EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS — REGISTERED RADIOLOGIST ASSISTANT
To apply for the R.R.A. credential, you’ll have to meet the following education requirements:
EARN THE REQUIRED DEGREE
If you completed your educational program before Jan. 1, 2023, you’ll need to have earned a bachelor's degree from an institution accredited by an agency that ARRT recognizes. If you complete your program on or after Jan. 1, 2023, you’ll need to earn a master’s or doctoral degree. View a list of ARRT-recognized accreditation agencies.
If you complete your RA educational program before Jan. 1, 2025, you’ll need at least one year of acceptable clinical experience in radiography. If you complete your program on or after Jan. 1, 2025, you’ll need two years of experience. See the R.R.A. handbook for details.
RA EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
You’ll need to complete an ARRT-approved radiologist assistant (RA) educational program. The program must include both didactic and clinical education competency requirements.
ARRT CREDENTIALS IN RADIOGRAPHY
You'll also need to be certified and registered with ARRT in Radiography before you can pursue an R.R.A. credential.
Learn more about each of these requirements in the R.R.A. handbook.