtain your credential from the ARRT and then go ONLINE to our Portal and request a credential change. There is no fee to add a new credential to your Permanent License.

 

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