ARRT ELIGIBILITY FOR INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES
Are you interested in earning an ARRT credential—but you live or were educated outside the U.S.? To become certified and registered with ARRT, you’ll need to meet the same eligibility requirements (in ethics, education, and examination) as all other candidates.
LEARN ABOUT THE EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
For many international candidates, the education requirement can be a challenge. To meet that requirement, you must have:
- Earned an associate degree or higher: You must hold an associate degree or higher from an institution accredited by an agency that ARRT recognizes. All academic courses, degrees, and professional educational program transcripts awarded by institutions based outside of the United States that are submitted to satisfy educational requirements to obtain certification and registration require an evaluation by an academic credential evaluation service that is a member of AICE, CED, and/or NACES. These criteria should be the most stringent and should provide ARRT with an evaluation showing equivalency to education provided in the United States.
- Complete an ARRT-verified educational program: You must have completed an ARRT-verified educational program to be eligible for certification and registration.
Only when you meet these two educational requirements, along with the ethics requirement, will you be allowed to schedule an ARRT exam.
WHAT IF I DON'T MEET THE EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS?
We can’t make exceptions concerning our educational requirements (listed above). If you don’t meet the exact requirements, you can’t apply for ARRT certification and registration. In addition, we can’t accept work experience in lieu of verified educational programs.
You’ll find contact information for each ARRT-verified educational program on our look-up page.
I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS. WHOM CAN I TALK TO?
If you have additional questions, view our international FAQs or call us at 651.687.0048, and choose the option for earning an ARRT credential. We don't accept email inquiries at this time.