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New 2018 ARRT Requirements

The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) recently announced changes to the requirements post-primary certificate candidates must meet prior to registering for their certification exam. All candidates must now complete 16 hours of structured education relevant to their area of interest (see modalities listed below). Upon successful completion of this requirement, candidates must sit for their board examination(s) within a 24-month period.

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Computed Tomography
  • Cardiac-Interventional Radiography
  • Vascular-Interventional Radiography
  • Mammography
  • Bone Densitometry
Radiography Lab

What Qualifies As Structured Education?

Structured education can be in the form of either RCEEM-approved continuing education activities or ARRT-approved academic courses. At least one continuing education credit or its equivalent of structured education in each certification content category is required.

Start Preparing Now

Clarkson College is now offering ARRT-approved structured education courses in a number of the post-primary certification categories. The flexible, self-paced online study options qualify you for your post-primary certification exam and meet the new 2018 certification requirements. Review the Course Descriptions and details on How to Register.

What Is the Purpose of the New Requirements?

The rationale for creating three-credit hour courses was to meet the content specification for each post-primary certification. This way, students are not confined to one section but all sections to allow them to be more successful on their board exams.

Read a short article for additional insight about the reasoning behind the new requirements and how they will impact technologists and the RT profession at large. View the article.

Contact Us

For more information about the structured education courses, contact Ellen Collins, Clarkson College Radiography and Medical Imaging Program Director.

Ellen Collins
402.552.6140
Collins@clarksoncollege.edu

For more information about the new 2018 requirements, visit the ARRT website.

Radiologic Technology and Medical Imaging Program Director Ellen Collins

Pictured above, Ellen Collins, Director of the Clarkson College Radiography & Medical Imaging programs, demonstrates how to conduct a mammography exam for a student during clinical rotation.