FAQ

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)


FAQ

Are your CE courses recognized and accepted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT®)?

  • All of our courses have been approved by ASRT or CAMRT, and are therefore recognized by the ARRT®.

How many CE credits does a radiologic technologist need in order to meet ARRT® and state requirements?

  • Each radiologic technologist must earn 24 category “A” CE credits every two years (biennium). Your biennium is assigned by the ARRT®, and is linked to your birth month and the year you become registered. You must submit your 24 CE credits within the three months prior to your birth month. For example: If you were born in July, you must submit your credits every two years between April-June to be within your submission window. For more information please refer to the ARRT® CE requirements. Read More
  • Limited radiographer's license or certification is issued through your individual state regulatory agency. Refer to your state's requirement for additional information. Read More
  • Sonographers holding certification or registration in Sonography by the ARRT® are required to complete a minimum of 16 sonography-specific CE credits as part of the required 24 CE biennial credits. R.R.A.s must complete 50 A+ CE credits within a biennium. Refer to the ARRT® continuing education requirements for more information. Read More
  • The FDA MQSA requires radiologic technologist who perform mammographies to have completed a minimum of 15 continuing education units in mammography during the 36-month period that precedes the MQSA annual facilities inspection. At least 6 of the continuing education units required must be related to each mammography modality used by the technologist.

What happens if I miss the submission of my CE deadline?

  • If you miss your submission window, the ARRT® will put you on CE probation. You will have to pay an additional fee and submit your CE for approval within six months.

Can I take the same CE course more than once?

  • During the same CE cycle, ARRT® will not accept credits for repeated courses. However, the ARRT® will allow you to retake the same course in your next cycle and submit a new certificate that reflects the correct biennium period. To help you check your purchased courses, we advise you to login to your Medical Professionals account and visit the "My Orders" page.

Do I have to choose courses specific to my current specialty or scope of work?

  • The ARRT® recommends radiologic technologists choose courses within their current area of practice, but this is not mandatory. Those holding certification or registration in sonography by the ARRT® are required to complete a minimum of 16 sonography-specific CE credits as part of the required 24 CE biennial credits. R.R.A.s must complete 50 A+ CE credits within a biennium. Refer to the ARRT® Continuing Education requirements for more information. Read More
  • The FDA MQSA requires radiologic technologist who perform mammographies to have completed a minimum of 15 continuing education units in mammography during the 36-months period that precedes the MQSA annual facilities inspection. At least 6 of the continuing education units required must be related to each mammography modality used by the technologist.

What is Structured Education? And how many credits do I need?

  • Structured Education is a vital component of ARRT certification and registration using the postprimary pathway. Its purpose is to help you master the discipline-specific knowledge you'll need to obtain your ARRT credential. When pursuing an ARRT credential using the postprimary pathway, you must complete 16 hours of ARRT Structured Education that reflect the Examination Content Specifications for the discipline you're pursuing, and include at least one credit from each of the document's major content categories.
  • As per the ARRT®, you'll need to complete your ARRT Structured Education requirements within the 24 months prior to submitting your postprimary application. After you finish each activity, you'll log in to your ARRT® account and use the postprimary tool to document your Structured Education. You can also use your ARRT Structured Education activities to help fulfill your CE requirements.
  • For more information, please visit the ARRT® website. https://www.arrt.org/

What are Continuing Qualification Requirements (CQR)? How many credits do I need? And where can I get them?

  • Continuing Qualifications Requirements (CQR) is a process implemented by ARRT to help you assess and improve your knowledge and refresh your understanding of areas in which you might not currently practice.
  • As outlined by the ARRT®, you'll complete CQR once every 10 years for each ARRT® credential you've earned since 2011. If you're a Registered Radiologist Assistant, you'll fulfill CQR for that discipline, too, regardless of when you earned your credential. The ARRT® will notify you when your compliance window opens, and then you'll have three years to finish the process. At that point, you'll work through CQR in three easy steps.
    • Professional Profile: You'll identify the types of procedures you perform and how often you perform them. You'll then see how your experience compares to that of others in your discipline.
    • Structured Self-Assessment: The Structured Self-Assessment (SSA) will simply help you identify any gaps in knowledge related to your credentials. You'll have options for taking your SSA at a Pearson VUE professional center or online at home with a remote proctor monitoring you through a webcam.
    • Prescribed CE: If your SSA reveals any areas for learning opportunities the ARRT® will prescribe specific Continuing Education activities for you to complete. In most cases, those prescribed CE activities will also count towards your biennium CE requirements.
  • For more information please visit the ARRT® website. https://www.arrt.org/
  • Please note that all our accredited courses may be used to fulfill your Continuing Qualifications Requirements (CQR).

What is the difference between Category A and A+ CE credits?

  • Category A+ credits are required only for Registered Radiology Assistants (R.R.A.®). If you are a radiologic technologist, you can take either Category A+ CE credits or Category A CE credits.

What Digital Radiography course topics are accepted by California?

  • Digital Radiography courses include Computed Radiography and Digital Radiography topics. Please note that Computed Tomography (CT) and fluoroscopy courses can also be used to fulfill the Digital Radiography requirements.

Can Limited RTs use your courses?

  • Yes. Our credits are ARRT® credits so they are acceptable for Limited RT's.

I'm a Registered Radiologist Assistant (R.R.A.). Can I purchase Medical Professionals' Category A credit courses to earn CE credits?

  • Yes. Because all of our courses are ASRT or CAMRT approved for Category A credits, R.R.A.'s can earn credits with Medical Professionals' courses.

How do I get my CE accreditation and course acceptance?

  • Our CE e-learning courses are approved by the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) or by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) and guaranteed to be accepted by:
    • The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT®).
    • The Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB).
    • The following states within USA for all licensed radiologic technologists: Florida, Texas, California, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Kentucky, and Oregon.
    • The Canadian territories for all licensed radiologic technologists.
    • All of our MRI CE e-learning courses are accepted by the American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists (ARMRIT).
  • *It is the responsibility of each imaging professional to ensure that CE course topics satisfy any specific requirements that may exist for the individual state(s) in which they practice.

How many attempts do I have to pass the post-test and receive my CE certificate?

  • As per the accreditation rules, you are entitled to 3 attempts to pass the post-test for each CE course. The passing score is 75%. But we are confident that you will pass it the first time! Our post-tests are well-constructed and directly related to the content with the intent of ensuring an effective learning journey. It is a useful and common practice to write down your answers on the side as you go through the first attempt which will help you know which questions you answered correctly and which ones you missed. This is good learning practice to help you better acquire the course content and to facilitate your second attempt in case you need it.

What if I don't pass the post-test?

  • No need to worry. Medical Professionals is committed to 100% customer satisfaction! We want you to feel comfortable and confident when purchasing our accredited ARRT CE courses. That is why we offer an easy, hassle-free 30-day return policy. If you are not entirely satisfied with your purchase of the accredited course(s) and you have neither passed course quizzes nor been issued a course certificate, you may return your purchase for a full refund within 30 days of the date of purchase.

Do I have to go through the full course before I can access the post-test and earn my CE credits?

  • Once you have purchased your course, you are eligible to access any of its modules or the post-test directly without any pre-requisites. The CE certificate can be issued immediately after you pass the post-test (75% passing score), regardless of how many modules you completed or how much time you spent on the course.

How long do I have to complete a CE credit course after I purchase it?

  • You have six months from the date of purchase to complete your course. A course is completed once you have passed the post-test.

Are Medical Professionals courses approved for my state's Continuing Education requirements?

  • Many states that have CE requirements accept ASRT-approved and CAMRT-approved courses. Our courses have been approved by the ASRT or CAMRT for Category A CE credit. If you are unsure whether your state will accept our courses, please contact your state licensing department.

I work in California. Will Medical Professionals courses satisfy my CE requirements?

  • All Medical Professionals courses satisfy California CE requirements. Simply use the ASRT or CAMRT reference number found on your course completion certificate when reporting your CE activity.

How do I access my course(s)?

  • Log in with your username and password on www.medical-professionals.com. Once logged in, click on "My Courses" under "My Account" and you will be able to access your assigned active course(s).
  • If for some reason you did not assign a course you purchased to your curriculum on our learning management system (LMS), simply click on "My Orders" under "My Account" in the main menu. Then click on "View" next to your order. When the detailed order page appears, just click on "Assign Course," and you’re done. Your course will be assigned to your curriculum and you will be redirected to the LMS where you can access all of your active courses.

Does your website process online orders through a secure payment gateway?

  • Medical Professionals uses 2Checkout as our trusted payment gateway provider. 2Checkout Inc. value the privacy and security of your information. 2Checkout protects your information using a combination of technical and physical safeguards and employee policies and procedures. 2Checkout uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software to encrypt your information and protect it during transmission.
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Can I log out before finishing a course and then resume where I left off? Will my progress be saved?

  • Yes, whenever you log in again, the course will resume from where you left off last time. However, once you start the post-test – it is highly recommended that you complete it in a single sitting.

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What is Medical Professionals' refund policy?

  • Medical Professionals is committed to 100% customer satisfaction! We want you to feel comfortable and confident when purchasing our accredited courses. That is why we offer an easy, hassle-free 30-day return policy. If you are not entirely satisfied with your purchase of our accredited CE courses, and you have neither passed course quizzes nor been issued a course certificate, you may return your purchase for a full refund within 30 days of the date of purchase.