CT (ARRT) - Computed Tomography RT

  • $250
  • Renews annually

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About

The Computed Tomorgraph (CT) certification is granted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

As a prerequisite to become ARRT certified ad registered in CT, candidates must hold ARRT credentials in an appropriate corresponding supporting discipline. Therefore, they must already hold certification in Radiography (R), Nuclear Medicine Technology (N), or Radiation Therapy (T). In some cases, applicants may earn their supporting credential through another organization.

Certified Computed Tomographers (CTs) work in imaging centers and hospitals to scan body parts. Scanned images help physicians assess and diagnose acute conditions or diseases. CT professionals balance image quality with radiation dose and help relax and educate anxious patients.

Costs

  • Certification: $225

  • If using NMTCB as a supporting category: $450

  • Reapplication fee: $200

Course Format

Test Format

There are 165 graded questions based on these general categories:

  • Patient Care (22 questions)

  • Safety (20 questions)

  • Image Production (55 questions)

  • Imaging Procedures (68 questions)

All ARRT board exams are computer-based. A tutorial at the start of the CT (AART) exam helps test-takers familiarize themselves with the question formats and testing process. 

Certification

To earn CT certification, candidates must follow the ARRT Standards of Ethics, meet education and experience requirements, and successfully pass a computerized exam. A prerequisite certification in Radiography, Nuclear Medicine Technology, or Radiation therapy is required to become certified in CT. Technologists must also be registered with their state when they apply for the exam.

Steps to taking the CT-AART Exam for certification:

  1. Complete a technologist education program in radiography, nuclear medicine, or radiation therapy.

  2. Become licensed in your state. 

  3. Take the AART specialty exam to become certified in your setting. 

  4. Earn an ARRT primary credential in radiography, nuclear medicine, or radiation therapy.

  5. Complete 16 hours of specialized education in CT.

  6. Complete and submit documentation of 125 procedures to validate your clinical experience.

When these steps are completed, CT (AART) candidates must wait for an email approval to test.

Results

Those who don't pass the exam may retest. The re-examination fee is $200.

Renewal

ARRT requires renewal annually. Renewal costs $30 for your first discipline and $15 for any additional disciplines. Renewal is completed online.

Must complete the Continuing Qualifications Requirements (CQRs) within three years of certification. It identifies gaps in learning and creates a long-term educational plan. CEs are required every two years.

Renewal Fees

  • First discipline: $30

  • Renewal with additional AART certifications: $15

  • Renewing without a supporting category (NMTCB): first post-primary discipline $45 and additional disciplines $15

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Related Certifications

The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) also offers the following:

  • Bone Densitometry RT (BD)

  • Breast Sonography RT (BS)

  • Cardiac-Interventional Radiography RT (CI)

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging RT (MR)

  • Mammography RT (M)

  • Vascular-Interventional Radiography RT (VI)

  • Vascular Sonography RT (VS)

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Frequently asked questions

What are some certifications I can pursue after obtaining ARRT Computed Tomography RT (CT) certification?

You can pursue Nuclear Medicine Technology RT (N-ARRT), Radiography RT (R-ARRT) or Radiation Therapy RT (T-ARRT), among others.

Can I earn a ARRT Computed Tomography RT (CT) online?

No you can't earn a ARRT Computed Tomography RT (CT) online.

What organization offers the Computed Tomography RT (CT)?

The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) offers the Computed Tomography RT (CT).

What other certifications does the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) offer besides the Computed Tomography RT (CT)?

The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) also offers the following:

  • Bone Densitometry RT (BD)

  • Breast Sonography RT (BS)

  • Cardiac-Interventional Radiography RT (CI)

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging RT (MR)

  • Mammography RT (M)

  • Vascular-Interventional Radiography RT (VI)

  • Vascular Sonography RT (VS)

Is the ARRT Computed Tomography RT (CT) exam hard?

The ARRT Computed Tomography RT (CT) exam can be difficult for those not properly prepared. One of the biggest challenges when studying for the exam is trying to anticipate what will be on the test. Focus on the material ARRT includes in its major content categories covered on the Computed Tomography exam. Don't underestimate the exam's difficulty, put in some study time but don't be intimidated, and you should do fine.

How often do I need to renew my ARRT Computed Tomography RT (CT) certification?

You must renew your ARRT Computed Tomography RT (CT) certification annually.

What is the passing score for the ARRT Computed Tomography RT (CT) exam?

The ARRT Computed Tomography RT (CT) exam is scored on a scale that ranges from 1 to 99. You need a total score of 75 to pass the exam but this isn't a percentage. The number of correct answers necessary to earn a scaled score of 75 varies based on the difficulty of the exam version you take.

What qualifies as a Continuing Education (CE) activity for the ARRT Computed Tomography RT (CT)?

A range of activities qualifies as a Continuing Education (CE) activity for the ARRT Computed Tomography RT (CT). They include facility training, academic courses through an accredited college or university and advanced CPR certification, like PALS or ACLS.