How can I find out if my school is accredited?
Visit the list of ARRT-recognized educational programs.
I have completed all of the classroom and clinical courses in my educational program. Why do I have to complete all of the general college courses required for my degree before I can take the ARRT exam?
All courses in the approved educational program must be satisfactorily completed before the ARRT exam is administered. The educational program may have been developed so that some educational requirements were included in general college classes, such as biology or psychology. When the accrediting agency evaluated and recognized the educational program or institution, the accreditation was based upon the overall program, not just a specific component. Therefore, completing an accredited program means completing all didactic and clinical courses in the accredited program.
I was educated outside the U.S. How can I become certified with the ARRT?
Graduates from programs that are not accredited by a mechanism acceptable to the ARRT should seek advanced placement in an accredited program. Upon meeting the program's graduation requirements and receiving the program director's final endorsement on the application, the candidate may apply. ARRT's primary eligibility pathway to certification requires graduation from an educational program accredited by a mechanism acceptable to the ARRT. Currently accepted programmatic accreditation mechanisms include the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), the Joint Review Committee on Education in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT), and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP/JRCDMS). Programs housed in post-secondary institutions accredited by a regional accreditation agency (more specifically, the commissions responsible for accrediting degree-granting institutions) are also accredited by a mechanism acceptable to the ARRT. The Conjoint Secretariat of the Canadian Medical Association and the Australian Institute of Radiography are recognized as acceptable accreditation mechanisms.
How can I get a handbook for Primary applications?
Handbooks for Radiography, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Radiation Therapy, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Sonography can be found online. Applications can be obtained through individual program directors.
What does ARRT do when a complaint comes in regarding an educational program?
We refer it to the appropriate accrediting agency. Click here for more details.
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