YOUR CQR STRUCTURED SELF-ASSESSMENT (SSA)
After you complete your professional profile, our online CQR tool will give you detailed information about scheduling and completing your Structured Self-Assessment (SSA), the next step in the CQR process.
Before you reach that point, you should understand what exactly an SSA is—and what purpose it serves.
WHAT IS THE SSA?
Patient care techniques and technologies continue to change. Since your initial certification and registration, the entry level requirements in your discipline have changed. The SSA lets you compare your knowledge and skills to those who are earning the credential today—so you can be confident that your knowledge is up to date.
Because the SSA is an assessment, not an exam, you can’t fail it. Even so, you might want to review the current Content Specifications for the discipline in which you’re taking the SSA. The questions on your assessment will cover information in the Content Specifications.
TAKING THE ASSESSMENT
You’ll schedule an appointment to complete your SSA, either at a test center or remotely (usually at home or work). Taking the SSA is free of charge, unless you miss your appointment without rescheduling. In that case, you’ll incur a $100 cancellation fee from ARRT and any fee the assessment administration company charges.
During the assessment, you’ll receive questions relating to your discipline. The number of questions and length of time the exam takes will vary, depending on the discipline.
AFTER THE ASSESSMENT
Within two weeks of completing the SSA, you can log in to the CQR tool through your online account and view your assessment results. If your SSA identified areas for additional learning, your results page will show your required CE prescription.