The ARRT CT certification exam covers three main content categories:
This section focuses on patient assessment, preparation, and management, as well as radiation safety and dose reduction techniques.
This section covers the principles of image formation, CT equipment components, image quality, and artifacts.
This section assesses your knowledge of various CT procedures for different anatomical areas, including the head, neck, spine, chest, abdomen, pelvis, and extremities.
To become eligible for the CT certification exam, candidates must meet the following criteria:
a. Hold a current ARRT registration in Radiography, Nuclear Medicine Technology, or Radiation Therapy.
b. Complete an ARRT-approved structured education program in Computed Tomography, which covers specific content areas outlined by the ARRT.
c. Complete the required clinical experience in CT, as specified by the ARRT. This includes performing and documenting a variety of CT procedures.
To prepare for the CT Certification Exam, review the exam content specifications provided by the ARRT, utilize study materials such as textbooks, review courses, and practice exams, and consider participating in study groups or online forums.
The ARRT CT exam uses a scaled scoring system, with a passing score of 75. The actual number of correct answers needed to pass may vary slightly depending on the specific exam version.
The ARRT CT certification exam consists of approximately 165 multiple-choice questions, with a time limit of 3.5 hours. The exam is administered on a computer at Pearson VUE testing centers.
To apply for the CT certification exam, submit an application form to the ARRT, along with documentation of your structured education and clinical experience. You will also need to pay the required exam fee.
Once you obtain your CT certification, you will need to renew it every two years. This involves completing 24 Continuing Education (CE) credits related to your field and adhering to the ARRT’s Standards of Ethics.
Depending on your state’s regulations, you may need additional licensure or registration to practice as a CT technologist. Check with your state’s licensing board for specific requirements.