The short answer is: maybe. When we impose a sanction, we won’t consider vacating it for a specified period of time—typically three years. At the end of that time, you may submit a written request asking the Ethics Committee to remove the sanction.


When you request a sanction removal, you don’t have to use any particular format or forms. Your submission should, however, include compelling reasons that justify removing your sanction. You can accomplish that by providing:

  • A written statement indicating your understanding of why ARRT determined that the action leading to the sanction warranted the sanction imposed; how your behavior has changed; and why you won’t repeat similar activities in the future
  • Letters of recommendation from people who can attest to your current character and behavior, including efforts at rehabilitation (although these letters are optional, if you include them, make sure they’re on original letterhead)
  • A nonrefundable fee of $250 (in rare cases, at the sole discretion of the Ethics Committee, we may waive the fee) 

Mail or fax your documents to: 

1255 Northland Drive
St. Paul, MN 55120

Fax: 651.687.0449

Note: If you request removal before your sanction is eligible for reconsideration, or without sending in the $250 fee, we won’t consider your request.  


The Ethics Committee will review your sanction removal request, make a decision, and notify you of the decision by U.S. mail. If the committee declines to remove the sanction, you won’t be entitled to a hearing or an appeal. The committee won’t reconsider another sanction removal request until a date that it will determine. Your letter will include that information. 


If the Ethics Committee removes your sanction, you may then pursue reinstatement of certification and registration under the policies and procedures in place at that time. You’ll be subject to our Continuing Qualifications Requirements, even if you were previously exempt because your original certification and registration date took place before Jan. 1, 2011.  


If you have questions on sanction removal, call our Ethics Requirements Department at 651.687.0048. Choose the option for ethics information.

* We reserve the right to change our policies and procedures, including those concerning sanction removal, at any time and without notice to anyone who is under a sanction.