What will happen to individuals who already hold a certification and registration when the academic degree requirement takes effect on January 1, 2015?
The degree requirement will not apply to certifications and registrations earned prior to January 1, 2015. Anybody who graduates from an educational program after December 31, 2014, will be held to the degree requirement.
I need my ARRT number, please.
We release ARRT ID numbers only to currently certified and registered technologists when they make a request by fax or mail. To protect R.T.s, ID numbers are not given out over the phone. Written requests - including full name, full social security number, date of birth and a return fax number - must be signed, dated and sent to ARRT (fax: (651) 681-3299; mail: ARRT, 1255 Northland Drive, St. Paul, MN 55120). ARRT ID numbers appear on pocket credential cards, in individual My ARRT Info accounts and on certificates. If R.T.s request a duplicate credential card or a letter of certification and registration, it will contain their number.
What does the abbreviation "R.T." stand for? How and when am I allowed to use it?
The designation "R.T." stands for "Registered Technologist," not "Radiologic Technologist," and technologists are only allowed to use the "R.T." if they are certified and registered with the ARRT.As indicated in the ARRT Rules and Regulations, the "R.T." designation is a trademark protected and owned by the ARRT and should only be used to refer to a Registered Technologist. Individuals certified and registered by the ARRT are advised to use the symbol "(ARRT)" in connection with the "R.T." to avoid confusion with registration from any other source and to indicate the specific category or categories for which certification and registration is held. For example: John Doe, R.T.(R)(ARRT).Additionally, the "R.R.A." designation is also trademark protected and owned by the ARRT and should only be used to refer to a Registered Radiologist Assistant.
How do I reinstate my certification and registration?
Please refer to Article VI of the Rules and Regulations and the timelines for reinstating registration.
How can I get written verification of my certification and registration (including my initial certification and registration dates)?
R.T.s and their employers can request a fax to verify certification and registration status, including initial certification and registration date(s) by calling our 24-hour, seven-day automated phone system at (651) 687-0048. Listen for the following prompt: To verify certification and registration status, press 1. Enter two numbers to log in: an R.T.'s eight-digit birth date, nine-digit social security number and/or six-digit ARRT ID number. After confirming the name, please press 1. Callers will receive the information verbally and be prompted to press 2 to enter their fax machine 10-digit phone number. A fax should be received within two hours.
What are my biennium dates?
The CE requirements are linked to a two-year cycle (biennium) that is defined in relation to an R.T.'s birth month. The biennium period begins on the first day of the birth month after certification and registration and extends for two years to the end of the month prior to the birth month. Each registrant's biennium dates are identified in the lower right corner of the annual Application for Renewal of Certification and Registration, printed on the credential card and available by visiting the Verify Credentials page.
Why doesn't my name appear on the ARRT Directory?
Any R.T. may request to be excluded. R.T.s can check and/or change their current preferences at any time by logging onto "My ARRT Info" and selecting the "Update Address" button. In addition, each year the paper Application for Renewal of Certification and Registration includes a question that allows registrants to have their name excluded. If that option is selected, the R.T.'s name will not appear. (NOTE: These requests must be submitted each year.)New credentials from recent examinations are not displayed until score results are final.
Is John Smith registered in good standing?
The Registry no longer uses the term "good standing." Individuals are either certified and registered or not. Information about categories of certification and registration, initial dates of certification and registration, and valid thru date of certification and registration is available online, by phone, or mail. Additional information requires the written release of the registrant.
Why do I need to pay a $75 reinstatement fee?
Any renewal that is postmarked or submitted online after the last day of an R.T.'s birth month is considered late and cannot be processed. To be consistent, ARRT adheres to a policy that uses a USPS postmarking date to determine whether a paper renewal is on time. Online renewals must be submitted before midnight (Central Time) on the last day of the birth month.Certification and registration renewal fees can be kept very low due to the efficiency of volume processing. Roughly 25,000 Applications for Renewal of Certification and Registration are processed each month. The unit cost for producing, printing, scanning, and processing forms is significantly lower for renewals due to the volume. Reinstatements, on the other hand, account for less than 1,000 cases per month. Not only is the per unit price for producing, printing, scanning, and processing forms greater, the average reinstatement requires more hand processing. These higher costs are passed on to those who need to reinstate rather than to those who renew.
I have not received or have lost my credential card. How can I get a new one?
Updated credential cards are mailed after an application (e.g. renewal, reinstatement, or CE probation form) has been processed. Please allow three to four weeks for processing and mailing. Duplicate credential cards can be requested by clicking on the "Duplicate Credential Request" button within My ARRT Info.Duplicate credential cards can also be requested through our 24-hour, 7-day automated phone system at (651) 687-0048. Listen for the following prompts: To request a credential card, or duplicate renewal or reinstatement form, press 5. Callers will be asked to identify themselves and then may continue through the additional prompts.
My credential card says my certification and registration is valid through my birth month of this year, but my biennium doesn't end for another year. Is my card wrong?
No, the card is right. Renewal is an annual procedure, as opposed to the biennium, or two-year, schedule for reporting CE activities.
How can I find information on Retired or Disabled status?
ARRT has discontinued the disabled and retired status. You may request an application to receive a special Certificate of Recognition commemorating your career as a Registered Technologist if you are at least age 55; or have been certified and registered by ARRT for at least 20 years; or have a combined age plus number of years certified and registered by ARRT of 70. This request may be made either by contacting ARRT at (651) 687-0048, ext. 8540 or via My ARRT Info online. The request for the certificate includes a one-time fee of $20. Once the Certificate of Recognition has been processed, you are no longer certified and registered – so your credentials are officially and respectfully retired. Or, if you are retiring and choose not to receive a retirement recognition certificate, you can simply discontinue certification and registration when you decide to retire and no longer work or teach in the profession. If you choose not to receive a recognition certificate, you can simply write to ARRT requesting no further contact. Sign and date the request and send it to ARRT at 1255 Northland Drive, St. Paul, MN 55120.
How do I change my address?
R.T.s can change their address by logging into "My ARRT Info."
How do I change my name?
Print out and complete the name/address change form. Mail or fax the name/address change form along with official documentation of the name change (e.g. marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court order) to:
Why don't my academic credentials appear after my name on my ARRT renewal form or credential card?
ARRT doesn't include certifications or degrees earned through other organizations on the ARRT credential card or most other computer-generated forms, since the ARRT credential card is simply intended to validate current ARRT certification and registration. Academic credentials will be used in correspondence whenever indicated and possible.
How can I find out if my renewal application has been received?
ARRT receives hundreds of pieces of mail each day. It is not possible to locate one individual piece of mail. Be assured that complete paper renewals will be processed if they were postmarked on or before the last day of the birth month. Online renewals will be processed the next business day. R.T.s and their employers can check the "valid through" date of certification and registration by using the ARRT Verify Credentials application.
How do I get certified and registered again if my certification and registration was revoked by the Ethics Committee?
When certification and registration is revoked, technologists are notified in writing about the length of the sanction. After the time has passed, they may request to have the sanction removed. If the sanction is removed, they will be allowed to pursue reinstatement under the reinstatement policies and procedures in place at that time. NOTE: Any reinstated certificate(s) are subject to ARRT's Continuing Qualifications Requirements (CQR) - the same standards that apply to all certificates issued since January 1, 2011.
Am I still certified and registered while going through an ethics review?
In most cases, yes. The ethics review will continue whether an R.T. submits a renewal or discontinued his/her certification and registration. If certification and registration is discontinued during an ethics review, the technologist will be required to reinstate or re-examine in order to regain certification and registration.
I ordered a fax verification of certification and registration and didn't get it. Why not?
It's possible that all the steps were not completed. Follow the prompts, remember not to enter the long distance code of "1," and stay on the line until "Your request has been processed," is heard.
I entered two identifying numbers to verify my status on the interactive telephone system, and someone else's name was read back to me. What gives?
Please try again; maybe it was the pronunciation. The quality of speech in the read back is not what we would like; sometimes it makes the name difficult to understand.
How can I include (exclude) my name on the ARRT Directory or mailing lists?
R.T.s can include or exclude themselves from the ARRT Directory and mailing lists at any time by going to "My ARRT Info" and selecting the "Update Address" button.
How do I correct my social security number?
To correct a social security number, mail or fax a signed and dated written request along with a legible copy of the social security card to:
How do I correct my birth date?
To correct a birth date, mail or fax a signed and dated written request along with official documentation (e.g., birth certificate or current passport) to:ARRTATTN: Registration Records 1255 Northland DriveSt. Paul, MN 55120fax: (651) 681-3297Requests must include the ARRT ID number and correct birth date. The ARRT will not accept expired passports for proof of birth date. Send photocopies only; originals will not be returned.
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