VOLUNTEER TO BUILD EXAMS AND ASSESSMENTS
At any time, more than 100 Registered Technologists are serving on ARRT committees or working independently on ARRT projects. We’re always looking for additional volunteers from the profession to help develop our exams and assessments.
As a volunteer, you’ll make an important contribution to your profession and learn firsthand how ARRT serves the medical community. Volunteering is an excellent way to develop professionally and add a respected activity to your resume.
You can volunteer:
- As an item writer: You’ll attend a workshop at ARRT headquarters to learn how to create questions (or items) for our exams. As a bonus, you’ll receive CE credits for workshop attendance and payment for questions you submit as an item writer after the training.
- On an Examination Committee: As a committee member, you’ll attend meetings at ARRT headquarters to help review newly created exam content.
- On a Practice Analysis Advisory Committee: You’ll help create large-scale surveys designed to capture the tasks that Registered Technologists are performing around the country. You’ll also help analyze the results of the survey and make suggestions for our examination content specifications and clinical requirements.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
CAN I VOLUNTEER IF I AM NEW TO THE PROFESSION?
Yes. Consultants from all disciplines and with all levels of experience can make an important contribution. ARRT strives to strike a balance in selecting volunteers from various geographic regions, practice settings, levels of experience, and types of positions (e.g., staff technologist, educator, administrator).
DOES IT COST ANYTHING TO VOLUNTEER?
No. We reimburse consultants for expenses. You’ll also receive a modest honorarium for attending committee meetings.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I SUBMIT MY APPLICATION TO VOLUNTEER?
After ARRT receives your application materials, we’ll mail you a letter acknowledging your submission.
The next step depends on the information you provide on your Activity Preference Form. Whether you indicate an interest in writing items or joining an examination, special projects or practice analysis committee, we’ll add your name and information to our consultant database. We’ll contact you if a position opens that matches your discipline, experience, geographic location, and type of facility.
HOW TO APPLY FOR A VOLUNTEER POSITION
Attn: Psychometric Services
1255 Northland Drive
St. Paul, MN 55120