Would you rather receive care from someone who passed the ARRT exam by cheating or from someone who carefully studied everything needed to provide safe, high quality care as a radiologic technologist?
To protect the legitimacy of ARRT’s credentials, we have strict security regulations. They prohibit you from cheating on your exam or taking action that would help another candidate cheat. If you violate the regulations, you could face legal action and/or risk having your credential revoked.
We take exam security seriously because, ultimately, our exams affect public health.
NO DISCUSSING THE CONTENT OF ARRT EXAMS
ARRT exams are copyrighted and protected by federal copyright law. Our exams are also protected by the Minnesota Exam Subversion Law, which makes it illegal to undermine or subvert the integrity of an exam. Because ARRT is headquartered in Minnesota, all of our exams are protected under that law. Regardless of where you live, you’ll be breaking state and/or federal law if you:
- Disclose or receive information using language that is substantially similar to questions and/or answer options on ARRT exams or assessments
- Reconstruct, copy, or transmit any part of exam or assessment materials
- Use, sell, buy, offer to buy, or distribute any part of our exam or assessment materials
- Impersonate a candidate, communicate with others during the exam or assessment, copy someone else’s answers, or permit copying of your answers
At the test site, all candidates must sign a nondisclosure agreement in which they agree not to divulge contents of the exam to anyone. Remember, this isn’t just a rule—it’s a law. Before you take the test, review your handbook and the ARRT Standards of Ethics for more about exam security.
Learn More: Exam security potential disclosure scenarios
DON’T RISK LEGAL ACTION FOR VIOLATING EXAM SECURITY
To eliminate opportunities for cheating, ARRT aggressively enforces exam security rules. If an exam is compromised, ARRT retires the exam’s questions. We’ll pursue legal action and ethics investigations against any involved candidates, R.T.s., or other individuals.
Here’s just one example of an ARRT legal victory after a breach in exam security. We obtained a final judgment and permanent injunction against, and received $87,000 in damages from, Diane Bennett. The court also awarded ARRT $300,000 in monetary damages from Bennett’s company, Limited X-Ray Licensure Course Providers, L.L.C. The charges surrounded the defendant’s use of ARRT’s copyrighted exam material. She asked candidates to disclose ARRT’s exam questions, then provided those questions to customers who purchased her exam preparation course.
REPORT EXAM SECURITY CONCERNS
If you know of an exam security breach, alert ARRT by filing a report. You may identify yourself (helpful if ARRT needs clarification) or submit the information anonymously. Be as detailed as possible in your report, noting things such as the location of the incident and the date, time, and people involved.
SUBMIT A REPORT ONLINE
Use this method if you're willing to identify yourself to ARRT.Report Security Breach
SUBMIT A REPORT BY MAIL
Use this method if you don't want to reveal your identity to ARRT.
Attn. Exam Security
1255 Northland Dr.
St. Paul, MN 55120