Education Requirement

The first step toward ARRT certification and registration is education. The education requirements will differ depending on whether you are pursuing a credential using the primary, postprimary, or R.R.A. eligibility pathway. 


Education for The Primary Eligibility Pathway

The primary pathway is how the majority of people earn their first ARRT credential. It includes completing an ARRT-approved educational program in one of the following:

  Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  Nuclear Medicine Technology
  Radiation Therapy
  Radiography
  Sonography*

EDUCATION FOR THE PostPRIMARY ELIGIBILITY PATHWAY

The postprimary pathway is for those are currently certified and registered with ARRT and would like to pursue an additional credential. The postprimary pathway may also be used by those who hold a credential from ARDMS or NMTCB. 

  Bone Densitometry
  Breast Sonography
  Cardiac Interventional Radiography
  Computed Tomography
  Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  Mammography
  Quality Management**
  Sonography*
  Vascular Interventional Radiography
  Vascular Sonography

EDUCATION FOR THE Registered Radiologist Assistant Credential

  Registered Radiologist Assistant (R.R.A.)

*You can earn MRI or Sonography credentials using the primary or postprimary eligibility pathways
**New credentials for Quality Management offered through June 30, 2018 only