Licensure and Certification
The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) provides practice standards, scope of practice, and a curriculum model for the academic preparation of RAs. Graduates of the program are eligible to apply for the national RA credentialing examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), as the program is officially recognized by the ARRT. The program is offered through the Division of Radiologic Imaging Sciences in the Department of Imaging and Radiation Sciences.
Students are advised that credentialing requirements for RAs may vary by location and with time. Some states, for example, may require that RAs be registered by the ARRT, licensed in accordance with state regulations, and/or granted practice privileges in writing at each facility for specific procedures to be performed. Accordingly, successful completion of the UAMS RA program does not in itself assure compliance with specific state practice requirements.