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.


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  refresh your knowledge, understanding, and abilities. CQR applies to:

  • All R.R.A.s
  • R.T.s who earned their credentials on or after Jan. 1, 2011. 

R.R.A.s and R.T.s who are subject to CQR will complete these requirements every 10 years. 


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:

When you complete the online professional profile, you’ll first identify the types and frequency of procedures you perform. Then you'll see how your experience compares to that of others in your discipline. 

The Structured Self-Assessment (SSA) helps 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.

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


  • You can track your CQR progress from your account dashboard
  • 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, your certification and registration will be discontinued. 


If you have questions before or during the CQR process, we’re here to help. You can find additional information by reading our CQR FAQs. If you have specific concerns, we encourage you to send us a message or call us at 651.687.0048. Choose the option for Continuing Qualifications Requirements.