Radiology Certification – Arizona Podiatric Medical Assistants

Effective as of October 31, 2023, the Arizona State Board of Podiatry Examiners has approved this legal pathway for Podiatric Medical Assistant Radiology Certification.

"A podiatric medical assistant working under the direct supervision of a licensed podiatric physician may take x-rays if the podiatric medical assistant is certified in a Board-approved radiology certification program...accredited by the American Society of Podiatric Medical Assistants. The supervising licensed podiatric physician shall ensure that the podiatric medical assistant is properly trained and shall be responsible for all acts or missions of a podiatric medical assistant."

"A podiatric medical assistant shall not take x-rays if the podiatric medical assistant does not meet this requirement."

To become a member of the ASPMA and obtain the radiology certification, the medical assistant applicant must be employed by a DPM who is a member in good standing of the APMA. This membership in APMA is a set requirement of the ASPMA. Members of the AzFAMA are eligible for their employees to obtain this certification. ASPMA is the only pathway and certifying board currently approved by the Arizona Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners.

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