Dental Assistant Radiographer

Important Renewal Information- All renewals must be completed online, there is no longer a paper renewal option. 

There is a helpdesk set up for Radiographers having trouble registering/renewing on the new eLicense portal

Toll free: 855-405-5514
Local: 614-728-4077


The Board has made every effort to include the information you need to apply for Dental Assistant Radiographer on this website. If you have questions or concerns about the licensure process, contact us at or call 614-466-2580 and speak with our licensing coordinator

Please provide the necessary information/documentation required for processing your license application. You will be notified if any information/documentation is missing or not accepted.  Please allow up to 20 calendar days to process a complete application.

Initial Certification Application

License Qualifications - Ohio Revised Code 4715.53 One correction - All radiographers expire on December 31st of the even year regardless of first issuance date. 

Application for Certificate; Requirements; Exceptions - Ohio Revised Code 4715-12-02 Two corrections - All applications are online through the eLicense portal, and the fee is 32.00.  

Before You Start: Make sure you have the following items, or the application will not allow you to advance. All applications must be complete before submission.

A Dental Assistant Radiographer applicant must provide proof of one of the following to apply:

I. Proof of completing a Board-approved dental radiography training program presented by either of the following: (a) An accredited educational institution or program; or (b) A permanent sponsor of continuing education as listed in paragraphs(A)(1) to (A)(9) of rule 4715-8-02 of the Administrative Code. Current list of board-approved dental radiography trainingTHE UPLOAD TO YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION SHOULD INCLUDE A COPY OF YOUR BOARD-APPROVED RADIOGRAPHER COURSE CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION.  OR

II. Proof of holding current certification as a dental assistant which included required examination in radiography as a component from the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB), or the Ohio Commission on Dental Assistant Certification (CODA).  The certificate must include expiration date.  THE UPLOAD TO YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION SHOULD INCLUDE YOUR DANB-CDA CERTIFICATE WITH EXPIRATON DATE, OR YOUR OHIO COMMISSION ON DENTAL ASSISTANTS CERTIFICATION WITH EXPRIATION DATE.  OR

III. Proof of holding a current license, certificate, or other credential issued by another state that the board determines uses standards for dental assistant radiographers that are at least equal to those established by state dental board rules.  Current Board standards 4715-12-04. THE UPLOAD TO YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION SHOULD INCLUDE A COPY OF YOUR CURRENT LICENSE ISSUED BY ANOTHER STATE TO TAKE DENTAL X-RAYS, AND PROOF OF COMPLETING AN EDUCATION COURSE (CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION WITH HOURS/COURSE CONTENT, AND/OR TRANSCRIPTS) THAT MEET OR EXCEEDS THE OHIO STATE DENTAL BOARD'S REQUIREMENTS. 

Mailing / Public Address: The address should be the same for both and should be your home address. Only the city and state show up on the public look-up. 
Employment History 
Education History - Type "Other" to enter education institutions that are not found. 
Background Questions - Personal Statement (Brief explanation including date, and incident), and Court Documentation required for convictions. 

Other Required Uploads: 

Identification Photo: Must be a current, unobstructed, full face identification-type photo (color, forward-facing, head and shoulders only) – NO FILTERS

Hepatitis B Immunity:  
I. Vaccination record showing full dates of all three (3) hepatitis B shots, OR
II. Blood titer test results. Acceptable results are: reactive; positive; or >10, OR
III. Proof that the first and second shots were administered (full dates of both), and the third shot (full date) scheduled on a doctor's letterhead, or script pad, or appointment reminder card, OR
IV. Hepatitis B Waiver Form

Valid Credit Card (MasterCard or Visa)

eLicense Ohio PortalApply Online
Fee: $32.00 

Renewal & Continuing Education

License Qualifications – Please Review Sections (C)(1)&(2) - Ohio Revised Code 4715.53  One correction – All radiographers expire on December 31st of the even year regardless of first issuance date. 

Certificate Renewal – Please Review Sections (A)&(B) - Ohio Revised Code 4715-12-03 Two corrections – Radiographers must renew before the first day of January of each odd-numbered year.  The fee to renew is $32.00.

Continuing Education RequirementsOhio Revised Code 4715-12-05

Before You Start: Make sure you have the following required document or the application will not allow you to advance. All applications must be complete before submission.

Proof of completing at least two hours of continuing education on dental x-ray machine operation/ radiation technology from an approved sponsor during the two-year period immediately preceding renewal. 

The Board only approves sponsors, not individual courses, and therefore does not maintain a database of specific approved courses.  The Board will accept any radiography courses taken through the American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Provider (CERP) or any Academy of General Dentistry Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) provider.  The ADA and The AGD have searchable databases on their websites where you may locate a radiography course under "Continuing Education".  Their websites are: and

Dental Assistant Radiographer certificates that are lapsed/expired ARE eligible for renewal at any time.  You must log into the eLicense portal, complete the renewal application, upload proof of completion of two hours of continuing education in dental x-ray machine operation/ radiation technology, and pay the renewal fee.  If you need access to the portal, please email and provide your name, certificate number and email address.  

eLicense Ohio Portal- Renew online
Fee: $32.00


Accreditation of Education Programs; Application; Fee; Suspension; Revocation - Ohio Revised Code 4715-12-04 

Initial TrainingApproved Radiology Course List 

Additional Radiographer Certificate Information

Dental X-ray Machine Operator Definitions - Ohio Revised Code 4715.51

Unlicensed PracticeOhio Revised Code 4715.52

Dentist Supervision of Radiologic Procedures - Ohio Revised Code 4715.56

Permissible Practices of a Dental X-ray Machine Operator; Supervision required; Certificate to be displayed - Ohio Revised Code 4715-12-01 One correction - We no longer issue receipt cards, only the initial wall certificate should be displayed. 

Fee Waivers Available to Service Members, Veterans, or Spouses of Service Members or Veterans - Please Review Sections (E)&(F) - Ohio Revised Code 4715-14-02

Permissible Practices

Permissible Practices Documentation for Dental Assistants Ohio Revised Code 4715-12-01 

Basic Qualified Personnel

Monitoring of nitrous oxide-oxygen (N2O-Oc2) minimal sedation
 - Ohio Administrative Code 4715-11-02.1 Complete the Permissible Practices Documentation, and keep in the office where you work.  

Dental Assistant Radiographer Certificate - Application Required - Ohio Administrative Code 4715-12-02

Certified Dental Assistant 

Pit and fissure sealants - Ohio Administrative Code 4715-11-03 (B)(1) Complete the Permissible Practices Documentation, and keep in the office where you work. 

Coronal Polishing Certificate – Application Required - Ohio Administrative Code 4715-11-03.1

Practice when the dentist is not physically present  Ohio Administrative Code 4715-11-03.2 Complete the Permissible Practices Documentation, and keep in the office where you work.  Medical Emergencies Course