ARRT is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and how it’s affecting students and R.T.s. For updated information about credential cards, applications, exams, and more, please visit ARRT’s COVID-19 Updates and FAQ.
May 2018 Edition
Welcome to our newly designed Educator Update newsletter. We’ve reformatted it to make it easier for you to find ARRT information for you and your students. Each issue contains up-to-date announcements regarding exams, continuing education, ethics requirements, and more. We hope you’ll look to Educator Update as your go-to source for ARRT news!
On Jan. 1, 2019, ARRT will begin using a new cut score for the Radiation Therapy examination. Although we’ll continue to report the exam’s cut score as a scaled score of 75, the new cut score will require passing candidates to answer a few more questions correctly than they had to in the past.
Do you offer advanced placement options for students who have previous professional education or experience? If so, be sure those students are using our new advanced placement forms.
Did you know that we’re rewriting our handbooks to make them easier for students to understand? The new Primary Eligibility Pathway Handbook has been up since January. The other four handbooks are in process and should be available soon. We've also updated our applications—request them on the Program Directors website.
We've updated documents on our website for our Registered Radiologist Assistant and Sonography disciplines.
Under a new policy, students may now schedule and sit for ARRT exams—even if they’re under an ARRT ethics review.
Students who are applying for certification and registration with ARRT must notify us of any ethics violations within 30 days of their occurrence.
Beginning June 1, you’ll be able to update your course information for R.T.s who might need specific types of continuing education (CE) credits.
Some students who are already Registered Technologists (R.T.s) want to submit the courses they take for continuing education (CE) credit. Learn more about course requirements and how to provide students with documentation that will be accepted by ARRT.
Each year, ARRT returns about 20 percent of the applications we receive for certification and registration without processing them. The main problem? Unacceptable photos.
There are a number of requirements to earning a new ARRT credential using the postprimary eligibility pathway. If some of your students are using this pathway, help them understand important deadlines for clinical procedures and structured education.
Please make sure your students understand how and when to use ARRT’s Ethics Review Preapplication. This form is only for students who have an ethics violation to report. And students can use it only if they won’t graduate for at least six more months.
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