ARRT Certifications Time Limited to 10 Years?

Yes, this is true. Starting January 2011 ARRT certifications awarded will be time-limited to 10 years. Prior to the end of the 10-year period, the individual will be required to demonstrate continued qualifications in order to continue to hold the certification.

If you are already certified you can relax, because you are not going to be required to meet the Continued Qualifications requirements.

I am unsure how I feel about the requirements. Practicing in a State that doesn’t even mandate that you are licensed to work in the Radiography Department makes me a little jaded I suppose. I would love for all imaging professionals to be licensed as well as continue to keep up on their practice.

When I first entered the field of Radiography I was under the impression that the Continuing Education Credits was the ARRT’s way of making sure that everyone was staying up on the latest and greatest in their fields, as well as brushing up some things that get forgotten over the years.

I looked to the ARRT website for further information on what exactly their requirements would entail. The only thing I found was that they are still finalizing the details. Being an educator that tries to be proactive to any changes that may be occurring in the field I really hope they finalize the details soon.

Anyone else have an opinion on the Continued Qualifications requirements?


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7 Responses to “ARRT Certifications Time Limited to 10 Years?”

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  2. Francisco Martinez says:

    I think that a limited certification is a good thing and I’m not just saying that because I don’t have to worry about it. My class graduates in 2011 and our instructor already told us that we would be the first year to deal with the new changes. I like the idea because it forces technicians to keep up with changes in the field just like CE credits do. A good experiment to do would be to have everyone retake the certification one time just to see if they could still pass it.

  3. AllDayTravel says:

    кто бы еще пояснил блондинке понятнее))

  4. Great post! I bet you put a lot of research into it.

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