Since certification examinations are required to be practice related, ARRT periodically conducts a job analysis to make certain that the certification examination content specifications remain comprehensive, accurate, and fair. ARRT, with the help of the professional community, reviews the certification documents every five years.
The ARRT Board of Trustees recently approved changes to the examination content specifications, which go into effect on January 1, 2018.
OVERVIEW OF MAJOR CHANGES TO THE CONTENT SPECIFICATIONS
- The content in the CORE module was restructured from four to three major content sections, and the sections were renamed following the universal content outline.
- Topics concerning the handling and disposal of toxic or hazardous materials were added to the Patient Care section.
- Conventional units of radiation measurement were removed from the Safety section; therefore, SI units will become the primary (principle) units of radiation measurement used on the examination in 2018.
- Film-screen and automatic processing topics were removed from the Image Production section. All related material was removed from “Film Screen Radiography” in Attachment C.
Please direct any questions about these changes to Beverly Tupper, exam development coordinator, at 651.681.3150.