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  • ASRT Retired Membership

    If you no longer practice medical imaging or radiation therapy, you may qualify as a retired member. Review the definition of terms below to verify your eligibility

    If you qualify for Retired Member Status:

    Within a few days of emailing your form, a Member Services Specialist will contact you to complete the process. Call Member Services at 800-444-2778 with any questions.


    Definition of Terms

    Year of Birth 
    Full (Normal) Retirement Age
    1937 or earlier
    65 and 2 months
    65 and 4 months
    65 and 6 months
    65 and 8 months
    65 and 10 months
    66 and 2 months
    66 and 4 months
    66 and 6 months
    66 and 8 months
    66 and 10 months
    1960 and later


    You no longer practice medical imaging or radiation therapy and, for the foreseeable future (a time period to extend no less than one year), you will not be compensated by any business or individual for performing any services related to the delivery of diagnostic or therapeutic ionizing or nonionizing radiation. By all commonly understood definitions of the term, you are retired from practicing as an R.T. and do not qualify for membership within the ASRT as an Active member.


    You have a severe medical impairment (physical or mental) that is expected to prevent you from doing substantial work for a year or more, or have a condition that is expected to result in death.1

    Social Security Administration Requirements for Retirement 2

    Full retirement age was 65 for many years. However, beginning with the year 2000, the retirement age increases gradually from age 65 until it reaches age 67 in the year 2022:


    With regard to medical imaging and radiation therapy, practice is defined as the following: Individuals practicing in medical imaging and radiation therapy shall maintain primary certification by an ASRT-recognized organization or hold an unrestricted state license in medical imaging or radiation therapy, and be employed in one or more of the following activities:

    1. Administering ionizing or nonionizing radiation for diagnostic imaging or treatment
    2. Planning for the use of ionizing or nonionizing radiation for diagnostic imaging or treatment
    3. Managing individuals administering ionizing or nonionizing radiation
    4. Educating or otherwise preparing individuals or institutions to administer ionizing or nonionizing radiation
    5. Conducting research or providing support, administrative or consultative services to facilities, organizations or individuals that administer ionizing or nonionizing radiation. ASRT members employed for these services, either as individuals or through a business, must provide documentation from a client that describes the services being rendered