News Flash for Radiologic Technologists!

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Big Changes are Big News

Blog by Lesa Mohr, BS, RT(R)(BD)(QM), AHEC Faculty

Keeping you updated on the latest changes that affect the way you maintain your license and credentials:

Homestudy  Changes

  • The required number of test questions per CE credit for homestudies has been reduced . You will find AHEC has already and is implementing these changes. (This is great)
  • You may now take the same CE homestudy over again in a subsequent biennium. This requires a new certificate, of course. Do you have a favorite? Check to see if it’s still approved and you can refresh your skills.

Advanced Level Exam Changes

  • Jan 1, 2016: You need 16 hours of structured education that pertains to the discipline prior to applying for the exam (Category A or A+)
  • Jan 1, 2018: those 16 hours must cover at least 1 hour of each major category of exam content
  • AHEC is providing these courses in live events and also through simulcast to your home or office via your computer. Register now for June, 2016 class.

News for CT Technologists

  • Joint Commission requires diagnostic CT technologist to hold advanced CT certification from ARRT or NMTCB, or hold:
    • A state license permitting CT exams & documented CT exam training
    • An ARRT registration & certification in radiography & documented CT exam training
    • An ARRT (N) or NMTCB certification & documented CT exam training
  • BY Jan 1, 2018 all CT technologists must have documented training preparing them for the advanced level exam
  • The new term is you must be “registry ready” is permeating the industry and is found in all job descriptions.

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