HOW DO I MAINTAIN MY CERTIFICATION AND REGISTRATION?
When you become a Registered Technologist (R.T.), patients will be at the heart of everything you do. It’s important to always have the knowledge and skills needed to provide the best possible care to those you serve. That’s why ARRT requires R.T.s to maintain their certification and registration by fulfilling a variety of important requirements.
As an R.T., you’ll need to renew your certification and registration every year. To renew your credentials in a primary discipline, you must remain compliant with ARRT Rules and Regulations and ARRT Standards of Ethics, and you must be current with your biennial Continuing Education (CE) Requirements. To renew your credentials in a postprimary discipline (with the exception of the Sonography postprimary discipline), you must also maintain certification and registration in the related supporting discipline.
You can renew quickly and easily online. And you’ll find that our renewal fees are significantly lower than those of many other credentialing organizations.
CE REQUIREMENTS EVERY TWO YEARS
Every other year, you’ll need to complete CE activities and report them to ARRT. A range of activities can count toward your CE Requirements, including online classes, self study readings and modules, lectures at meetings of professional societies, and classroom learning. After earning your R.T. credentials, you’ll have access to specific information on how to find, complete, and report your CE activities.
CONTINUING QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS EVERY 10 YEARS
As health care technology evolves, and patients demand increased accountability from providers, many credentialing agencies—including ARRT—have created long-term requirements for maintaining credentials. All R.R.A.s, and R.T.s who’ve earned their credentials on or after Jan.1, 2011, must complete ARRT’s Continuing Qualifications Requirements (CQR) every 10 years. CQR helps identify gaps in knowledge and skills that might cause you to fall behind today’s entry-level qualifications. It then develops a plan for refreshing your understanding and abilities. If you’d like to learn more, visit our video library to watch our CQR video. Upon becoming an R.T., you’ll have access to detailed information about the CQR process when you log in to your online account.