ARRT Will Stop Accepting Applications for The Advanced Placement Option
On Jan. 1, 2022, ARRT will stop accepting applications for students using the advanced placement option for the primary eligibility pathway.
Why the Change?
In the past, ARRT allowed educational programs to admit some students at a point beyond the program’s usual entry level.
Unfortunately, it became increasingly difficult to ensure that advanced placement candidates complied with ARRT’s eligibility requirements. For example, some candidates didn’t complete their clinical requirements within 24 months of applying for certification and registration. Some didn’t have the previous professional education they should have before being accepted into an advanced placement program. Others didn’t complete the correct didactic assessments or meet our degree requirements.
Does the Change Affect Transfer Students?
The change doesn’t apply to students who transfer credits into educational programs in MRI, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, radiography, and sonography. Those students need only meet educational institution policies and complete the courses needed to meet ARRT eligibility requirements.
If you have questions about this change, call ARRT Education Requirements at 651.687.0048. Choose the option for program directors.