Eligibility for ARRT Certification
The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) is the credentialing organization for Radiologic Technologists. In order to become nationally certified (RT(R)) and to receive a Texas Department of State Health Services license (DSHS) Certified Medical Radiologic Technologists (CMRT) license graduates of the program must pass the national ARRT examination in Radiography. Completion of all program didactic and clinical requirements DOES NOT guarantee eligibility to take the ARRT examination. Eligibility is also dependent upon ethics review by the ARRT and a national criminal background check. Some issues, but not all, addressed by the ARRT are:
- Conviction of a crime, which includes felony, gross misdemeanor, or misdemeanor, with the only exceptions being speeding and parking violations
- Alcohol and/or drug related violations
- Military court-martials
- Violations or sanctions related to the academic honor code
For further information, please visit the following websites www.arrt.org and www.dshs.state.tx.us/mrt or speak to a program official.