CT (ARRT) - Computed Tomography RT
- Renews every year
- Updated certification standards January 1
By the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
Requires AART credential
Updated certification standards January 1, 2020
About This Certification
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.
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.
Obtaining this 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. And technologists must also be registered with their state when they apply for the exam.
Steps to Taking the CT-AART Exam for certification:
Complete a technologist education program in radiography, nuclear medicine, or radiation therapy.
Become licensed in your state.
Take the AART specialty exam to become certified in your setting.
Earn an ARRT® primary credential in radiography, nuclear medicine, or radiation therapy.
Complete 16 hours of specialized education in CT.
Complete and submit documentation of 125 procedures to validate your clinical experience.
When these steps are completed, CT (AART) candidates should wait for an email approval to test.
Those who do not pass the examination may retest. The re-examination fee is $200.
Renewing This Certification
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.
First discipline: $30
Renewal with additional AART certifications: $15