When all program requirements are successfully completed, the student is eligible to take the national certification examination offered by The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). The ARRT, a national credentialing organization in the radiologic sciences, was founded in 1922 and continues to maintain high standards within the profession. The ARRT establishes the criteria for testing and certification that provides our graduate technologists a goal to strive for.
Upon successful completion of the certification exam in Radiologic Technology, the graduate will earn the credentials R.T. (R). The individual’s name will be included in a directory for certified radiographers across the nation. In addition, the organization promotes lifelong learning by administering continuing education and maintains ethics requirements. The ARRT is located at 1255 Northland Drive, St. Paul, Minnesota 55120-1155; 651-687-0048; www.arrt.org.
Felony and/or Misdemeanor Convictions
The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) has strict policies concerning the eligibility of individuals who may take the national certification exam. Convictions of felonies and/or certain misdemeanors may delay or prohibit an individual from being considered registry eligible. In order to verify eligibility, a student may complete the pre-application review process offered by the ARRT prior to application in the Radiologic Technology Program. For additional information, please visit the ARRT website and select Request an Ethics Review Before You Apply or call 651-687-0048.
Students enrolled in the Radiologic Technology program may be required to submit to a criminal background check to satisfy the guidelines of the clinical affiliate. Students will be responsible for the cost of this required background check. Based on the results of the background check, clinical affiliates have the right to not allow a student to participate in educational activities at that facility. This would result in the student’s inability to complete required competencies for program completion.