R.T.s: Speak Your Mind on Certification's Future

(April 25, 2013) – R.T.s are invited to review proposed enhancements to ARRT's governing documents and to share their ideas on the future of certification. Reading, reflecting on and responding to proposed changes in governing documents is just one of many ways R.T.s participate in guiding today's certification.

Why is this important? Because these documents are central to ARRT's work — and your work — to make sure each and every Registered Technologist is qualified, at any given moment in his or her career, to meet the highest standards of safety and quality patient care. As you well know, that requires vigilant attention to even the most subtle changes, from Rules and Regulations to Standards of Ethics to Continuing Education Requirements for Renewal of Registration — all of which impact you.

Guiding Today's Certification booklets are being mailed to R.T.s in late-April. Click the link below to review the booklet and learn more about why this is an important process for you.

Among the proposed enhancements:

  • strengthening the link between certification and registration,
  • codifying policies and procedures for Continuing Qualifications Requirements,
  • clarifying requirements for CE certificates of participation, and
  • clarifying accreditation requirements for academic courses.

"As R.T.s, we truly are the heart of the profession," according to ARRT President Kevin Rush, MHA, R.T.(R)(T)(ARRT), FASRT. "We're probably best positioned to understand the impact of proposed changes on patient care," he adds, "so I hope R.T.s will respond to this call for feedback."

All input received by May 31, 2013, will be considered by the ARRT Board of Trustees at its July meeting, at which they will decide on the proposals. Any changes will be announced on this website in August and will be effective September 1, 2013.

Learn more by reading the booklet:
Guiding Today's Certification – Turning to You

Review proposed enhancements in the context of the full documents:
Rules and Regulations
Standards of Ethics
Continuing Education Requirements for Renewal of Registration

Share your ideas by May 31, 2013, via online survey:
R.T. Comment Survey

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