If you’re using our primary pathway to seek a credential—and you didn’t earn a previous ARRT credential before Jan.1, 2015—you must earn an associate (or more advanced) degree to be eligible to apply for ARRT certification and registration. Your degree must come from an institution accredited by an agency that ARRT recognizes.

If you’re seeking additional credentials using the postprimary pathway, the degree requirement doesn’t apply to you.

The general education courses required for an academic degree provide a foundation that supports the evolving role of the technologist and the lifelong learning abilities necessary to address continuing technological changes. The quantitative skills, communication skills, and understanding of human behavior that you’ll acquire through general education classes will help you shape and advance the Registered Technologist’s role in health care.

Your degree doesn’t have to be in the radiologic sciences. You may earn it before you enter your educational program or after you graduate from the program. You must, however, earn the degree before you take an ARRT exam.