Under the interim regulations, FDA accepted certain specific State certificates in mammography as meeting the specific training in mammography requirement. For new technologists, will FDA continue to accept State certificates in mammography as adequate initial training under the final regulations?
To meet the final regulations, the requirements for the State certificate would have to involve at least 40 contact hours of instruction and include the performance of a minimum of 25 examinations under the direct supervision of a qualified radiologic technologist to completely meet the mammography training requirement under the final regulations. The technologist should check with the appropriate State agency to see what the State certificate covers. Also see Acceptable Documents for Radiologic Technologists for more detail.