CONTINUING QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS (CQR)

Today more than ever, patients demand high quality care and accountability from their health care providers—so it’s important for medical professionals to routinely assess their knowledge and skills. By doing so, they become better prepared to meet changing standards. That’s why many credentialing organizations, including ARRT, have created long-term requirements (sometimes called time-limited certification) for maintaining credentials.

IMPROVE YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Our process is called Continuing Qualifications Requirements (CQR). CQR helps you identify gaps in your knowledge and skills that could cause you to fall behind today’s entry-level qualifications. It then helps you develop a plan for refreshing your understanding and abilities. CQR applies to all R.R.A.s and to R.T.s who earned their credentials on or after Jan. 1, 2011. These R.T.s must complete ARRT’s CQR every 10 years. 

CQR TIMING AND PROCESS

You’ll have three years to complete the CQR process. We’ll notify you through your online account when your compliance window opens. You’ll then access our online CQR tool, which will guide you through these three steps:

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

You'll complete the professional profile online. First, you’ll identify the types of procedures you perform and how often you perform them. You’ll then see how your experience compares to that of others in your discipline. Learn more. 

Professional Profile

STRUCTURED SELF-ASSESSMENT (SSA)

The SSA isn’t a test—and you can’t fail. It simply helps you identify any gaps in knowledge related to your credential. You’ll have options for taking your SSA at a test center or online at home. Learn more below. 

CQR SSA

PRESCRIBED CE

If your SSA reveals any gaps, we’ll prescribe specific Continuing Education (CE) activities for you to complete. Those prescribed CE activities can also count toward your biennium CE requirements. Learn more about prescribed CE below.

Prescribed CE

You can track progress from your personal dashboard, located in your online account and in the CQR tool. We recommend you begin the CQR process as early as you can during your three-year window. If you wait until the latter part of your compliance period, you might not have enough time to complete and report your prescribed CE. If any portion of your CQR is incomplete, we’ll discontinue your certification and registration. 

QUESTIONS?

If you have questions before or during the CQR process, we’re here to help. You can find additional information by reading our CQR FAQ page. If you have specific concerns, we encourage you to <a href="#" onclick="javascript:ShowMessageUsModal();">message us</a> or call us at 651.687.0048, ext. 8540.