ARRT-RECOGNIZED ACCREDITATION AGENCIES
At ARRT, education is part of our equation for excellence. We rely on accreditation agencies (sometimes called mechanisms) to determine the quality of educational institutions, their programs, and their courses. Below is a list of ARRT-recognized accreditation mechanisms.
WHAT CANDIDATES NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ACCREDITATION
As part of the requirements for ARRT certification and registration, you’ll need to complete an ARRT-verified educational program and an academic degree (associate's or higher) that is accredited by one of the mechanisms listed on this page. You must complete your program and degree on or after the dates specified in the chart. (Those are the dates on which the accrediting mechanisms were recognized by USDE or CHEA.) You only need to earn an academic degree if you complete your professional education on or after Jan.1, 2015.
Candidates and R.T.s also have the option of taking an academic course to meet ARRT education requirements. The academic institution offering the course must be accredited by one of the mechanisms on this page.
PROGRAM DIRECTORS AND ACCREDITORS: LEARN MORE
If you’re a Program Director looking to gain accreditation for your program, contact any of the organizations below for more information.
If your organization is interested in becoming an ARRT-approved accreditation mechanism, contact us at 651.687.0048.
|ARRT-Recognized Accreditation Mechanisms||Academic Degree||Professional Education|
|Accreditation Canada||July 1, 2018|
|Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools||1969||Jan. 20, 2016|
|Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) Western Association of Schools and Colleges||June 1, 1995||June 1, 1995|
|Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)||1967||Jan. 21, 2016|
|Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET)||1978||Jan. 21, 2016|
|Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)**||1956||Jan. 27, 2015|
|American Osteopathic Association - Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (AOA-COCA)||Jan. 1, 2019||Jan. 1, 2019|
|Association for Biblical Higher Education Commission on Accreditation (ABHE)||1952||Jan. 21, 2016|
|Association of Advanced Rabbinical and Talmudic Schools Accreditation Commission (AARTS)||1974||Jan. 21, 2016|
|Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)*|
|Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools||1952||Jan. 21, 2016|
|Conjoint Accreditation Services of the Canadian Medical Association|
|Council on Occupational Education (COE)||1969||Jan. 21, 2016|
|Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)||1959||Jan. 21, 2016|
|Higher Learning Commission (HLC)||June 1, 1995||June 1, 1995|
|Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)||1969|
|Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT)||2011|
|Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (MRPBA)||Jan. 1, 2000|
|Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS)||June 1,1995||June 1, 1995|
|Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)||June 1, 1995||June 1, 1995|
|National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS)||1966||Jan. 21, 2016|
|New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)||June 1, 1995||June 1, 1995|
|New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)||July 1, 2016||July 1, 2016|
|Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)||June 1, 1995||June 1, 1995|
|Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)||June 1, 1995||June 1, 1995|
|Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS)||1991||Jan. 21, 2016|
|*The following commitees make a recommendation to CAAHEP for accreditation decisions:
Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology
|**On August 19, 2022, the Deputy Secretary of Education, as delegated by the Secretary, issued a final decision on the appeal of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) regarding its status as a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education. Deputy Secretary Marten has upheld the decision by the Senior Department Official (SDO) to terminate ACICS as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.|