Preparing For Your Exam

You've worked hard to get to this point—and preparing for your ARRT exam will give you the confidence you need as you approach exam day. The following tips can help in your preparations. 

UNDERSTAND THE EXAM FORMAT

ARRT exams are computer-based. A tutorial at the start of each exam allows you to answer several practice questions, enabling you to become familiar with the process and question formats

KNOW THE NUMBER OF QUESTIONS AND AMOUNT OF TIME FOR YOUR EXAM 

ARRT’s Practice Analysis Advisory Committees determine the length of each exam. They consider factors including the skills needed for each discipline and the number of categories in the content specifications. 

The time allowed to complete an exam is based on the number of exam questions. Your schedule also allots time to complete the tutorial and nondisclosure agreement before the exam and take a survey afterward.

View the exam length and duration chart.

REVIEW THE EXAM CONTENT SPECIFICATIONS FOR YOUR DISCPLINE

Although we don’t endorse any specific exam study materials, many program directors and students use our Content Specifications (often referred to as content outlines) as a guide to help prepare for exam day. The content outline for your discipline includes all of the content areas that will be covered on your exam. 

MAKE ADVANCED ARRANGEMENTS IF YOU NEED ADA ACCOMMODATIONS

If you have a disability that falls under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), and you require accommodations at the test center, submit a formal request at the same time you submit your application for certification and registration. After we assign your exam window, you will not be allowed to submit a request for testing accommodations.