The certification exam is offered three (3) times a year. Exam sittings are scheduled in January, May and September.
The next available exam sitting is January 19-20, 2017. The exam will be available at test centres across Canada. It is a 4-hour, 185-question exam.
The January exam will be delivered as a computer-based test. The exam registration deadline is October 14, 2016. On October 17, all candidates registered for the January exam will receive e-mail instructions for test centre selection and payment of test centre fee of $145.32 plus applicable taxes. Please ensure email@example.com is on your safe e-mail list.
Important: due to the transition to computer-based testing, registration is not yet open for the May 2017 and September 2017 exams. Registration for these exams will be available immediately after the delivery of the January 2017 exam – please watch this page for updates. Starting with the May 2017 exam, the certification exam fee will be $840; this includes access to a 100-item practice exam.
If you are a student member with CAMRT, you already have a user account set up for you. Retrieve your CAMRT ID and password before registering online.
If you are not a CAMRT member and have never registered for a CAMRT certification exam or a CAMRT continuing professional development course, you will need to click here to create a new account before registering to write the exam.
Please log in and complete the online application form, which is due approximately 3 months before the exam. Completed applications and fees for the certification exams must be received at CAMRT by the application deadline noted in the chart below. All applicable fees must accompany the application. Late or incomplete applications will not be processed.
Once payment is processed, you will receive an e-mail confirming registration for exam.
|Exam sitting||Application deadline||Certification exam fee||Test centre fee|
|January 19-20, 2017||October 14, 2016||$800||$143.52 + tax|
|May 18-19, 2017||February 24, 2017||$840 – includes access to practice exam||$143.52 + tax|
|September 14-15, 2017||June 16, 2017||$840 – includes access to practice exam||$143.52 + tax|
All fees are in Canadian dollars (CAD) and are subject to change without notice.
Once payment is processed, candidates receive an e-mail confirmation of exam registration.
The CAMRT accepts comments regarding the exam for a period of two (2) weeks following the date of the exam. Please forward your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
If a disability or impairment limits major life activities, a request for special needs accommodation must be submitted in writing to the CAMRT. The request must be submitted at least 90 days before the exam date. This applies for both first write and any re-writes of the exam. All requests will be handled on a confidential and individual basis.
Candidates must submit their written request to the CAMRT Coordinator of Certification at the time they register online to write the exam. The following documentation must also be submitted:
- a clear statement of the nature of the disability and its severity;
- a clear and concise description of the special needs accommodation(s) requested;
- documentation demonstrating that similar accommodations were provided to the candidate during their education program
- supporting documentation, from a healthcare or counselling professional which:
- indicates an assessment was done on the candidate;
- describes details of the disability including a diagnosis;
- describes the candidate’s current functional limitation;
- supports the request for the specific accommodations made by the candidate
Please print a copy of the Special Accommodations Request Form. Complete the form, attach required documentation as indicated, and send it to the CAMRT Coordinator of Certification at least 90 days before the exam date.
All medical and supporting documentation submitted will be kept confidential by the CAMRT, and will be used for the purpose of assisting CAMRT in determining the suitable accommodations necessary for the candidate, if any.
All medical documentation must be current within six (6) months of the date of application to write the exam. If the medical documentation, i.e. report or letter is not current within six (6) months of the date of the candidate’s application, the applicant must include a letter from a healthcare or counselling professional indicating that they have reviewed the supporting medical documentation and concur that the accommodations set out within it remain valid for the candidate for the purposes of the CAMRT certification exam on the date of the proposed sitting of the exam.
CAMRT will notify the contact person at the provincial association administering the exam immediately following receipt of a complete accommodation request, describing the details of the requested accommodations. CAMRT will contact and discuss with the candidate the accommodation request that the candidate has made.
The final decision regarding an accommodation request lies with the CAMRT Director of Education, in collaboration with the CAMRT Certification Coordinator. In making their decision, the CAMRT must ensure that granting the accommodation request will not compromise the validity and integrity of the certification exam. CAMRT’s decision will be communicated to the student and the applicable provincial association at least thirty (30) days prior to the exam.
Prior to writing the exam the candidate will sign an acknowledgement that all agreed to accommodation(s) have been provided. Post exam writing the candidate will sign a further acknowledgement that all agreed to accommodation(s) have been provided to their satisfaction.
Exam sitting/centre transfers must be submitted in writing; email accepted. Please contact the Manager of Certification. Include in your email your full name, discipline, exam sitting, mode of payment, the exam sitting and exam centre to which you wish to be transferred.
Should an exam candidate fail to appear for a certification exam, it is the responsibility of the exam candidate to transfer to a new exam sitting. Failure to transfer to a new exam sitting or request a refund after two (2) full years from the original exam date will result in the forfeit of the full exam fee.
|Exam refund fee||$100|
|Exam sitting transfer fee||$50|
Cheques/money orders must be payable to the “Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists” (CAMRT). CAMRT will NOT accept post-dated cheques. Payments by Visa or MasterCard credit cards are accepted. All fees are in Canadian dollars (CAD) and are subject to change without notice.
A link to obtain exam results on the secure area of the CAMRT website is emailed to candidates approximately 20 working days after the exam date. Exam results are NOT released by telephone, fax or email.
PASS: The candidate has met the standard for entry-to-practice and is eligible for the CAMRT credential. There will be no numerical marks given to candidates who pass the exam.
FAIL: A candidate who has not been successful in the certification exam will be notified that they have failed. Each failed candidate receives a performance profile indicating:
- The candidate’s total raw score (number of questions they had correct)
- The raw score required for a pass
- A breakdown by Competency Profile Module, comparing the number of questions asked on the exam in that module to the number of questions candidate had correct. In some modules, a further breakdown will be provided depending on the content of the module.
The breakdown per module will give the unsuccessful candidate an indication of areas of weakness. This information is provided to allow the candidate an opportunity for remedial preparation. Remedial preparation is strongly recommended for all candidates who have failed.
Please note: The answer sheets of candidates with a “borderline” result – those with a total number of correct answers within three (3) marks of the passing raw score – are remarked by hand to confirm the number of correct answers BEFORE the candidate’s result is released. The score as indicated in the result letter is final.
The exam result is final. Under no circumstances are exam results given or discussed over the telephone.