ARRT Radiography (Radiology Technician) Certification Exam

Retakes for the ARRT Radiography Exam

If you do not pass the ARRT Radiography Certification Exam on your first attempt, you have the opportunity to retake the exam. Here’s what you need to know about retaking the exam:

  1. Number of retakes: You may retake the ARRT Radiography exam up to two more times within a three-year period from your initial examination date. This means you have a total of three attempts to pass the exam within this time frame.
  2. Application for retake: To retake the exam, you must submit a new application, provide the necessary documentation, and pay the required fee. The application process for a retake is similar to the process for the initial exam.
  3. Study and preparation: Use the feedback provided on your score report to identify areas where you need to improve. Focus on these areas during your preparation for the retake. Consider using additional resources such as review courses, study groups, or practice exams to strengthen your understanding of the exam content.
  4. Waiting period: There is a 45-day waiting period between attempts to retake the ARRT Radiography exam. This waiting period provides you with time to review and improve your knowledge and skills before attempting the exam again.
  5. Impact on eligibility: If you are unable to pass the ARRT Radiography Certification Exam within the allowed three attempts or the three-year period, you will need to complete another accredited educational program in radiologic technology before becoming eligible to reapply for the exam.

Renewal of ARRT

To maintain your ARRT Radiography Certification, you must renew it every two years. The renewal process ensures that radiologic technologists stay up-to-date with advancements in the field and continue to meet the required professional standards. Here are the key aspects of the renewal process:

  1. Continuing Education (CE) Requirements: To renew your certification, you must complete 24 Continuing Education (CE) credits every two years. CE credits can be earned through various activities, such as attending workshops, participating in online courses, or attending professional conferences. The ARRT requires that CE activities be relevant to the radiologic sciences and meet the standards set by the Recognized Continuing Education Evaluation Mechanism (RCEEM) or other ARRT-approved organizations.
  2. Tracking CE credits: Keep records of your CE activities and be prepared to provide documentation if audited by the ARRT. You may use the ARRT’s online CE tracking system to log and track your completed CE credits.
  3. Renewal Application: To renew your certification, complete the ARRT’s renewal application, which is typically available online through your ARRT account. The application will ask you to confirm that you have met the CE requirements and that you continue to comply with the ARRT’s Standards of Ethics.
  4. Renewal Fee: You will need to pay a renewal fee when submitting your application. The fee amount may vary, so check the ARRT’s website for the most up-to-date information.
  5. Renewal Deadline: The renewal deadline is typically the last day of your birth month. Be sure to submit your renewal application and pay the required fee on or before the deadline to avoid a lapse in certification.
  6. Lapsed Certification: If you fail to renew your certification on time, it may lapse, and you may be required to complete additional requirements to reinstate it, such as completing a reinstatement application, paying a reinstatement fee, and meeting specific CE requirements.
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