Arizona Radiologist Assistant License Requirements

A radiologist assistant is not exactly a radiologic technician. Assistants typically have even more education and training and, as a result, can perform a wider variety of tasks than a rad tech.

In Arizona, the Medical Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners wants you to have a bachelor’s degree at a minimum in a program that focuses on radiology assisting.

There is no specific exam requirement. But if you go to get certified by a national organization, that organization might have a certification exam.

Your radiology assistant should have a clinical preceptorship that focuses on radiology. If you haven’t started a program yet, always make sure the school has a preceptorship placement program that will help you get placed in one of these programs.

Arizona Radiology Assistant Application Form
http://www.azrra.gov/forms/RAD%20ASST%20APP.pdf

The Board’s Other Forms (Arizona Radiation Regulatory Agency)
http://www.azrra.gov/forms/

As part of your application, you must be employed by a radiologist that fills out part of the form. You should probably first get licensed as a radiologic technician. The application form asks for your certified radiologic technician license number. But it was not clear whether that is an actual requirement to get the existing license. If you are a rad tech first, you can start to develop professional contacts that you can use to find a job when you are ready to apply for your radiologic assistant license in Arizona.

Arizona License Requirements For a Naturopathic Medical Assistant

Arizona’s Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board provides a license to both naturopaths and naturopathic medical assistants. This article discusses requirements for the medical assistant license. You can click here for the naturopath license details.

This is one of those licenses where you need a sponsoring physician before you can get your license. The naturopathic medical doctor who will be or has hired you must be identified on your application form.

There is no exam or national certification mentioned in the application packet for this particular license. But it does say that you must attend an approved medical assistant program.

At the time I was writing this, the following page had the Arizona naturopath assistant licensing form.

https://nd.az.gov/sites/default/files/Medical%20Assistant%20Application%20Revised%2012-2014_0.pdf

Fees for an application and required fingerprints are about $122 when combined.

Contact the Board to get a list of approved medical assistant programs. I did not see any such list published on the website, as all they had were the approved naturopathic medical schools.

https://nd.az.gov/sites/default/files/School%20nov%2020120001.pdf

Arizona Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board
1400 W. Washington, Suite 230
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602-542-8242

Arizona School Bus Driver License Requirements

A school bus driver license is a kind of commercial driver’s license. It is also sometimes called an “endorsement” on a CDL license.

You will need your CDL license with school bus endorsement to become a school driver in Arizona. CDL licenses are obtained from the Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Division.

But in addition to dealing with the DOT, you have to submit forms with the Arizona Department of Public Safety’s Student Transportation Unit to become a school bus driver in this state. You can see the application forms by using the page listed below.

http://studenttransportation.azdps.gov/new-driver.html

Before you start filling out forms, you need an expected employer. Contact individual school districts for possible job openings for Arizona school bus drivers.

Only a few offices in Arizona grant CDL licenses. You can use the following page to look up the office closest to you.

https://www.azdot.gov/mvd/driver-services/commercial-driver-license/cdl-office-locations

Although you must use one of the offices above for the written CDL knowledge test, some private companies, such as trucking schools, are authorized to conduct your road/skills test. This may be a better option for some applicants because they sometimes have their own trucks or buses for you to test on. Use the following page to look up these private testing agencies.

https://www.azdot.gov/docs/default-source/mvd-services/authorized-third-party-providers.pdf?sfvrsn=8

You will also have to pass a background check and medical examination to get a school bus driver job in Arizona. You will also have to be at least 18 years old.

Arizona Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDL) Qualifications

The Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division issues commercial driver’s licenses to truck and bus drivers in this state (CDL license). You will need to go to a CDL office to take the exams and submit application and related forms.

You need to be at least 21 if you are going to cross state lines while working. But if you stay intrastate, you can get an Arizona CDL at 18 years of age.

You will need to take at least one knowledge test and a road/skills test. There could be more than one since there are several classes of commercial driver’s licenses in Arizona. Knowledge test scores must be at least 80 percent for you to pass.

There are also some medical requirements for CDL drivers in Arizona and all other states. You may have to take a physical and present documents to DOT before they grant you a license.

As of 2016, there were only 13 offices in the state that were conducting CDL testing and license issuance. You can see the address, phone number, and business hours of those offices by using the page below.

https://www.azdot.gov/mvd/driver-services/commercial-driver-license/cdl-office-locations

Note On Road Test:

The Arizona government has contracts with some companies to conduct the road and skills test for CDL applicants. Some of these are trucking schools or similar outfits. So if you don’t have someone with a truck, you may be able to pay an extra fee to use one of their trucks or buses. The following page has a list of these authorized companies.

https://www.azdot.gov/docs/default-source/mvd-services/authorized-third-party-providers.pdf?sfvrsn=8

Arizona Legal Document Preparer Certification

A legal document preparer in Arizona is a non-attorney service provider who helps prepare legal documents for individuals who are not represented by an attorney. If you are not working under the supervision of a licensed lawyer, then you must be certified by the Arizona Supreme Court to provide legal document representation services to unrepresented clients.

There are various ways to qualify for this certification. But this is very detailed. So it is best to read through the law by yourself and see if you meet the basic qualifications to become a legal document preparer in Arizona. You can do that by reading 7-201 (E) in the document appearing below (visit that page). That is the Certification section of the law contained in that PDF report.

https://www.azcourts.gov/Portals/26/ACJA%20Code/7-208_Amend_2013.pdf

You must have a certain amount of education and experience. You will also have to submit fingerprints and pass a background check. If you attend a legal document preparer or paralegal course or have a law degree from an ABA-accredited school, then you don’t usually need experience. But with just a general education, you will need 1 to 2 years or so of experience.

You need to pass the Legal Document Preparer Examination (LDP) to get certified for this profession.

There is a pretty expensive fee of $650 for a 2-year certification. Then, you renew for $600 each time. The fee is $50 to take the LDP exam. Fingerprint fees are usually between about $20 to $50.

You can find the main page for Arizona Supreme Court legal document preparer certification below.

https://www.azcourts.gov/cld/Legal-Document-Preparers

Arizona Professional Fiduciary License Requirements

A professional fiduciary in Arizona acts as a guardian, conservator, or in a similar capacity, to assist the vulnerable in making financial, medical, and other important life decisions. The Arizona Supreme Court has a Fiduciary Licensing Program to license these individuals.

You will have to take an exam to get this license. On the Fiduciary Licensing Program’s main page, you can search down to find a link to a study guide for this licensing test.

https://www.azcourts.gov/cld/Fiduciary-Licensing-Program

At the time of this post, the exam fee was $50, and the test is conducted in Phoenix, at the Arizona Supreme Court.

But even for those who can pass a test, not just anyone can get this Arizona license. You have to be at least 21 and have a high school diploma. And you can’t have a history of crimes or even civil liability on things such as fraud and theft.

You will need to meet one of various different combinations of education and work experience. As an example, if you have a bachelor’s degree, then one year of work experience in fiduciary relationships in the last 5 years is sufficient. Look at the application form to see the various other options. You can contact the Fiduciary Licensing Program for an application form or further instructions.

Arizona Supreme Court
Fiduciary Certification Program
1501 West Washington, Suite 104
Phoenix, Arizona 85007-3231
Telephone: (602) 452-3378
pfp@courts.az.gov

Arizona Confidential Intermediary Licensing And Certification

The Certification and Licensing Division of the Arizona Supreme Court runs a Confidential Intermediary Program. The program provides certification of confidential intermediaries. Those who perform this job facilitate contact between siblings who were separated due to legal issues or parties to an adoption. In Arizona, all parties involve must consent to having their information shared. Intermediaries are allowed to examine court records.

To get certified, you will need to attend an initial training that lasts about 12 hours. Then, you need to pass a confidential intermediary exam.

The Supreme Court has a study guide that you can use for this test. It can be found on the main page for the Confidential Intermediary Program.

https://www.azcourts.gov/cld/Confidential-Intermediary-Program

After getting certified, you will have additional annual training requirements of about 12 hours. There may be a self-study option. Check current rules for that possibility.

For updated exam schedules, application forms, and the like, contact the office for this program.

The Arizona Supreme Court
Certification & Licensing Division
Attn: Confidential Intermediary Program
1501 West Washington
Suite 104
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Division Line: (602) 452-3378

Fees are always subject to change. But a training session is around $100, and certification is about $50.

Arizona Attorney (Lawyer) License Requirements

To become a licensed attorney in Arizona, you must complete a formal education, go to some other classes, and then pass a bar exam. If you meet those requirements, then you can be a lawyer in Arizona if you also pass a background investigation and meet character and fitness requirements. You also must be at least 21 years of age.

Applicants should ideally graduate from a law school that is accredited by the American Bar Association. Going to an unapproved school might not be sufficient to get a license in this state.

The bar exam in Arizona is all written, like the typical exam in this field.

After getting your license, the state requires you to attend a course on professional responsibility within one year. This could be the state bar course or a course approved by the Board of Governors.

The fees for the application and exam run at about $375.

Note that there is limited reciprocal licensing of attorneys in Arizona. You can file a motion with the Supreme Court and apply for a license. But you have to have been active as a licensed attorney in at least 3 of the past 5 years in another jurisdiction. You also need to have graduated from an ABA-approved school and have obtained a law degree by examination. Either the place you took the exam or the place where you practiced must be a reciprocal state.

https://www.azcourts.gov/cld/Attorney-Admissions/Admission-on-Motion

How to Become a Licensed Massage Therapist In Arizona

Arizona has a license category for massage and bodywork therapy. Education and exam requirements are in place for those seeking this professional license. The licensing agency is the Arizona State Board of Massage Therapy.

First, you will need to be at least 18 and have a high school diploma or GED. Then, you need to attend an “Arizona recognized” massage therapy school or one focusing on bodywork therapy. The Arizona rule is that the school must consist of at least 700 hours of training. It is possible to attend an unaccredited school in Arizona, at least based on what I am reading in the application packet. But that would require testing to show that you received a quality education.

Some applicants must take a national massage therapy licensing/certification exam. They include applicants who went to a school outside of Arizona and applicants who went to an unaccredited school in Arizona.

Acceptable exams are the MBLEX and the test given by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).

There are a couple of other ways to get a massage therapy license in Arizona. The first is to have a license in another state for 5 consecutive years before your application date. The other way is to have NCBTMB certification and graduate from an approved school that had at least 500 hours of training. This means you have to have already passed the exam since that is one of the requirements for NCBTMB certification.

Arizona Massage Therapist License Application Packet
https://massagetherapy.az.gov/sites/default/files/documents/files/app%20and%20inst%20updated%201-15_5.pdf

You might need to find the application form from the following page.

https://massagetherapy.az.gov/for-applicants

At the time of this post, the fee was $217 for an application and license.

Arizona Respiratory Therapist License Requirements

The Arizona State Board of Respiratory Care Examiners licenses respiratory therapists. You can apply online using the page mentioned at the bottom of this article.

The first main requirement is to complete an approved respiratory program. A number of accredited schools have respiratory therapy or similar programs.

The second is to pass a licensing/certification exam. Based on the rules at the time of this post, the Board is accepting CRT and RRT exams.

The tests are administered by the National Board For Respiratory Care. CRT is the Certified Respiratory Therapist exam. As long as you meet other requirements, you would then be nationally certified. But you still have to apply to the Arizona Board to get a state license. RRT is the Registered Respiratory Therapist exam. As with CRT, this is a big step. But you still have to separately apply for a license with the Board. Find out more about these tests here.

https://www.nbrc.org/Pages/examinations.aspx

CRT is the credential for entry-level respiratory therapists, while RRT is the advanced level. CRT is $190, while RRT is $190 for a written exam, and $200 for the clinical simulation.

Besides education and testing, you have to pass a background check to get your license. That includes submitting fingerprints.

The total fee for an Arizona respiratory care license is about $270. The includes the fingerprints, the application, and the license.

Arizona Respiratory Therapist Online License Application
https://az.gov/app/rce/newapp-asrcp.xhtml