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Radiologic Technologist Registry Recognizes ACICS

ACICS has received formal recognition as an acceptable institutional accreditor from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), effective January 27, 2015. (Read letter)

ACICS has demonstrated that its program of quality assurance ensures that member institutions have the capacity to produce radiologic technologist (RT) graduates worthy of ARRT professional certification and registration. Graduates of ACICS member institutions who have attained at least an associate's degree and fulfilled program requirements in radiologic technology (radiography, nuclear medicine technology, radiation therapy, sonography, or magnetic resonance imaging) are now eligible to sit for the ARRT professional certification exam and apply for professional registration, improving access to radiology employment opportunities.  

ACICS accredited institutions which offer programs in RT are not required to seek programmatic accreditation for their RT programs in order for graduates to have access to ARRT benefits. However, the Council encourages programmatic accreditation and typically defers to the standards of the programmatic accreditor when performing an accreditation review (See Section 3-1-503 of Accreditation Criteria).

In addition, some states may require programmatic accreditation for the professional RT program in order for the graduate to be eligible to sit for the licensure exam in that state.

ARRT is the world's largest credentialing organization that seeks to ensure high quality patient care in medical imaging, interventional procedures, and radiation therapy.  The organization tests and certifies technologists in 17 disciplines.  For more information see https://www.arrt.org.