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Annual Renewal of Certification and Registration

R.T.s must annually renew certification and registration in order to remain qualified to use the R.T. designation.

Renewal Timing

Upon initial certification and registration, individuals are certified and registered through the end of their next birth month (except when that period is less than two months, in which case certification and registration continues through the birth month of the following year).

The annual renewal deadline is 12 midnight at the end of the last day of the R.T.'s birth month.

General Eligibility Requirements

Successful renewal of certification and registration requires that the individual has been and remains in compliance with the ARRT Rules and Regulations and ARRT Standards of Ethics and that they have fulfilled their CE responsibilities as defined in the Continuing Education Requirements.

Renewing a post-primary discipline certification and registration requires the applicant to maintain certification and registration in at least one of the supporting categories required to establish eligibility for initial certification and registration. View the overall supporting-category structure.

Biennial Continuing Education (CE) Reporting

CE reporting is a mandatory requirement for renewal of certification and registration every two years. A registrant's two-year CE reporting period, or biennium, begins on the first day of the birth month and extends for two years to the end of the month before the birth month. All CE credits to be reported must be completed between these dates, so credits earned in one biennium cannot be carried forward into the next biennium. Learn more about CE reporting procedures.

Continuing Qualifications Requirements (CQR) Reporting for Time-Limited Certifications and Registrations (Earned 1/1/11 and Beyond)

Certifications and registrations earned January 1, 2011, and beyond are time-limited to 10 years. Individuals renewing certification and registration at that time must have fulfilled Continuing Qualifications Requirements in addition to biennial CE requirements. Certifications and registrations earned prior to January 1, 2011, are exempt. Click for more information on the CQR.

Renewal Options

ARRT offers two renewal options (online or paper), but renewal of certification and registration by the end of the birth month is ultimately the R.T.'s responsibility.

Online: Renewing online is fast and easy. If you opt in to receive renewal notifications electronically, ARRT will send an email renewal notice to you two months before your birth month. Even if you didn't opt in, you will be able to renew online and pay by credit card. Your online renewal will be reflected on this website within two to three business days. Allow two weeks to receive your new credential card and seal(s) via the U.S. Postal Service (USPS).

Mail: R.T.s who prefer to renew via mail will be sent a paper Application for Renewal of Certification and Registration form one month before their birth month; the form must be completed and returned with check or money order payment. ARRT will also send a reminder postcard to those who have not renewed by the middle of their birth month. Postal mail renewals may take up to three weeks to process.

In either case, renewal must be completed online or postmarked by the USPS by 12 midnight at the end of the last day of the R.T.'s birth month.

Go to My ARRT Info to manage your renewal options.

Annual Fees

Fees for renewing certification and registration are $25 for the first discipline and $15 each for any additional disciplines in which the individual is certified and registered. If an individual is renewing a post-primary discipline without an ARRT-supporting category (i.e., NMTCB, ARDMS), the cost is $40 for one discipline and $15 each for any additional disciplines.

Certification and Registration FAQs

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