LEAVING THE PROFESSION?

If you’ll no longer be working as a technologist because of retirement or disability, you can still maintain your ARRT certification and registration by meeting our ongoing requirements, including those for annual renewal, as stated in ARRT Rules and Regulations.

If you don’t plan to maintain your ARRT certification and registration, however, you can request a Certificate of Recognition to commemorate your work as an R.T. Remember, you can only use the R.T. and R.R.A. designations if you're currently certified and registered with ARRT.

RETIREMENT— CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION

To apply for recognition due to retirement, you must be permanently retiring from any participation in the profession, including teaching. In addition, you can’t be under an ethics sanction or investigation, and you must meet one of the following requirements: 

  • Be 55 years of age or older
  • Have been certified and registered with ARRT for at least 20 years 
  • Have your age, plus the number of years since you initially became certified and registered, equal at least 70

If you’re a former registrant, you must have met at least one of those requirements at the time you discontinued your certification and registration. 

Request a Certificate of Recognition (due to retirement) using our online tool, or call us at 651.687.0048, ext. 8540.  

DISABILITY— CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION

To apply for career recognition because you’re disabled, you must be permanently leaving the profession—including teaching—because of your disability. In addition, you can’t be under an ethics sanction or investigation, and you must provide documentation of your permanent disability from one of the following:

  • The Social Security Administration
  • Your diagnosing physician
  • A worker’s compensation statement

If you’re a former registrant, you must have met at least one of those requirements at the time you discontinued your certification and registration. 

Call us at 651.687.0048, ext. 8540, to request an application for a Certificate of Recognition due to disability. We don't offer online applications for this type of certificate. 

WHAT HAPPENS TO MY CREDENTIAL UPON RECEIVING THE CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION?

The R.T. and R.R.A. credentials are unlike credentials earned from an academic program. Your ARRT certification and registration signifies that you’re currently qualified to administer patient care as designated by the credential. If you discontinue your certification and registration, you’re no longer able to use the R.T. or R.R.A. designation. If you do, people could misinterpret your use as a claim that you’re currently qualified to provide care.

Your commitment to high quality patient care throughout your career is highly commendable. Although your pride in your accomplishments will stay with you when you leave the profession, you’ll no longer be certified and registered. Therefore we’ll officially and respectfully discontinue your credentials.

WHAT IF I DON'T WANT A CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION?

If you’re retiring or have become disabled, and you don’t want a career recognition certificate, you don’t need to take any further action. Simply let your certification and registration lapse by not completing the online renewal process.