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.