Since certification examinations are required to be practice related, ARRT periodically conducts a job analysis to make certain that the certification examination content specifications and the clinical requirements 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 following documents, which go into effect on January 1, 2022.
OVERVIEW OF MAJOR CHANGES TO THE CONTENT SPECIFICATIONS
- Additional content was added in the Safety section.
- Topics concerning imaging informatics were added to the Image Production section.
- In the Procedures section, damaged RBC spleen and radionuclide cystogram were removed.
- Cardiac amyloid imaging, targeted radiotherapy, and lymphangiography were added.
- On Attachment A, additional pharmaceuticals and radiopharmaceuticals were added and several were removed.
- The number of pilot (unscored) questions increased from 20 to 30 questions.
OVERVIEW OF THE MAJOR CHANGES TO THE DIDACTIC AND CLINICAL COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS
- Two new mandatory general patient care procedures were added.
- The number of available diagnostic and therapeutic procedure competencies increased from 47 to 55. The minimum number of required competencies remained the same at 25.
- A maximum of any five diagnostic and therapeutic procedures may be simulated.
- Additional information was added about how simulations can be done.
Please direct any questions about your eligibility and requirements for Nuclear Medicine Technology certification and registration to Initial Certification at 651.687.0048. Select the option for earning an ARRT credential.