MAKE A PROFESSIONAL IMPRESSION—LIST YOUR CREDENTIALS PROPERLY
You already know you can make a great impression by smiling at a new patient.
You can make an equally good impression by using your credentials properly—on your resume, business card, online profiles, and any other places in which you use them.
When you select the appropriate abbreviations, punctuation, and spacing, you show that you’ve gained the right to call yourself a Registered Technologist. Using the proper format is also an easy way to show pride in your profession and avoid confusion among our health-care partners.
HOW TO LIST YOUR CREDENTIALS
When using ARRT credentials in conjunction with your name, keep these things in mind:
- After your full name, include a comma and the initials R.T. Don’t forget the periods.
- Then include, in parentheses, the abbreviation for the discipline(s) in which you hold ARRT credentials.
- Most people list their credentials in the order in which they earned them. Registered Radiologist Assistants (R.R.A.s), however, should list that credential first.
- Complete your credentials by placing ARRT in parentheses. Doing so avoids confusion with certification from any other source.
- Don’t add spaces anywhere in the string of letters that appear in parentheses.
FOLLOW THESE EXAMPLES
If you’re certified and registered with ARRT in Radiography, your credential string should read:
Pat Smith, R.T.(R)(ARRT)
If you’re certified and registered in multiple disciplines, list them like this (in the order you earned them):
Pat Smith, R.T.(R)(CT)(MR)(ARRT)
And if you’re an R.R.A., put that credential first. Then add any other ARRT credentials:
Pat Smith, R.R.A., R.T.(R)(ARRT)
Don’t use periods or extra spaces anywhere in the credential string except with R.T. and R.R.A. That’s all there is to it!