The R.P.A. eligibility pathway to R.R.A. certification and registration is available to those who have earned and currently hold certification through the Certification Board for Radiology Practitioner Assistants. Candidates have until Dec. 31, 2020 to complete the requirements, including passing the ARRT examination.
R.P.A. candidates for ARRT’s R.R.A. credential must:
- Be certified as an R.P.A. by the Certification Board for Radiology Practitioner Assistants or have graduated from a radiology practitioner assistant educational program that is based in an educational institution accredited by an ARRT-approved mechanism.
- Be certified and registered with ARRT in radiography.
- Have at least one year of acceptable clinical experience in radiography, which must be completed after earning the ARRT credential in radiography. (Clinical experience may be earned concurrent to a radiologist assistant educational program, but cannot be satisfied by the program).
- Have a baccalaureate degree or graduate degree from an institution accredited by an ARRT-approved mechanism.
- Meet ARRT’s ethics requirements.
- Pass ARRT’s R.R.A. examination.
The ARRT Rules and Regulations state that candidates must establish eligibility within five years after completing an educational program (for those completing a program prior to 2013) or within three years after completing an educational program (for those completing a program after 2012). However, ARRT is waiving this requirement for those using the temporary R.P.A. eligibility pathway.
Individuals who wish to apply for R.R.A. certification and registration using the R.P.A. pathway can to to ARRT's website to learn more and download an RPA application.
For more information, call 651-687-0048, Ext. 8560