For Immediate Release
Contact: Christopher Cook
ARRT has expanded its eligibility requirements to establish a temporary pathway for Radiology Practitioner Assistants (RPA) who want to earn ARRT’s Registered Radiologist Assistant (R.R.A.) credential.
The RPA eligibility pathway to R.R.A. certification and registration is available to those who have earned and currently hold certification through the Certification Board for Radiology Practitioner Assistants (CBRPA). Candidates have until Dec. 31, 2020 to complete the requirements, including passing the ARRT examination.
RPA candidates for ARRT’s R.R.A. credential must:
- Be certified as an RPA by the Certification Board for Radiology Practitioner Assistants or have graduated from a Radiology Practitioner Assistant educational program that is based in an educational institution accredited by an ARRT-approved mechanism
- Be certified and registered with ARRT in Radiography
- Have at least one year of acceptable clinical experience in radiography, which must be completed after you’ve earned your ARRT credential in Radiography (Clinical experience may be earned concurrent to a radiologist assistant educational program, but cannot be satisfied by the program)
- Have a baccalaureate degree or graduate degree from an institution accredited by an ARRT-approved mechanism
- Meet ARRT’s ethics requirements
- Pass ARRT’s R.R.A. examination
The ARRT Rules and Regulations state that candidates must establish eligibility within five years after completing an educational program (for those completing a program prior to 2013) or within three years after completing an educational program (for those completing a program after 2012). However, ARRT is waiving this requirement for those using the temporary RPA eligibility pathway.
If you would like more information, call 651.687.0048. Choose the option for earning an ARRT credential.
The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists promotes high standards of patient care by recognizing qualified individuals in medical imaging, interventional procedures, and radiation therapy. Headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, ARRT evaluates, certifies, and annually registers more than 330,000 radiologic technologists across the United States. For more information, visit www.arrt.org.