Initial Requirements

Earning ARRT certification and registration is challenging, yet very achievable. It will take time and commitment—but your hard work will pay off. With an ARRT credential, you’ll have confidence that you're providing high levels of patient care. You’ll be proud of your accomplishments and the level at which you can perform. Employers and patients take note, too—your ARRT credential confirms your qualifications.  

As a student, you’re already on your way to meeting our three requirements (education, ethics, and examination) for certification and registration. Learn more about each requirement below. 



The first step toward ARRT certification and registration is education. This includes completing a discipline-related educational program, and earning an associate degree (or higher) if you graduated from your educational program after Jan.1, 2015. Learn more about our education requirements


To become a candidate for certification and registration, you must demonstrate good moral character. Learn more about our ethics requirements and how you can request a ethics review preapplication. 


After you meet the education and ethics requirements, you’ll need to pass an exam before earning ARRT credentials. Learn more about our examination requirement—as well as how ARRT creates exams, what to expect on exam day, and what happens after the exam.