ETHICS Questions On The Application

When applying for certification and registration, you must answer the following ethics-related questions on your application form. 

Have you ever been convicted in court of a misdemeanor or felony (including conviction of a similar offense in a military court martial)?

You must report:

  • Any charges and convictions, including those that were stayed, withheld, deferred, set aside, or suspended
  • Any plea of guilty, Alford plea, or plea of no contest (nolo contendere)
  • Court supervision, probation or pretrial diversion

You don’t need to report:

  • Juvenile convictions that were processed in juvenile court
  • Traffic citations that didn’t involve drugs or alcohol
  • Offenses that were previously reported to and formally cleared by ARRT

If you answer yes to this question, you must provide a written explanation of the events and copies of all documentation relevant to the matter.

Has a regulatory authority or certification board—other than ARRT—ever:

  • denied, revoked, or suspended your professional license, permit, registration, or certification; or 
  • placed you on probation (excluding ARRT Continuing Education probation), under consent agreement, or under consent order; or
  • allowed voluntary surrender of your professional license, permit, registration, or certification; or
  • subjected you to any conditions or disciplinary actions by such an organization?

Answer “no” if:  you have no offenses, your only offense is ARRT Continuing Education (CE) probation, or your offense was previously reported and formally cleared by ARRT.  If you answer “yes,” you must provide a written explanation of the events and copies of all documentation relevant to the matter.  

Have you ever been suspended, dismissed, or expelled from an educational program that you attended to meet ARRT certification and registration requirements?

Answer “no” for offenses previously reported and formally cleared by ARRT. If you answer “yes,” provide all necessary documentation relevant to the matter, along with a detailed explanation of the events that occurred. In conjunction with this application question, you must also waive confidentiality of your education records so ARRT can communicate freely and openly with your educational program director.  


If you’re not sure whether a potential violation is pertinent, contact our Ethics Requirements Department at 651.687.0048, ext. 8580. Remember, not reporting an ethics violation is itself a violation.