Recognized Continuing Education Evaluation Mechanism
The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
TSRT was previously a RCEEM of ARRT via ASRT CE Evaluation – Recognized Continuing Education Evaluation Mechanism, or RCEEM under the Texas Department of State Health Services.
The TSRT, an affiliate of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT), is the organization dedicated to the Radiologic Science professional, reflecting the concerns and spirit of thousands of Texas Imaging technologists and students.
To become a RCEEM, an organization must document that it meets criteria established by ARRT. RCEEMs review and evaluate proposed continuing education activities to assure that they meet the ARRT definition of continuing education. An activity approved by a RCEEM will be awarded Category A credit.
AIUM may now review and approve continuing education activities as Category A for Registered Technologists. An R.T. may satisfy ARRT’s CE requirements by earning 24 credits during his or her biennium, at least 12 of which must qualify as Category A.
ARRT’s CE requirements are detailed in the Continuing Education Requirements for Renewal of Registration document, which can be found online at www.arrt.org under “Education/CE.”
Nine organizations are recognized by ARRT as RCEEMs. They are:
- American College of Radiology (ACR)
- American Healthcare Radiology Administrators (AHRA)
- American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT)
- Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT)
- Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
- Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS)
- Society of Nuclear Medicine Technologist Section (SNMTS)
- Society for Vascular Ultrasound (SVU)
- ARRT’s CE requirements note that continuing education “provides a mechanism for technologists to fulfill their responsibility to maintain competence and prevent obsolescence. Participation in continuing education demonstrates accountability to peers, physicians, health care facilities, and the public.”
- The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists promotes high standards of patient care by recognizing qualified individuals in medical imaging, interventional procedures and radiation therapy. Headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, ARRT tests, certifies and annually registers more than 235,000 radiologic technologists across the United States.