INITIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR EARNING ARRT CREDENTIALS

Earning ARRT certification and registration is challenging, yet very achievable. It will take time and commitment—but your hard work will pay off. With an ARRT credential, you’ll have confidence that you're providing high levels of patient care. You’ll be proud of your accomplishments and the level at which you can perform. Employers and patients take note, too—your ARRT credential confirms your qualifications.  

In order to earn ARRT certification and registration, you'll need to meet our three requirements (educationethics, and examination). Before you get started, you'll need to identify the eligibility pathway you'll use and the discipline in which you'd like to earn a credential. 


PRIMARY ELIGIBILITY PATHWAY REQUIREMENTS

The primary pathway is how the majority of people earn their first ARRT credential. It includes completing an ARRT-approved educational program. You can earn credentials in the following disciplines using this pathway:

  Magnetic Resonance Imaging*

  Nuclear Medicine Technology

  Radiation Therapy

  Radiography

  Sonography

  Vascular Sonography*

View Primary Requirements

POSTPRIMARY ELIGIBILITY PATHWAY REQUIREMENTS

The postprimary pathway is for those who are currently certified and registered with ARRT and would like to pursue an additional credential. The postprimary pathway may also be used by those who hold a credential from ARDMS or NMTCB. 

  Bone Densitometry

  Breast Sonography

  Cardiac Interventional Radiography

  Computed Tomography

  Magnetic Resonance Imaging*

  Mammography

  Vascular Interventional Radiography

  Vascular Sonography

VIEW POSTPRIMARY REQUIREMENTS

R.R.A. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  Registered Radiologist Assistant

View R.R.A. Requirements

*You can earn an MRI or Vascular Sonography credential using the primary or postprimary eligibility pathway.