Sunday, July 12, 2015
New Continuing Qualification Requirement (CQR)
Are you prepared to meet the new CQR directive to maintain your certification? The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) has been working with multiple constituents in the profession to develop a pathway for continued education. Certification is now time limited to 10 years. Recertification will require the completion of the new CQR process.
The first CQR deadline is set for 2021. However, this will impact those who earned their certification in 2011 (effective January 1, 2011) and subsequent years. According to the ARRT website, the compliance phase will begin in 2018, which allows three years to complete the professional profile, the self-assessment section and targeted continuing education component by 2021. The professional profile is a reflective exercise that compares clinical experiences to others in the discipline. Next, you must complete the structured self-assessment process, which is a learning tool designed to evaluate knowledge and skills on the qualifications that are expected of those who are certified. From this, a report will be generated with the results of the assessment and whether or not standards have been met. If standards have not been met, the ARRT will identify the necessary components that will be required for completion in order to be recertified. Please visit www.arrt.org/registration/CQR for additional information.
Submitted by Brenda Rice, Program Manager, Radiologic Science Administration
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