ABOUT THE EXAM
ARRT’s certification and registration exams help determine that you have the knowledge and skills needed both to function as an entry-level radiologic technologist and to provide safe, effective patient care.
HOW WE CREATE EXAMS
Creating exams is a multistep process at ARRT. We first conduct practice analyses of each discipline, surveying R.T.s to determine what tasks entry-level radiologic technologists perform regularly. Next, we analyze the data and create specifications for what each exam should cover. Finally, our team of experts writes exam questions, selecting an appropriate collection of them for each test. Learn more about our exam development process.
ARRT exams are computer-based. A tutorial at the start of each exam allows you to answer several practice questions, enabling you to become familiar with the process and question formats.
TEST DURATION AND LENGTH
ARRT’s Practice Analysis Advisory Committees determine the length of each exam. The committees consider factors including the skills needed for each discipline and the number of categories in the content specifications.
The time allowed to complete an exam is based on the number of exam questions. Your schedule also allots time to complete the tutorial and nondisclosure agreement before the exam and take a survey afterward.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE EXAM
Although we don’t endorse any specific exam study materials, many program directors and students use our Content Specifications (often referred to as content outlines) as a guide to help prepare for exam day. The content outline for your discipline includes all of the content areas that will be covered on your exam.
Our exam statistics provide a range of information on examination performance. Program Directors and state licensing agencies might find these statistics particularly informative.
We rely on the help of volunteers to create our exams and assessments. Learn more about how you can be involved.