ETHICS QUESTIONS ON THE APPLICATION

When applying for certification and registration, you must answer the following ethics-related questions on your application form. 

Have you ever been charged with or convicted of a misdemeanor or felony? (This includes court convictions and military courts-martial.)

Answer "Yes" if you have: 

  • Charges or convictions—including those that were stayed, withheld or deferred, set aside, or suspended 
  • Any plea of guilty, Alford plea, or plea of no contest (nolo contendere) 
  • Court conditions applied to your charge--including court supervision, probation, or pretrial diversion 
  • Traffic violations charged as misdemeanors or felonies 
  • Traffic violations that involved drugs or alcohol 

Answer “No” if you have no offenses. Also answer “No” if you have:

  • Offenses and convictions that occurred before you turned 18 and that were processed in juvenile court 
  • Speeding and parking tickets that weren’t charged as misdemeanors or felonies and that didn’t involve drugs or alcohol (if you have any traffic violation that involved drugs and/or alcohol, you must answer “Yes”)
  • Charges that were dismissed with no court conditions required (if conditions were required, you must answer “Yes”)
  • Court records that were sealed or expunged (if you don’t have court documents that prove your case was sealed or expunged, you must answer “Yes”)
  • Offenses you’ve already reported to ARRT and about which ARRT has sent you communication

Has a regulatory authority or certification board (other than ARRT) ever done one or more of the following?

  • Denied, revoked, or suspended your professional license, permit, registration, or certification? 
  • Placed you on probation (excluding ARRT Continuing Education probation), under consent agreement, or under consent order? 
  • Allowed voluntary surrender of your professional license, permit, registration, or certification?
  • Subjected you to any conditions or disciplinary actions?

Answer “Yes” if one or more of these apply to you and the organization imposing the action wasn’t ARRT.

Answer “No”: 

  • If you have no offenses 
  • If your only offense is ARRT Continuing Education (CE) probation
  • For offenses previously reported to ARRT and for which ARRT has sent you communication

Have you ever been suspended, dismissed, or expelled from an educational program you attended to meet ARRT certification and registration requirements?

Answer “No” for offenses previously reported to ARRT and for which ARRT has sent you communication. 

Whether you answer “Yes” or “No” to this question, you’ll:

  • Agree to Written Consent under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, 20 U.S.C. Section 1232g (“FERPA”), which allows ARRT to:
    • Communicate freely and openly with your Educational Program Director
    • Obtain specific parts of your education records in order to verify whether you have ever been suspended, dismissed or expelled from an educational program that you attended in order to meet ARRT certification and registration requirements
  • Waive, in part, the confidentiality of your education records under “FERPA”
  • Consent to the release of any and all education records relating to your suspension, dismissal or expulsion to ARRT for purposes of its review of your application for certification and registration by ARRT.
  • Agree to promptly execute any additional written consents under “FERPA” if your educational program has a different requirement

If you’re not sure whether a potential violation is pertinent, contact our Ethics Requirements Department at 651.687.0048, ext. 8580. Remember, not reporting an ethics violation is itself a violation.