ARRT Nuclear Medicine Technology (NMT) Certification Exam
The Nuclear Medicine Technology (NMT) certification demonstrates a nuclear medicine technologist’s advanced knowledge and competence in performing nuclear medicine examinations. This certification is offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
The ARRT NMT certification exam covers three main content categories:
his section focuses on patient assessment, preparation, and management, as well as radiation safety and dose reduction techniques specific to nuclear medicine.
This section covers radiopharmaceutical preparation, quality control, and administration.
Instrumentation and Procedures
This section assesses your knowledge of various nuclear medicine procedures, including imaging and non-imaging procedures, and the use of imaging equipment.
To prepare for the NMT 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 NMT 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.
To become eligible for the ARRT NMT certification exam, candidates must meet the following criteria:
a. Hold a current ARRT registration in Radiography, Radiation Therapy, or Sonography.
b. Complete an ARRT-approved structured education program in Nuclear Medicine Technology, which covers specific content areas outlined by the ARRT.
c. Complete the required clinical experience in nuclear medicine, as specified by the ARRT. This includes performing and documenting a variety of nuclear medicine procedures.
The ARRT NMT certification exam consists of approximately 200 multiple-choice questions, with a time limit of 4 hours. The exam is administered on a computer at Pearson VUE testing centers.
To apply for the ARRT NMT 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 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 Nuclear Medication Technologist. Check with your state’s licensing board for specific requirements.