ARRT designs and administers a national certification and registration testing program for a wide
range of medical imaging, interventional procedure, and radiation therapy disciplines.
In addition, ARRT offers similar services to state agencies for their
ARRT takes exam security very seriously. No one wants a loved one to receive care
from an individual who “passed” the ARRT exam because they got a sneak peek at questions
and memorized the answers. Read more about
ARRT constructs tests based on a rigorous set of procedures designed to ensure consistent
quality. Consultants from the profession provide the content expertise. Read more
three major steps
— defining content, writing items, and assembling forms.
Test Format and Length
ARRT exams are administered on computers and feature mostly multiple-choice questions,
often called items. Candidates are offered a tutorial at the beginning of each exam
to ensure that they are familiar with the process and item formats. Time allowed
for a candidate to complete an exam is based upon the total number of questions,
which comprise both scored items and pilot items; additional time is provided for
completing the tutorial, non-disclosure agreement, and post-exam survey. Learn more
format and length
of ARRT exams.
ARRT computer-based testing services are provided at more than 200 professional
test centers operated by Pearson VUE, the electronic testing business of NCS Pearson,
Inc. The test centers are located in the U.S. and several international locations.
Read more about Pearson VUE
ARRT complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provides reasonable
testing accommodations to candidates who demonstrate that they have an ADA-qualifying
disability. Learn about how candidates can qualify for
Test Administration Appeal
Candidates are entitled to fairly administered exams in comfortable and safe environments.
Anyone who believes an exam administration substantially deviated from normal testing
procedures may — within a strict time period —
request a review.
Scientific measures and sophisticated software ensure that ARRT exam scoring is
fair and accurate. Read more about
how scores are arrived at
and how results are communicated.
ARRT candidates see a preliminary scaled score on their computer screen after completing
the review portion of their exam, however final scores and certification results
take two to three weeks.
about the difference.
ARRT annually publishes statistics of its primary and post-primary exams. Click
volume and scoring reports
from recent years.