General X-Ray Machine Operator (GXMO) Courses

sponsored by the Ohio Foot and Ankle Medical Foundation

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Schedules & Registration:

To register online please click on the correct registration date or follow the link for a brochure.

To review the certification and/or renewal process process please see the below, "What class should you take" section.

GXMO Scheduled Courses

The content and curriculum have been developed by the OFAMF and approved by the Ohio Department of Health, all instruction and handouts are the intellectual property of the OFAMF and may not be duplicated, tape recorded or video-taped.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, courses will be held via GoToWebinar for all participants safety for August 2021. Course handouts will be mailed the week before the course, and login instructions will be emailed the week of the course(s). The November 2021 Courses format is yet to be determined.

The required text book for all registrants taking the Initial Didactic course for initial licensure is the text book, Radiology Essentials for Limited Practice, 4th Edition by Eugene D. Frank, Bruce W. Long, Ruth Ann Ehrlich Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences Pub. Date: 2013 **Please note this is not required for registrants taking this for CE credit**  IF YOU ARE AN INITIAL COURSE REGISTRANT, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO BUY THE TEXT BOOK.

Didactic Initial Course and Re-certification Course: 
February 24-25, 2022 - Click Here for a Brochure - Course Will be Virtual
August 25-26, 2022 - Location TBD registration will open spring 2022
November 10-11, 2022 - Location TBD registration will open summer 2022

Clinical Position Course (Digital):
February 26, 2022 - Click Here for a Brochure - Course Will be Virtual
August 27, 2022 - Location TBD registration will open spring 2022
November 12, 2022 - Location TBD registration will open summer 2022


To be placed on a wait list for sold out courses, please contact Luci Ridolfo, CAE at (614) 457-6269 or lridolfo@ohfama.org

GXMO Licensure: The Ohio Department of Health - Radiologic Licensure website 

 

What Class Should You Take?

Choose which description fits you to find your correct class - need help? Call Luci at OFAMF: 614-457-6269

  • I don't have a license, and I work for a podiatrist: You take the DIDACTIC COURSE and the CLINICAL COURSE, which includes all coursework to qualify you for the test
  • I don't have a license and I work for a chiropractor: You take the DIDACTIC (2-day) COURSE, which is the classroom work. Then you must take the clinical course for SPINE in order to qualify for the test. Unfortunately, we do not offer that course. The Department of Health can help you locate a provider of the course: List of Course Providers.
  • I don't have a license and I work for an urgent care, hospital or other non-specific facility: You take the DIDACTIC (2-day) COURSE, which is the classroom work. Then you must take the clinical course for whichever area you specialize in in order to qualify for the test. Unfortunately, we do not offer any courses other than podiatric-specific. The Department of Health can help you locate a provider of the course:  List of Course Providers
  • I don't have a license and I don't have a job.  If you plan to work in PODIATRY, then you take the DIDACTIC COURSE and CLINICAL COURSE which includes all coursework to qualify you for the test. If you don't have a specialty, then you take the DIDACTIC (2-day) COURSE, which is the classroom work. Then you must take the clinical course for whichever area you decide on in in order to qualify for the test. Unfortunately, we do not offer any courses other than podiatric-specific. The Department of Health can help you locate a provider of the course: List of Course Providers
  • I have a license, I just need continuing education hours:  You take the DIDACTIC (2-day) COURSE, this class is open to ALL GXMO's for continuing education credit.
  • I took the didactic (classroom) portion somewhere else and just need the clinical (hands-on). If you work for a podiatrist, or plan to, you take the CLINICAL COURSE, which is the podiatric-specific hands-on course that paired with the didactic course qualifies you for the test. If you plan to work in another specialty, you must choose another course provider for the clinical course: List of Course Providers

 

General GXMO Information:

Do you need to find a clinical course provider? Find one here: GXMO Clinical Course Providers

For more information contact:
Luci Ridolfo, OFAMF Executive Director
1960 Bethel Road, Suite 140
Columbus, Ohio 43220
phone :(614) 457 - 6269
email: lridolfo@ohfama.org

This page is updated frequently - please check back for the most up-to-date information!

The Ohio Foot and Ankle Medical Foundation is an approved provider of General X-ray Machine Operator (GXMO) courses by the Ohio Department of Health.

Medical assistants are required to hold a valid GXMO to operate x-ray equipment in the state of Ohio.