Medical Imaging & Radiation Therapeutics
Certification & Licensure
Certification in radiation therapy is a voluntary process by which a peer group evaluates the the entry-level qualifications of an individual. By taking and passing a nationally administered exam in Radiation Therapy, the graduate is considered a Registered Radiation Therapist.
The organization that currently registers Radiation Therapists is
The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
Occupational licensure has traditionally been an exercise of a state's inherent power to protect the health, safety, and welfare of its citizens. The practice of medicine is considered a "state's rights" issue. Each state maintains its own regulations on medical practice, whether for a physician, nurse, pharmacist, or allied health professional.
Radiation Therapists must be licensed in some states in the United States in order to practice radiation therapy. Contact state regulatory agencies for specific state information.