ARRT is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and how it’s affecting students and R.T.s. Students with questions about completing their requirements should contact their Program Directors for more information. R.T.s who have questions related
to their postprimary eligibility pathway requirements, renewals, CQR, or other issues should log on to their online accounts to see if they've received an update specific to their concerns. For more information, please visit the
ARRT COVID-19 Update page. We'll update it throughout the pandemic.
May 2020 Edition
Welcome to our Educator Update newsletter. It contains up-to-date announcements regarding exams, continuing education, ethics requirements, and more. Look to Educator Update as your go-to source for ARRT news!
You'll find information on deadline extensions, CQR, exams for candidates using the postprimary eligibility pathway, exams for R.R.A. candidates, and more. You can also learn how to contact your legislators regarding the need for personal protective equipment.
Although students may schedule the exams as early as three months before completing their requirements, they must choose an exam date after the date on which they expect to complete their program.
We added units of radiation measurement listed in the National
Council on Radiation Protection and Measurement (NCRP) Report No.160 for absorbed dose, dose equivalent, exposure, and effective dose for clarification.
ARRT conducts job analyses and reviews our certification documents every five years, which help ensure that our examination content specifications and clinical requirements remain comprehensive, accurate,
You can now update your course information for R.T.s who need specific types of continuing education (CE) credits.
Although we continue to report the exam’s cut score as a scaled score of 75, the minimum number of correct items necessary to meet this passing threshold is a few points higher than it was in previous years.
The limit encourages candidates to use the learning strategy of distributed practice—that is, of extending learning rather than “cramming.”
The ARRT Board of Trustees recently approved the following clarification to the CT Clinical Experience Requirements.
Because ARRT has endorsed recently created sonography standards for work-related musculoskeletal disorders, we updated the Patient Care section of the Sonography Content Outline to include more detail under operator ergonomics.
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